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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:
20th - 21st May
16th - 17th Sep

Glengarriff Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
17th - 18th Jun
14th - 15th Oct

Wicklow Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
18th - 19th Mar
15th - 16th Jul
18th - 19th Nov

Galway Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
8th - 9th Apr
19th - 20th Aug
16th - 17th Dec

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:
11th - 12th Mar
23rd - 24th Sep
2nd - 3rd Dec

Glengarriff Mountain Skills 2 Dates:

11th - 12th Nov

Course Director:
Nathan Kingerlee


Mountaineering Ireland Mountain Skills Training & Assessment

Forest Navigation Skills

Forest Navigation Skills Dates:
25th - 26th Feb
24th - 25th Jun
21st - 22nd Oct

Mountain Skills First Aid