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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 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:
5th - 6th Jan
4th - 5th May
7th - 8th Sep

Killarney / Kerry Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
2nd - 3rd Feb
6th - 7th Jul
2nd - 3rd Nov

Kinvara / Galway Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
2nd - 3rd Mar
3rd - 4th Aug
7th - 8th Dec

Laragh / Wicklow Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
6th - 7th Apr
1st - 2nd Jun
5th - 6th Oct

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:
12th - 13th Jan
9th - 10th Feb
9th - 10th Mar
13th - 14th Apr
14th - 15th Sep
12th - 13th Oct
9th - 10th Nov
14th - 15th Dec

Killarney / Kerry Mountain Skills 2 Dates:
12th - 13th Jan
9th - 10th Feb
9th - 10th Mar
13th - 14th Apr
14th - 15th Sep
12th - 13th Oct
9th - 10th Nov
14th - 15th Dec

Course Director:
Nathan Kingerlee


Mountaineering Ireland Mountain Skills Training & Assessment

Compass Clinic - One Day Course

Scrambling Ropework

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
All Equipment Provided

Scrambling Ropework Dates:
17th - 18th Jan
7th - 8th Mar
31st Oct - 1st Nov