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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 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: €200 Per Person
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


Glengarriff / Cork Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
11th - 12th Jan 2020
2nd - 3rd May 2020
5th - 6th Dec 2020

Killarney / Kerry Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
1st - 2nd Feb 2020
6th - 7th Jun 2020
31st Oct - 1st Nov 2020

Kinvara / Galway Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
7th - 8th Dec 2019
29th Feb - 1st Mar 2020
1st - 2nd Aug 2020
3rd - 4th Oct 2020

Laragh / Wicklow Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
4th - 5th Apr 2020
11th - 12th Jul 2020
5th - 6th Sep 2020

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 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: €200 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

Glengarriff / Cork Mountain Skills 2 Dates:
14th - 15th Dec 2019
25th - 26th Jan 2020
21st - 22nd Mar 2020
26th - 27th Sep 2020
28th - 29th Nov 2020

Killarney / Kerry Mountain Skills 2 Dates:
14th - 15th Dec 2019
22nd - 23rd Feb 2020
25th - 26th Apr 2020
24th - 25th Oct 2020
19th - 20th Dec 2020

Course Director:
Nathan Kingerlee


Mountaineering Ireland Mountain Skills Training & Assessment

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