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 recognized 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.
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.
Kerry Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
9th & 10th Mar
8th & 9th Jun
9th & 10th Nov
Galway Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
26th & 27th Jan
13th & 14th Apr
7th & 8th Sep
14th & 15th Dec
Wicklow Mountain Skills 1 Dates:
9th & 10th Feb
11th & 12th May
12th & 13th Oct
Galway Mountain Skills 2 Dates:
2nd & 3rd Feb
16th & 17th Nov
Wicklow Mountain Skills 2 Dates:
23rd & 24th Mar
21st & 22nd Dec
For More Details Contact Outdoors Ireland On:
+353 (0) 86 860 45 63