Mountain Skills Training

Learn Map Reading, Navigation Techniques & Compass Skills For Self Sufficient Hill Walking 

Mountain Skills will give you the techniques and experience to navigate safely in the mountains and deal with most eventualities, such as thick mist, night navigation, emergencies or exposed ground.

Mountain Skills Courses are recognised/certified by Mountaineering Ireland and delivered by qualified Outdoors Ireland instructors. Our Mountain Skills Courses run in Cork, Kerry, Galway and Wicklow. We can also run private training courses countrywide.

Mountain Skills 1 is a two-day course. Over the two days you will cover map reading, contour features, navigation techniques, mountain hazards, personal equipment, timing and pacing.

At the end of this course you will have a solid and comprehensive introduction to the skills needed to be self sufficient in the mountains. You will also have a good understanding of the overall Mountain Skills Scheme.

Price: €250 Per Person + €28 Reg Fee Paid To Mountaineering Ireland
Complete A Training Course With Us – Repeat The Same Course At Any Stage In The Future, Free Of Charge

930am – 530pm
Beginners Welcome
Mountaineering Ireland Certification

Mountain Skills 1 Dates
Glengarriff/Cork:
4th – 5th May 2024
31st Aug – 1st Sep 2024
2nd – 3rd Sep 2024
30th Nov – 1st Dec 2024

Mountain Skills 1 Dates
Killarney/Kerry:

6th – 7th Apr 2024
5th – 6th Oct 2024

Mountain Skills 1 Dates
Kinvara/Galway:

7th – 8th Mar 2024
2nd – 3rd Nov 2024

Course Director:
Nathan Kingerlee
Mountaineering Ireland Training Courses

Learn Map Reading, Navigation Techniques & Compass Skills For Self Sufficient Hill Walking 

Mountain Skills will give you the techniques and experience to navigate safely in the mountains and deal with most eventualities, such as thick mist, night navigation, emergencies or exposed ground.

Mountain Skills Courses are recognised/certified by Mountaineering Ireland and delivered by qualified Outdoors Ireland instructors. Our Mountain Skills Courses run in Cork, Kerry, Galway and Wicklow. We can also run private training courses countrywide.

Mountain Skills 2 is a two-day course. Over the two days you will cover emergency procedures, grid references, navigation techniques, compass bearings, night navigation and steep ground work.

At the end of this course you will be well underway to being self sufficient in the mountains, in most weather and visibility conditions. You will also have a good understanding of the preparation needed to move onto Mountain Skills Assessment.

Price: €250 Per Person
Complete A Training Course With Us – Repeat The Same Course At Any Stage In The Future, Free Of Charge

930am – 930pm / 930am – 530pm
Mountaineering Ireland Certification

Mountain Skills 2 Dates
Glengarriff/Cork:
2nd – 3rd Mar 2024
2nd – 3rd Oct 2024
2nd – 3rd Nov 2024

Course Director:
Nathan Kingerlee
Mountaineering Ireland Training Courses