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Mountain Skills 1

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 by Mountaineering Ireland and delivered by qualified Outdoors Ireland instructors. Our Mountain Skills Courses run in Kerry, Galway and Wicklow.

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: €170 Per Person
Day 1: 930am - 530pm
Day 2: 930am - 430pm
Mountaineering Ireland Certification
Beginners Welcome


Kerry Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
3rd - 4th Feb 2018
2nd - 3rd Jun 2018
6th - 7th Oct 2018

Glengarriff Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
14th - 15th Oct 2017
27th - 28th Jan 2018
5th - 6th May 2018
1st - 2nd Sep 2018

Wicklow Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
18th - 19th Nov 2017
31st Mar - 1st Apr 2018
4th - 5th Aug 2018
1st - 2nd Dec 2018

Galway Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
16th - 17th Dec 2017
3rd - 4th Mar 2018
30th Jun - 1st Jul 2018
3rd - 4th Nov 2018

Course Director:
Nathan Kingerlee


Mountaineering Ireland Mountain Skills Training & Assessment

Mountain Skills 2

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 by Mountaineering Ireland and delivered by qualified Outdoors Ireland instructors. Our Mountain Skills Courses run in Kerry, Galway and Wicklow.

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: €170 Per Person
Day 1: 930am - 930pm
Day 2: 930am - 430pm
Mountaineering Ireland Certification

Kerry Mountain Skills 2 Dates:
23rd - 24th Sep 2017
2nd - 3rd Dec 2017
24th - 25th Feb 2018
24th - 25th Mar 2018
27th - 28th Oct 2018
8th - 9th Dec 2018

Glengarriff Mountain Skills 2 Dates:

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Course Director:
Nathan Kingerlee


Mountaineering Ireland Mountain Skills Training & Assessment

Forest Navigation Skills

Forest Navigation Skills 1 Dates:
21st - 22nd Oct 2017
20th - 21st Jan 2018
15th - 16th Sep 2018
8th - 9th Dec 2018

Forest Navigation Skills 2 Dates:
14th - 15th Apr 2018
17th - 18th Nov 2018

Mountain Skills First Aid