Colaiste Chilliain - An Idirbhliain

An Idirbhliain


An Idirbhliain

Is bliain í an Idirbhliain atá dírithe ar dhaltaí atá tar éis an Teastas Sóisearach a chur díobh. Tugann an Idirbhliain deis do na daltaí sin fás, forbairt agus foghlaim saor ó shrianta scrúduithe poiblí sula dtugann siad faoi chúrsa na hArdteiste. Ina theannta sin, cuirtear réimse leathan ábhar ar fáil dóibh a thugann dúshlán intleachtúil do na daltaí agus a dhéanann a gcumais fhoghlama a shaibhriú.

  •  cumais agus inniúlacht na ndaltaí a fhorbairt go hintleachtach, go mothálach, go spioradálta, go sóisialta agus go gairmiúil trí chleachtaí struchtúrtha foghlama .
  •  daoine óga a ullmhú don ról  mar chomhaltaí neamhspleácha, rannpháirteacha agus freagracha sa tsochaí.
  •   scileanna na ndaltaí a fhorbairt chun a gcuid buanna, ábaltachtaí agus cumais féin a aimsiú
  •   freastal ar riachtanais agus inniúlacht taobh istigh de réimse oideachais atá leathan, acadúil, gníomhach agus praiticiúil.
  •   an deis a thabhairt don dalta trasnú a dhéanamh ó struchtúr docht an Teastais Shóisearaigh go dtí struchtúr neamhspleách na hArdteiste le dearcadh níos aibí.



Eolas Tábhachtach Dóibh Siúd Atá Ag Smaoineamh ar Kilimanjaro A Dhreapadh. (Eolas a tugadh ag cruinniú ar an 21 Samhain, 2011 i gColáiste Chilliain)

