Mountain Skills 2


This course covers:

  • Advanced map reading and understanding
  • Navigational techniques, map and compass
  • Mountain hazards and dangers
  • Indoor and outdoor practical sessions
  • Further use of a compass
  • Route planning
  • Navigation day into night
  • Nighttime navigation
  • Safe travel on uneven and steep ground
  • Emergency procedures
Clear selection


Our nationally accredited Mountain Skills 2 course will improve your personal skills required for hiking in Ireland. Helping you become even more self sufficient on the hills. This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in the outdoors wishing to advance their navigational skills. The course is very practical and brings the student into a more challenging environment for hiking, mountain walking and trekking. We exercise our skills in the mountains in poor and night time conditions. These courses are approved by Mountaineering Ireland. Our Mountain Skills Courses form part of the official Mountain Leader Qualification.

This course includes:
Advanced map-reading
Advanced navigation techniques
Night navigation
Improved compass techniques
Further recognition of natural features
Improved timing methods
Route planning
Mountain hazards
Emergency equipment and procedures

On day 1 we will be spending most of the morning indoors and the afternoon on the hills and continue on the mountain until well after dark. On day 2 we will spend all day on the hills covering steep and broken ground.
We cover some theory on both mornings, please bring along a pen and paper for taking a few notes.

Course includes tea/coffee and certificate of completion.
Private courses are available nationwide, please contact us for details.

Additional information


All our instructors are experienced, qualified, registered and insured.


Our Training Center, Laragh, Co. Wicklow.


2 full days, day into night, you will be on the mountains in the dark

What to bring

Waterproof Jacket and trousers, hill walking boots, walking trousers/tracksuit bottoms/leggings (avoid cotton) base layer- top/tee shirt/fleece, take a spare if you feel the cold, mid layer- fleece, hat and gloves and backpack. Essential: Head torch


You are required to being a packed lunch and drink for each day.


You will require a map, a Silva Type 4 compass and head torch, details on booking

First Aid

All our instructors are qualified in remote emergency care and wilderness first aid, you are in safe hands.


A general level of fitness s required.