Mountain Skills Courses

**FULL** Mountain Skills 2 Course (MS2 ) ref: 14/1

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The Mountain Skills (MS) training course provides a general introduction to hill-walking in Ireland and the U.K and provides the basics of mountain navigation. Offering a solid foundation for gaining personal mountaineering proficiency, Mountain Skills training teaches the necessary vital skills in mountain safety, navigation techniques, knowledge of hazards, and personal equipment, so that a person finishing the course may 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 Mountain Leader award (ML)

Mountain Skills 2 builds on those skills introduced in MS1 and is a two day course involving 20 hours of instruction & tuition.

We will cover

Emergency procedures

Grid references

Navigation techniques

Compass bearings

Night navigation

Introduction to mountain scrambling & negotiating steep ground

At the end of this course you will be well on your journey to being self sufficient in the mountains, in most weather and visibility conditions. You will also have a thorough understanding of the preparation  and level of competence required to move onto Mountain Skills Assessment.

Course Price: €180 per person

Ratio: 1:6

Length: 2 days/20hrs