Mountain Skills 1

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So you’d like to be more confident in the hills and mountains?

Gaining confidence as a hill walker allows a great amount of freedom and satisfaction. To plan a hill walk, navigate your way competently and get home safely, using your skills and training is the essence of enjoying the mountains.

Mountain Skills 1 & 2 are Mountaineering Ireland approved training courses, below is information on both.

This is a two-day course and costs €150 per person.


The basis for understanding and progressing your navigation skills. There are both classroom and outdoor elements on this course.

This 2 day course includes map reading and simple navigation techniques, recognition of natural features, distance measurement and timing of walks. Mountain hazards are also covered, as is personal equipment such as correct clothing and emergency equipment.

  • map reading and map setting
  • understanding contours and contour features
  • mountain hazards
  • the mountain environment and access
  • simple navigational skills
  • pacing and timing
  • an introduction to the compass
  • using the compass
  • night navigation
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