A number of club leaders are upskilling their first aid qualifications this week end with instructor Ronan Lenihan. Ronan’s relaxed teaching style, command of the subject matter and his vast experience with the Glen of Imaal Mt Rescue team has given the group a top quality Wilderness First Aid Level 3 course. The group covered topics from breathing difficulties, bleeding, shock, sprains, heart attacks to broken bones. Coping with any of these conditions on a mountainside in remote areas requires a particular set of skills and calm. The group had lots of practice at cpr, bandaging and applying splints.