Mountain Training Weekend in Wicklow : Mountain Skills 1

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Mountain Training Weekends : Mountain Skills 1 – Mountain Skills 2.



As a course provider for Mountaineering Ireland, I run Mountain Skills 1 and 2 training courses, accordingly to the Mountaineering Ireland Syllabus. The scheme is divided up into ; Mountain Skills 1 and Mountain Skills 2 and a Mountain Skills Assessment. The aim of these courses which run over 2 weekends or 4 days, is to help you learn the skills you need to get out hiking; independently, safely, responsibly in the mountains of Ireland, the UK and beyond. To navigate with confidence using a map, a compass and proper equipment in any type of weather condition during day or night time (night time training as being part of MS2). There are  2 to 3 hours indoor sessions on the Saturday and Sunday morning but, most of the course will take place outdoor with a night navigation up to 9 or 10 pm mostly held in Autumn or Winter ( MS2)

The courses cover :

  1. Mountain Skills Scheme introduction
  2. Personal Equipment
  3. Reading and Understanding Maps
  4. Features recognition and depiction of relief
  5. Contour interpretation
  6. Grid reference and self location
  7. Scale understanding
  8. Compass use
  9. Timing and Pacing
  10. Mountain Environment and the Leave No trace Program
  11. Route Planning
  12. Mountain Hazards
  13. Emergencies and Hypothermia
  14. Steep  ground and more.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Private and personalized courses for individuals and small groups are also available.
    Some hiking experience are essential before joining the scheme however, you don’t need to be an expert.

Location of this courses will take place in the Wicklow and Mount-Leinster area. Further details regarding the LOCATION and DATES will be given on the Mountaineering Ireland Website: Home page – Training – course provider= Emmanuel Chappard, and on ;

PRICE = € 120

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Start Date End Date Course Name Course Location
25/07/2020 26/07/2020 Mountain Skills Training 1 Wickow
15/08/2020 16/08/2020 Mountain Skills Training 1 Wicklow
12/09/2020 13/09/2020 Mountain Skills Training 1 Wicklow
05/09/2020 06/09/2020 Mountain Skills Training 1 Bunclody
17/10/2020 18/10/2020 Mountain Skills Training 2 Wicklow
31/10/2020 01/11/2020 Mountain Skills Training 2 Wicklow
14/11/2020 15/11/2020 Mountain Skills Training 2 Wicklow
03/10/2020 04/10/2020 Mountain Skills Training 2 Bunclody
05/12/2020 06/12/2020 Mountain Skills Training 1 Wicklow
19/12/2020 20/12/2020 Mountain Skills Training 2 Wicklow
01/08/2020 02/08/2020 Mountain Skills Training 1 Bunclody

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