Kings Hospital Kilimanjaro Achievers 2011 / 2012 ‘’The only real difference between a mountain and a mohill is our own perspective’’ Ian mc Keever MPRII Author/ Adventurer/Broadcaster www.kilimanjaroachievers.com
When climbing Kilimanjaro with Teenagers…
Questions you should ask as parents… Service Provider…
1.How much preparation is provided?
2.What type of preparation is offered?
3.What background has the provider (s)/ Summit success rate?
In relation to the Trip Itself…
1.Which route are you going and why?
2.What level of support is on the mountain & why?
3.What resources do the service provider provide?
4.How do they treat their staff on the mountain?
In relation to the Teenagers…
1.What will they learn? Will the learn to think for themselves?
2.What is their actual motivation for taking part?
3.Is this about a summit or a journey?
But Why do students Really come… ‘‘The key to motivation is motive. It's the why. It's the deeper "yes!" burning inside that makes it easier to say no to the less important’’...
‘Kilimanjaro was simply breathtaking, both literally and emotionally…But it was so much more than just a mountain. There were bonds formed, lives changed and outlooks transformed. I came home a better and wiser person’
Etain Ryan 16
St Ailbe’s Tipp Town Service providers: A Partnership Ian & Everlasting Tours…
Ian mc Keever MPRII…
1.As a climber: 5 Peaks World Record Holder 2004 7 Summit World Record Holder 2007
2.On Kilimanjaro: Has Trained & guided: - Youngest male in 2008 - Youngest female in 2011 - In 2011 trained & guided 132 teenagers to summit - Has summated the mountain 21 times
Everlasting Tanzanian Travels…
1.Operated by Samuel Kinsonga & Robert Frank
2.Only wholly owned African operation on Kilimanjaro
3. All Africans working with Sam + Rob have 350 + summits
4.Ian & Everlasting have 100% summit success. Only ones that do
Which route to take and why…
There are in fact 9 gate entry points across the entire mountain subsequently merging into 3 actual summit routes to Uhuru Peak (the top) …
There are 3 primary reasons to go the Lemosho 8 day route the route that we in fact use. They are:
1.Your Pre acclimatisation. Evidence shows a clear slide in % success as the number of days reduces. 90% + on Lemosho Versus 50-55% on Coca Cola route which is the most popular. It’s a 4 day route. People don’t research properly, come are under time/financial pressure and take a ‘chance’ in the hope they might summit. For the sake of a few bob clients become disappointed
2.Your experience. There are 5 unique ecosystems on this mountain and the only route that affords the merging of such amazing landscape changes is Lemosho
3.Your Health & Safety. 8 days allows us make any changes required in the event of sudden changes in weather or circumstance such as doing a morning v night time summit.
The 12 week preparatory Programme Our Med advisor is Dr Padraig Sheerin Our Lady’s Hospital …
In the 12 weeks leading up each participant must do:
1.2 blood tests. 1st before Nov 28th/ The 2nd 4 weeks pre departure 5 key markers are evaluated. Your GP must provide the following in the blood test: Haemoglobin/Iron/Ferritin/ White Cell/ Cholesterol/Vitamin B12. All results emailed to me
2.Nutritional programme to support the immune system that encourages: A better metabolic rate/better alkaline system/more energy. Families are asked to invest in a juicer. Programme available after Xmas
3.Training: Each person must do a minimum of 4 of the weekends outlined (sat or Sun). Final May session is compulsory. In addition Each person must also do 2-3 hours of their own support cardio/anaerobic work. Full programme provided. Simply follow it
4.Teambuilding. We operate a ‘buddy buddy’ system and the use of psychometrics using Inscape DISC profiling at the final training session helps us make sure that each pairing is best suited
Health & Safety on Kilimanjaro…
The Service Providers provide:
1.Full medical support with an African or Irish doctor present on all trips. All trips carry full medical supplies required from oxygen tank to resuscitation capacity
2.The highest standards of hygiene/water treatment/ filtration/(Katadyn water systems only) food quality (3 of the best qualified chefs operating) is maintained throughout the entire stay
3.Each day each person operates in a ‘buddy buddy’ system and must check that their fellow climbing colleague meets our required H&S check list and they are asked to check in with the guides constantly regarding same
4.Each day each person is assessed morning and evening for
- Respiratory
- Heart Rate
- Blood Pressure
- 02 Saturation levels The 2011 Campaign Overview
Summer 2011, 155 people took part in Kilimanjaro schools project
They each took the Lemosho Route 6.5 days up 1.5 days down
8 school based trips over a 4 month period (Max group size 36)
All 155 summated. Unprecedented in the history of the KNP
Of the 155
- 123 were students (68 Male / 55 Female)
- 6 regions were represented / 14 schools
- Students ranged in age from 11 - 18
- The remaining 32 were parents/teachers/doctors
€94,000 was raised for Irish charities
There were a total of 168 Media Clippings: 38 - National…
Several 1sts:
 - Youngest ever female Sarah O’ Neill/ 1st ever all female group
Headline Front Page
of the Irish
Denotes story of the
11 year old Irish girl
that we brought to
the summit
August 30th…
e 2012 & The School based trips
