Mountain Skills 1


Mountain Skills 1 is nationally accredited by Mountaineering Ireland and Bord Oiliúint Sléibhe. This course is designed to teach all of the fundamental skills of navigation to allow people to safely hike in Ireland’s Mountains. MS1 provides you with an introduction to a range of essential basic skills for hill walking. It allows you to safely navigate, allowing you to get off the sometimes filled hiking trails, and enable you to “take the road less travelled”. We will teach you how to explore safely, and discover new paths around the Irish mountains. The course runs over two consecutive days, involving two walks and classroom time, where you will learn:

  • Map reading
  • Map setting
  • Compass use
  • Grid references
  • Measuring distances
  • Calculating times for journeys
  • Planning day trips up the mountains