Mountain Skills 1 Syllabus

Here is a list of the course content for our Mountain Skills 1 Courses. We run our Mountain Skills Training Courses in Kerry, Galway and Wicklow. These courses are approved by Mountaineering Ireland.
Mountain Skills 1 Syllabus
Mountaineering Ireland/BOS
Mountain Skills/Mountain Leader

Scale
Symbols
Age/Reliability
Early OSI Maps – 1970 Photography
Current OSI Maps – 1995 Photography
National Grid
4 Figure Grid Reference
6 Figure Grid Reference

Set Map With Features
Thumbing
Contour Features
Distance Estimation
Time Estimation
Handrail Navigation
Contour Navigation
Cut Off Point
Tick Off Point
Distance Measurement
Pacing
GPS Intro

Mountain Equipment – Essential Gear

Access/Land Ownership
Hill Walker/Land Owner Relations
Plants/Wildlife
Leave No Trace

Mountain Hazards – Mountain/Weather/Human

Naismith’s Rule – 5KM = 60 Mins/1 Uphill Contour = 1 Min

Recap Contour Features – Flat/Steep/Spot Height/Spur/Col/Re–Entrant/Plateau/Corrie

Pacing
Timing
Back Pack Drop
Feature Recognition – Close/Distant
Set Map With Compass
Attack Point
Re–Location
4 Figure Grid Reference
6 Figure Grid Reference

Basic Compass Bearing

Route Card – Escape Route
Mountain Skills 1 Syllabus
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