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Mountain Skills 1 Course

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Mountain Skills 1 Course

From EUR 120.00



Mar 20 2021 09:00 - Mar 21 2021 16:30
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We will continue to monitor public health guidance and, if the situation changes and/or circumstances require it then we may have to defer/cancel courses to avoid endangering course participants, staff and the public.

It pays to know your way around, especially when the mist comes down or the weather closes in

Mountain Skills 1 is the foundation training to enable you to make your way reliably in open countryside and on our hills. It includes map reading and navigation techniques as well as personal equipment, and some aspects of the upland environment. This course is accredited by the Mountain Training Board of Ireland (the new all Ireland mountain training body) and is usually delivered through two days tuition in an upland environment.

Our team are qualified Mountain Leaders, holding appropriate outdoor first aid certification. Instruction groups are a maximum of 6 participants to each instructor, enabling us to enable maximum learning for each participant. It is highly desirable that participants have had some previous hillwalking experience.

Price for tuition is €120 per participant. An amount of the learning will be delivered through pre-course work, written materials, videos and exercises with a few zoom calls for face-to-face work. For the outdoor work at the weekend, participants must arrange to get to the venue and will need to bring adequate food and water for a day on the hill each day. 

You must also register for the Mountain Skills Scheme with Mountaineering Ireland, there is a fee of €22 euro for that and it covers:
– Access to the full Mountain Skills Scheme training and assessment
– A Digital Logbook and booklet setting out the scheme and allowing you to track your progress
– A discounted Mountaineering Ireland membership fee of €30, if you wish to join at the time of registration
We can explain how to do that on if you are booking with us.

For more information or to book a place call Milly at 086 2475280 or send me an email at

You can book online by clicking on "Book a Place" above.

We can organise a course close to you on other dates if you have a small group interested. We also provide MS2 courses on request.


Explore More: We focus on supporting groups that want to explore more of the natural world in the uplands and mountains of Ireland. We are committed to helping you to extend your boundaries; whether that's getting started with upland walking, tackling more difficult terrain, walking at night, visiting places you have not been, wild camping, multi-day walking, wilderness expeditions in Ireland or preparing for expeditions to higher peaks elsewhere.


Neifinn Neifinn, Glendalough, County Wicklow, Eircode: A98 Y971


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