Dates: 13-14/10/2018 and 24-25/11/2018
Venue: Glendalough, County Wicklow
Mountain Skills 1 is the foundation training to enable you to make your way reliably in open countryside and on our hills. It includes map reading and navigation techniques as well as personal equipment, and some aspects of the upland environment. This course is accredited by the Mountain Training Board of Ireland (the new all Ireland mountain training body) and is usually delivered through two days tuition in an upland environment.
Our team are qualified Mountain Leaders, holding appropriate outdoor first aid certification. Instruction groups are a maximum of 6 participants to each instructor, enabling us to enable maximum learning for each participant. It is highly desirable that participants have had some previous hillwalking experience.
Price for tuition is €120 per participant. Participants must arrange to get to the venue and will need to bring adequate food and water for a day on the hill each day.
Members of Scouting Ireland who are pursuing their Woodbadge may opt to stay overnight for some additional instruction in compass work, some night navigation and the chance to camp in a lightweight tent (valley or wild site). These additional components go a long way towards ensuring the necessary instruction for the Hillwalking Adventure Skills Level 5 requirements. There is an extra charge of €40 per participant for that extra bit. For best learning, participants are encouraged to bring their own lightweight tent. We have a number of tents which can be made available to participants, if required, for a small additional charge.
For more information or to book a place call Milly at 086 2475280 or send me an email at ei.er1537687516omero1537687516lpxe@1537687516ofni1537687516
We can organise a course close to you on other dates if you have a small group interested. We also provide MS2 courses on request.