Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mountain skills Training 1 & 2 courses Kerry, Wicklow, Cork, Galway & Mayo, Ireland

Mountain skills courses 2010

The Mountain Skills Scheme aims to teach hill-walkers the skills required to look after themselves in the Irish Mountains. The course provides training in the basic skills required to carry out hill-walking competently, safely and enjoyably. Aspects of navigation, equipment, safety and mountain hazards are covered.

Our next MS1 course is 10/11 April in Kerry, next MS2 is Galway 10/11 April.

Please find list of Mountain skills dates and booking forms attached for both MS1 and MS2. Let us know again which date would suit and can provisionally hold a place till booking form arrives.

MS1: This 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.


- non-residential 145 euro

- residential 185 euro (1 night) 225 euro (2 nights) per person sharing.

Dates: Available on request, please contact us.

Dates: Mountain Skills 1


10 & 11 April, Kerry

24 & 25 April, Kerry

8 & 9 May, Galway

15 & 16 May, Kerry

26 & 27 June, Kerry

24 & 25 July, Kerry

21 & 22 Aug, Kerry

MS2: This course builds on MS1. It covers the use of a compass, route-planning and the preparation of route cards, night navigation, scrambling/ steep ground, mountain rescue and emergency procedures.

Dates Mountain Skills 2 Training


10 & 11 April, Galway

24 & 25 April, Kerry

15 & 16 May, Kerry

24 & 25 July, Kerry

Mountain skills assessment, 15.16 May. 1 or 2 Places left