In 2012 new partnerships will be formed:
- I Times Education & Living
- Lion Guardian Project in Africa:
(See www.lionguardians.wildlifedirect.org)
- The Cheti School in Arusha
(see www.cheti.org)
In 2012 there will be 10 school trips between May & September …
There will 9 VEC regions - up to 30 taking part from each region
Waterford/ Wexford/Mayo/Sligo/Wicklow/Donegal/Dublin/Kerry/Tipp
In addition representation by students from 4 non VEC schools (Belvedere/St Andrew’s/Kings Hospital/ ** 1 All girls school TBC
In addition there may be one trip dedicated specifically to Youth Reach allowing us access teenagers from marginalised parts of society across the country
Dates for travel 2012 Please note TBC by 747 travel
Dates options Add 3 days to the RTN if staying for 12
22nd – 31st (Kings Hospital/Belvedere/Col Chillian) 25-30
3rd – 12th (North Tipperary 25-30??)
13th – 22nd (south Tipperary) (22)
June 23rd – July 2nd (Sligo) + Scouts from Limerick (37-41)
3rd – 12th (Mayo) (28-30)
15th- 24th (Wicklow) (30-36 )
25th – Aug 3rd (Waterford) (27-30)
5th – 14th (Donegal county wide) 30
15th – 24th ( Blank)
25th – Sept 3rd(Donegal Lorreto Letterkenny 30)
Kings Hospital & Kili 2012 – next steps…
Next steps
1.They will be part of a mixed TY group consisting of up to 35 students and adults from various schools E.g. Belvedere. Departure TBC May 22nd
2.The Adult support will be Ratio 1:8 Irish : African wise its 1:4
3.Parent from the Kings Hop group very welcome to come too
4.Flight deposits €200 payable to 747 on Dec 4th and no later
5.African deposit payable Jan 20th €120
6.Bloods (to bench mark where we are at) sought form each person Bloods by November 28th. Please advise if a surgery is required
7.We must agree training dates in January as per itinerary )
8.We Agree gear items required in January (as per the gear brand which is called storm tech for the key summit items only. This will be facilitated via information that will after Xmas)
All Kili Costs Full Breakdown
Core costs for 9 day stay :
- Flights Service provider 747 (€1,150 Avg)
- African costs are fixed ($2,175)
Miscellaneous which we all pay :
- Visa into Tanzania ($100)
- 3 Required vaccinations (€250 approx)
(Typhoid/Hep A Hep B x3 shots/Yellow fever)
(malaria/diamox) prophylactic
- The 4Core climbing gear items *(€200 - €400)
- Compulsory DISC assessment ** (Kings Hos have) (€20)
- Full Blood profile x2 (€20 – 25)
- Porter tip end of trip ( $160
- 3 day stay on option in Africa ($400)
- Army training (part of the 12 week programme) (€50)
•Denotes what they may be need /already have depending
•All gear is standardised Storm tech details/ PDF's provided on mail after Xmas
Fundraising Outline…
Students on this trip may fundraise part or all of their actual core costs. They don’t have to but they may if they chose
They must in addition however donate a minimum of €500 to charity in this case Our Lady’s Crumlin
Fundraising materials will be made available in next 2 weeks(posters /S cards/T shirts etc). Each participant is asked to contribute €15 to cover these printer costs.
All monies raised will be lodged into a special account being set up by Tipp South VEC (Sarah Jane Burke is the administrator which tracks all monies for charity etc. Each person including Kings Hospital students etc will receive a number against their name. What goes into this account is all deposits/balance payments/the €15 for the print costs/Their 1st 500 raised for charity and any subsequent charity money raised
Pre training in Ireland
12th / 19th /26th
90 minute Cardio Session work venues Phoenix Park / Killiney Hill Dublin varying* 6.15pm
14th/15th Carrountohill Challenge: Twice in 8 hours. 8.30am Cronin’s Cark Park
21st / 22nd The 3 peaks challenge Climb Irelands 3 highest peaks Beenkeragh/Cahir/Carrountohill
All 3 are located in the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks in Co Kerry: 7am starts both days
(Day packs ** check weather 3 days in advance)
April 28th / 29th Galtee Mountains 3 peaks challenge 6 hours.
(Day pack/2 litres hydration) Meeting point Lissvarrinane Village 9am
Pre training In Ireland…
Pre training in Ireland:
Feb 18th / 19th
Feb 25th / 26th
Fitness assessments in Glendalough 2nd car park 9.30am starts: 2 hour sessions
(Light snacks/ light training gear/runners with good grips/ 1 litre for hydration)
10th / 11th / 18th ‘Croagh Patrick Challenge’ Try and complete Twice in 4 hours 9am starts
(Light platypus pack/snacks/gloves/beanie hat
March 24th/ 25th / 31st ‘Twelve Pins’ Challenge 6 hours in the mountains 9.30am start
(Rain gear/gloves/hat/platypus/Day Pack/snacks/camel back)
Pre training in Ireland…
5th/6th / Errigal Challenge Cardio workout + Climbing of Donegal’s highest peak
Meeting point 9am Wrights Pub Glen of Imaal
90 minute Cardio Session work venues Phoenix Park / Killiney Hill Dublin varying* 6.15pm
12th / 13th Army survival training: Places strictly limited to 60:
19th/20th The Camaderry Challenge 8 times up the hill in Under 4 hours: 8am starts both days
DISC assessment in Lynham’s of Laragh to follow
The Lemosho 8 day route
8 Day Kilimanjaro Itinerary for School groups
The Lemosho Route.
We will meet you at the Kilimanjaro international airport on you arrival and transfer to your overnight lodge at Kilimanjaro, give you a little time to rest after a long flight, followed by a general briefing and equipment check. Welcome to Africa!
