Night Navigation Training Wicklow


DatesAvailable for private groups
Duration: 3-4 hours per course
Max group size:4-6 participants approx
Fees:€60pp/Level 1
€80pp/Level 2
Minimum charge: 4


  • Learn the skills to navigate at night
  • Level 1 for intro to night navigation
  • Level 2 Master Class for those with experience

What’s included

  • Expert tuition
  • Training room if required
  • Direct access to the mountains
  • Parking
  • Use of maps and compasses

Night Navigation

Want to take your navigation confidence up a notch? If you’re a beginner or experienced then we can take your night navigation to the next level.

Your instructor, Ronan Mullen, has over 25 years of experience leading and teaching in the mountains both at home and abroad. Add to that 23+ of experience with a very busy mountain rescue team and holding the professional International Mountain Leader qualification means that you’ll learn from an expert.

There are two options

  • Level 1 Night Navigation
  • Level 2 Night Navigation Master Class

Level 1 Night Navigation is ideal for those with little to no night navigation experience. Maybe you’ve completed your Mountain Skills training and want to keep your skills sharp or you’re going for an assessment. Ideal also for those that have some experience in navigation but lack confidence in poor conditions or at night. You should have a basic understanding of maps: contours, scale, and features. You should also know how to take and follow basic bearings. Ratio 1:6.

Level 2 Night Navigation Master Class is designed for experienced navigators. Perfect for those that are working towards or through their Mountain Leader qualification. You’ll have navigated before at night or poor conditions. This Master Class will introduce you to the zen of navigation and bring your confidence to a much higher level! You should be proficient at taking and following bearings, pacing, map interpretation. We hit the ground running on this course! Ratio 1:4.

Night Navigation

What you’ll need to bring:

  • Full rainwear
  • Snacks
  • Hat & gloves
  • Extra fleece
  • Good boots
  • Headtorch and extra batteries
  • Basic first aid kit: blister pads, roller bandage, pain killers, plasters
  • Map- Eastwest Lugnaquilla/Glendalough (these are available to buy at our online store)
  • We can lend you a compass for the course but you can also buy with us.

Night Navigation FAQs

What time do we start?

Roughly 6:30pm, depending on sunset.

Do participant need experience?

For Level 1 you need to have the basic skills. For Level 2 it’s essential that you can take and follow bearings, understand map detail and know how to pace.

I’ve never navigated before, is this for me?

No! We recommend that you attend out Mountains Skills training first.

How many participants will there be on these navigation courses?

Level 1: 6 participants per instructor
Level 2: 4 participants per instructor

Where is the mountain navigation course run?

This course is run from our base in Glendalough, we’ve plenty of parking and direct access to the mountains.

Do we provide private mountain safety and navigation courses?

Yes, we certainly do. We can run this course for you 1 on 1 or for your group. We can also run the Mountain Skills course all over Ireland.

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