Mountain Skills Training

Mountain Skills Training

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.  

  • Our Mountain Skills courses take place in the Nephin Beg/Achill Mountain Ranges.  With classroom work held Newport & /or Mulranny, Co Mayo. 

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