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Mountain Skills

Approved by Mountaineering Ireland - 2 day courses in Mountain Safety and Navigation


We provide Mountain Skills 1 & 2 courses approved by Mountaineering Ireland. These two day personal proficiency courses will give you all you need to go hiking in confidence and to start the journey towards your Mountain Skills Assessment:


Mountain Skills 1 Course content includes: 

  • Map reading skills 

  • Feature recognition

  • Navigation & relocation techniques 

  • Personal Equipment

  • Mountain Hazards

  • Introductory Leave No Trace

Mountain Skills 2 Course Content includes:

(building from Mountain Skills 1)

  • Developing MS1 skills learned

  • Compass Navigation

  • Navigating at night and poor visibility 

  • Movement over steep & broken ground

  • Emergency procedures

  • The Mountain Environment

For those wishing to learn basic hill skills, we can tailor introductory navigation courses for groups of 6-12.  

Heritage In Schools

Dark Sky Ranger Programme


Being immersed in nature has numerous widely documented health, cognitive and personal development benefits for kids and this is fundamental to our approach, but we only talk about the fun! You’ll notice the other bits!

Our school visits blend the history of navigation and science of astronomy into fun activities covering curriculum and programme themes including: 

  • Dark Sky Rangers – practical activities using sensory learning and observation to develop night vision, track nocturnal wildlife and encourage less screen time.   

  • Night Sky Safari and Stargazing Sesssions – Learn how to map the sky, using art to create and name a constellation and tell mythical stories of the sky

  • Navigation and Orienteering Courses – place based learning using nature for natural navigation as well as technical compass skills and map making. 

Leave No Trace

Awareness Course


Customised Leave No Trace Awareness courses for community groups such as Tidy Towns, event organisers, schools, clubs and businesses.  


Leave No Trace is an outdoor ethics programme designed to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships.

Course content is tailored to client needs -  covers the seven principles of Leave No Trace in a fun environment and includes outdoor activities.

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