DofE / Gaisce | Mountain Ways Ireland

DofE / Gaisce

Approved Activity Provider

Schools, Scouts, Clubs and Youth Organisations

Mountain Ways Ireland is an Approved Activity provider (AAP) for both the DofE and through the joint awards initiative the GaiscePresidents award.

We have many years experience leading groups in the mountains of Ireland and the UK.

As qualified Mountain Leaders (MLS) we will deliver a level of training, expedition skills and award management above and beyond what is asked for. Its not all about the hard mountain skills. We share our extensive knowledge of history, folklore, nature, wild edible plants and a deeper connection to the landscape.

Just contact us through the form at the bottom of the page with your award level requirements and we will be happy to give you a quote.

Duke of Edinburgh Approved Activity Provider
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Duke of Edinburgh

Everything you’d expect from a leading DofE Expedition provider

You can be confident in our professionalism from the first email or phone call until we sign off on a successful expedition de-brief.

All DofE / Gaisce Expedition Packages include:
  • Pre-expedition in-school presentation and meeting.
  • Detailed planning and itineraries.
  • Design and delivery of Training, Practice and Qualifying Expedition days.
  • Extensive knowledge and expertise from qualified Mountain leaders (MLS)
  • In-School training sessions (if required).
  • The booking of camp sites where required.
  • Use of all equipment and logistical support.

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Gaisce / The Presidents Award

Everything that you’d expect and more from a Gaisce / Presidents Award expedition provider

The Joint Award Initiative is a unique partnership between Gaisce – The President’s Award and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award which offers young people in Northern Ireland a choice of certification for their award achievement.  

Under the Joint Award Initiative, young people in Northern Ireland  who fulfil the requirements of the Joint Award Initiative can choose to receive  Gaisce – The President’s Award, a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, or a Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold Award levels. 

The packages that we provide are the same regardless of which path the young person chooses.

What you’ll need and what we provide:

We know that it can be expensive for young people to gather up all of the required kit for a mountain expedition.Thats why we provide as many of most expensive items as possible. Our tents and camping equipment are really top quality and through our years of experience we know how to balance the need for quality and strength to withstand the mountain environment while still remaining lightweight backpacking options.

  • Trangia Gas Stoves and Gas
  • Compasses
  • Maps and Map Cases
  • Rugged Mountain Grade 2 Way Radios
  • First aid kits
  • A range of expedition size backpacks
  • Backpack liners and covers
  • Emergency shelter bothys
  • A range of top quality lightweight mountain tents
  • Sleep Mats

Contact us for more information