Mountain Navigation Wicklow

Mountain Navigation Training, Wicklow Mountains- 2 Day Course.

On this fantastic two day Mountain Navigation course in the Wicklow Mountains you will learn all the essential skills required to walk safely in the Irish Mountains.

mountain navigation training wicklow

We condense a lot of the skills down and pack in a lot of techniques and tricks in these two days.

mountain navigation wicklow

We cover map types/scale/features, map reading, self location, distance/duration/direction, timings, feature recognition, pacing, safety and more.

The course is open to anyone over the age of 16 and ideal for anyone with little or no experience in navigation. You’ll learn how to navigate in poor conditions, how to use a compass, what equipment to carry and what to do if something goes wrong. Mountain Navigation Wicklow.

This is not a leadership course but rather a personal skills training opportunity. You’ll learn from very experienced outdoor instructors, many with Mountain Rescue experience.

We run this navigation course in Wicklow exclusively for private groups. You can also hire a guide for private sessions 1 on 1 personalised training. We can also provide this navigation training on any mountain range in Ireland.

This course covers:

  • Map features
  • Map setting and navigation
  • Navigating with map only
  • Compass use
  • Contours
  • Mountain Hazards
  • Risk assessment
  • Poor weather navigation
  • Equipment and clothing

The course is run in the Wicklow Mountains in the Glendalough/Roundwood area.

Mountain Navigation Wicklow course can be run for walking clubs or groups of friends. If you have a small group we can provide a private course for you. Contact us for more details.

All participants get a 10% on purchases in our online outdoor store. We stock a wide range of outdoor clothing and equipment. We also have boots, compasses and maps for sale. We can advise on the very best of hillwalking boots, rain jackets and outdoor clothing for your next hill walk in the Irish mountains.

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