On our nationally accredited Mountain Skills 1 course you will learn the personal skills required for hill walking in Ireland. Helping you become self sufficient on the Mountains. This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in the outdoors. The Mountain Skills 1 course is very practical and instills the basics in hiking, mountain walking and trekking to participants. These courses are approved by Mountaineering Ireland. All our Mountain Skills Courses form part of the official Mountain Leader Qualification.
On completion of this Mountain Skills 1 course you will:
Be competent in map-reading
Understand contour lines on maps
Recognise natural features from map to mountain
Understand compass techniques
Be able to use Grid References
Be able to use navigation techniques
Be able to measure the distances and timing of walks
Be able to plan a hiking route
Understand mountain hazards
Know the personal and safety equipment required for hiking
Understand emergency procedures
Course includes tea/coffee and certificate of completion.
This course is delivered over a two day period, as follows:
Day 1, Session 1:
9.00am – 1.00pm, classroom modules
Day 1, Session 2:
1.30pm – 5/6.00pm, outdoor practical training module, on the mountains.
Day 2: Session
9.00am – 5/6.00pm, outdoor practical training module on the mountains.
The Mountain Skills training course instills the fundamentals of mountain navigation in Ireland and the U.K. Offering a solid foundation for gaining personal mountaineering proficiency. Mountain Skills training teaches the necessary skills in mountain safety, navigation techniques, knowledge of hazards, and personal equipment, so that a person finishing the course will be in a position to safely, and competently, take to the hills. Mountain Skills training and assessment also provide foundation training for those who wish to progress to further leadership qualifications, such as the Lowland Leader or Mountain Leader (ML). Mountain Skills courses are available throughout Ireland. All our instructors are qualified, insured and registered with Mountaineering Ireland.
Why train with Hiking.ie?
Experience. We are delivering this course since 2008
Competence. Niall Ennis is an International Mountain Leader, Sports Educator and is QQI trained.
Resources. On completion of this course students will receive supporting training materials.
Satisfaction. We get great feedback on this course, with learners progressing to the Mountain Leader Award.
Price. We are competitively priced.
Private courses are available nationwide, please contact us for details.