Mountain Skills Courses
Mountain Skills 2
Evening navigation sessions - Dublin Mountains
Walking Club Training
Navigation techniques in poor visibility
Winter Hiking Preparation
Trekking Holiday Preparation
Night Navigation


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We are a Mountain Skills Course Provider offering mountain skills courses, hill walking support and wild camping training in the Irish Mountains. The MS training is divided into three blocks, MS1, MS2 and MS Assessment. MS1 and MS2 are the basic training blocks covering all aspects of hillwalking that you will require to become a self – sufficient hill walker. If you would like to learn more about the skills required on our mountains and improve your outdoor experiences, please consider a mountain skills course.

MS1: This course includes map-reading and simple navigation techniques, recognition of natural features, distance measurement and timing of walks. Mountain hazards are also covered, as is personal equipment such as correct clothing and emergency equipment.

MS2: This course builds on MS1. It covers the use of a compass, route planning and the preparation of route cards, night navigation, scrambling, mountain rescue and emergency procedures.

MS1 and MS2 are generally run over two day periods and comprise a mixture of indoor informal lectures/discussions and outdoor practical sessions. The ratio for MS1 and MS2 is one instructor to six candidates.

blogs from the wild side

Traverse the Pyrenees – GR10
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A Fjord Adventure
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Loopy on The Spink, Co Wicklow
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On Steep Ground
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How Would you like to find yourself on steep ground?  On a Saturday in April we brought a group of eager hikers up a steep route to Summit Camaderry Mountain.  This group up... Read More

No Skis Required
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Our next outing in the snow occurs in the Mourne Mountains, our group travelled up to the Mourne Lodge, Cnocnafeola during November. The weather is looking good, no rain, clear sky and there... Read More

Camping in the wilds
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