Day 2: Londorossi Gate (2,100m) to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,750m)
Elevation Gain: 650 meters, 2,133 feet
Lemosho is ideal for climbers seeking a more private hiking experience. Although the trail joins with the more popular Machame route on day three, the first two days on the mountain are relatively quiet with few other trekking groups on the trail. On the first day, arrive at Londorossi Gate at about 11am. Spend about an hour at the gate while Everlasting adventures registers your climb and the porters and guides make final preparations. Please note that the arrival time at the gate may vary depending on road conditions.
After registering at the gate, drive to the trailhead. Leave the gate at around 12pm for Mti Mkubwa Camp. Pass through the rain forests of Kilimanjaro viewing trees and birds along the way. Eat a picnic on the trail before continuing to Mti Mkubwa Camp. Arrive at the campsite in the late afternoon and relax for the rest of the day.
The route
Day 3
Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,750m) to Shira 1 Camp (3600m)
Elevation Gain: 850 meters.
Leave the forest on day two for Kilimanjaro's moorland. When the trail flattens out, you will have your first views of Kibo peak. After lunch, you will climb the Shira Plateau, created when Kibo's lava flows filled up the Shira crater. Stop at Shira 1 Camp, where you will relax for the rest of the day.
The route
Day 4
Shira I Camp (3,600m) to Shira II Camp (3,840 meters)
Elevation Gain: 240m.
This is an acclimatization day that allows you to take day hikes that explore the Shira Plateau. You will hike only a short while and gain just over 1000 feet in elevation.
Sept-20: Shira II Camp (3,840m) to Barranco Camp (3,950m)
Elevation Gain: 110m.
Although this up and down day ends with an elevation gain of only 110 meters, by early afternoon you will have climbed 690 meters to a height of 4,530 meters before beginning your descent to Barranco Camp. This day is crucial for acclimatization.
After breakfast, continue east on the Shira Plateau for two hours before reaching the junction for Shira and Lemosho Routes. Continue on through the barren landscape for another thirty minutes before stopping for lunch. Shortly after lunch, reach the highest point of the day before descending quickly to Barranco Camp. From the high point, spot Lava Tower, a 300-foot lava formation jutting out of the mountainside. Optional detour via Lava Tower.
Barranco Camp is considered to be the most scenic campsite on the Machame Route. It is set in a valley among forests of Senecio Kilimanjaro. From the campsite, enjoy magnificent views of Mount Meru, Heim Glacier and Kibo's southern face.
The route
Day 5:
Barranco Camp (3,950m) to Karanga Valley (4,100m)
Elevation Gain: 150 meters.
Leave Barranco Camp after breakfast for Karanga Valley. The day begins with an hour and a half scramble up the Barranco Wall. This is the hardest part of the day and in some places you may have to use your hands to pull your body up. After reaching the top, make a short descent into the greener Karanga Valley. We generally camp on the ridge above the valley to allow for greater acclimatization
Day 6
Sept-22: Karanga Valley (4,100m) to Barafu Camp (4,600m)
Elevation Gain: 500 meters.
After breakfast, begin the hike to Barafu Camp. On the way to Barafu, view several of Kibo's glaciers as well as the junction that connects the descent route, Mweka, with the Machame trail. During day four, hike by the Heim, Kersten and Decken Glaciers. Although the trail to Barafu passes through alpine desert with little vegetation, there are stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks along the way. Try to sleep as soon as you finish dinner as you will awake before midnight for your summit hike.
The route
Day 7
Barafu Camp (4,600m) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) to Mweka Camp (3,100m)
Elevation Gain: 1,295 meters .
Elevation Loss: 2,795 meters.
Around midnight, begin the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. For the next six hours, hike by the light of your headlamp. The Machame ascent to the crater rim is the most challenging part of the entire six-day trek. The going is steep and slow until you reach the crater rim at Stella Point.
The hike from Stella Point to Uhuru Peak is a gradual climb and, as far as hikes go, not very difficult. The altitude, however, makes the hike long and difficult. The crater rim hike takes approximately forty-five minutes. Upon reaching Uhuru, take photos of your guide and group at the peak before beginning the descent to Mweka Camp. On the way down from Uhuru, enjoy breathtaking views of the mountain, crater, clouds and glaciers.
At Barafu Camp, eat a special- prepared brunch, and take a short break. You still have another three hours to go before reaching Mweka Camp, day five's destination.
The route
Day 8
Mweka Camp (3,100m) to Mweka Gate (1,500m)
Elevation Loss: 1,600 meters .
After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Mweka Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro's cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent as the trail can be slippery. Everlasting adventures vehicles will be waiting at the lower station of Mweka Gate to take you back to Arusha. You will be able to buy t-shirts and drinks at the gate.

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