Dates: January 5th and 6th 2019
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. There is a lot of learning packed into the two days and Saturday will incorporate an after dinner indoor session. We can make arrangements to eat dinner together locally on the Saturday evening and participants may chose to stay somewhere locally or to travel home if the journey is not too long.
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.