Mountain Skills 2 Course

Jan 09 2021 10:00 - Jan 10 2021 16:30

Mountain Skills 2 builds on the foundation skills covered on Mountain Skills 1. It covers using a compass along with the map, navigating at night and in poor visibility and moving safely over steep ground. 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 facilitate maximum learning for each participant. Participants should have attended a Mountain Skills 1 course and have had some experience practicing the skills gained there before attending this course.

Price for tuition is €160 per participant. 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. There is a lot of learning packed into the two days and Saturday will incorporate an after dinner session on the hill. We can make arrangements to eat dinner together locally on the Saturday evening and participants may chose to stay somewhere locally or to travel home if the journey is not too long.

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

We can organise a course close to you on other dates if you have a group interested. We also provide MS Assessments 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.

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