Bio

Bio : Ronan Friel

Date of Birth: 24-11-82

Ronan has had an interest in the hills from a very young age. His interest began in the hills of Donegal, his father’s home. He is, by profession, an electrician with his own business based in Dublin. Ronan also runs a business providing a mountain guiding service throughout Ireland and specialising in getting off the well known tracks. He is a volunteer with Gaisce (Ireland’s president’s award) as has been an expedition leader for the past few years organising, planning and executing international expeditions. He has climbed and hiked in Summer and Winter all over Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Slovenia, Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland and Australia. He has extensive skills in navigation, night navigation and rope work. Ronan is also a volunteer with Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue which is one of Ireland’s busiest mountain rescue teams.

His qualifications include, remote emergency care level 4&5, CFR (cardiac first responder), EFR (emergency first responder), WEMT (wilderness emergency medical technician), MRI EMT (Mountain rescue Ireland emergency medical technician). He also has a Mountain Rescue Ireland’s accredited hill party leader qualification and is an advanced rope rescue rigging technician. Mountains of course are not just about the climbing and hiking but also about the flora and fauna. Ronan operates under the ethos of the “leave no trace” ethics and is a qualified “leave no trace” trainer.

Qualifications

Recognised by the Irish Mountain Training Board

Volunteer with Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue

Skills

  • Search and Rescue
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Guided Walking
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