The Mountain Skills training scheme is for hillwalkers. The course provides all the basic skills required to walk safely and competently in Ireland, when accompanied by people of similar ability. Mountain Skills Wicklow.
The Mountain Skills course does not include leadership skills /techniques. It is suitable for near beginners to those with considerable experience.
Topics covered include route planning, equipment, map-reading, navigation techniques, map and compass, movement on steep ground and coping with emergencies, mountain rescue.
Typically the training is divided into two blocks Mountain Skills 1 and Mountain Skills 2, each run over a two day period, but can also be run in a four day block. This course is being run in conjunction with Hike & Climb an approved provider of Mountain Skills training my Mountaineering Ireland/BOS www.mountaineering.ie
We run a number of open courses in the Wicklow Mountains which anyone can sign up for, see below for next course. We also run Mountain Skills courses exclusively for clubs, schools, colleges etc. These can be run at locations and times which are convenient to you, plus we can usually offer you generous discounts.
We also run Navigation For Trail Runners, this is an intensive one day course run from our store in Glendalough. You’re straight out onto the trails and learn from the best. Drop us an email today and we’ll keep you up-to-date. We can run this for your trail running group or club or you can join one of our open courses throughout the year.
If you are looking for more specialized training in ropework, climbing, mountaineering and rescue we have a team of highly experienced and qualified instructors who can design training session to fit your particular needs and help push your confidence on the mountains. Training is available all over the Irish mountains.