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Half Day – Survival Course

Half day Survival Course provides an overview of the essentials of self-rescue. It is the perfect opportunity to complete challenges and learn new skills:

  • Orientation
  • Presentation, priorities of Survival, Bear and his story.
  • Ice breaker and PT
  • Natural Navigation exercise.
  • Knife safety
  • Fire Lighting techniques
  • Edible/Deadible and gruesome eat
  • Shelter build
  • Commando Crawl
  • River Run

Dynamic Self Rescue with Practical Focus

Learn Skills Based on the Priorities of Survival

Challenge by Choice Motto Helps You Push Your Boundaries.

Locations Throughout Ireland

Carton House Estate Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Killriddery Estate Grounds Bray Co. Wicklow

Learn the Essentials of Dynamic Self Rescue

The world’s most recognisable face of survival and outdoor adventure brings the ultimate in self-rescue skills, delivered by his handpicked team of highly trained experts.

This is a rare chance for lucky outdoor enthusiasts from around the globe to be taught Bear’s extreme survival techniques on ‘the most challenging but empowering survival courses on the planet.

Frequently Asked Question's

Will Bear Grylls be there?
Bear will not be present or providing instruction in person. All instructors at the Bear Grylls Survival Academy in Ireland are hand-picked by Bear and trained in "bear-approved" dynamic self-rescue techniques.
How physically fit do I (or my child) need to be?
The BGSA Ireland Survival Courses are designed to bring out the best in the participants via physical and mental challenges. In order to get the most out of the Activities, it is suggested that the participants are reasonably fit and active. If any participant has any health conditions or injuries (including but not limited to the following); non-controlled epilepsy, pregnancy, back injury, shoulder injury, neck injury, sprained or weak limbs, heart condition, for safety reasons, they cannot participate at any Activities. If you have any questions about Health and Fitness for the award, please contact our team in the office.
Do I need to book in advance? Do I need a minimum number of people to book in?
Yes, advanced booking is required at least 24 hours in advance. Call our sales office on 01-6902070. We accept Visa, Mastercard or Laser Cards. You will need to pay the full amount when booking. You will receive an email confirmation to confirm your booking with directions. No minimum numbers at the moment but minimum numbers may be subject to change.
More Question? Take a look at our complete list of FAQ's here.

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