Mountain Skills 1 and 2
Ever wanted to learn the skills you need to become a competent navigator in the mountains of Ireland and beyond by day, by night or bad weather?
As mountain leaders and course providers for Mountaineering Ireland and the UK, we run Mountain Skills 1 and 2 which is a nationally accredited course.
The aim of Mountain Skills 1 and 2 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.
The course is split between an indoor session of 4 hours and 4 hours outdoor practice which includes a night navigation as part of Mountain Skills 2.
Mountain 1 and 2 cover :
- Mountain Skills Scheme introduction
- Personal Equipment
- Reading and Understanding Maps
- Features recognition and depiction of relief
- Contour interpretation
- Grid reference and self location
- Map’s Scale
- Introduction to compass
- Timing and Pacing
- Mountain Environment and the Leave No trace Program
- Route Planning
- Route Card
- Mountain Hazards
- Steep ground
- compass bearing
Private and personalized courses for individuals and small groups are also available.
Some hiking experience is essential before joining the scheme however, you don’t need to be an expert.
You will need to be registered with Mountaineering Ireland is the cost of registration for the the course is :@22
The Mountain Skills course is € 120 which includes: Tea, coffee, scones or else, course notes, a free hiking day practice, a log book and a certificate.
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