Next Trips: may 3rd and 4th Duration: 2 days
Mountain Skills 1
MOUNTAIN SKILLS 1
Our nationally accredited Mountain Skills 1 course will teach the personal skills required for hill walking in Ireland. It will allow you to be self sufficient on the Mountains. This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in the outdoors. The course is very practical and gives you confidence in the basic navigational skills required to hike in safety and confidence. The courses are approved by Mountaineering Ireland.and forms part of the official Mountain Leader Qualification.
- Map-reading, map scale and legend explained
- Navigation techniques
- Grid references
- Introduction to compass
- Recognition of natural features
- Depiction of Relief( Contour lines) explanation and recognition
- Distance measurement, plus pacing and timing of walks
- Route planning
- Mountain hazards
- Personal equipment
- Emergency equipment and procedures
- Leave no trace principles.
- Leave no trace principles.
MOUNTAIN SKILLS TRAINING 1 (FOR BEGINNERS)
One registration with M.I. gives you access to all of the Mountain Skills Scheme courses. Registration is free for under 18s and €22 for adults. This fee contributes towards the administration and quality assurance of the Mountain Skills Scheme, gives you access to DLOG (a digital logbook for recording your activities) and material to help you develop as a hill walker.
In registering you will give consent for Mountaineering Ireland to hold your data and details of training completed and assessment outcome.
If you are already a member of Mountaineering Ireland and register for the scheme, details of your training and assessment will be automatically updated on your DLOG.
There is no requirement to join Mountaineering Ireland, but there is a cheaper membership offer of €30 at the point of registration, should you wish to join.
Successful completion of the Mountain Skills Assessment is a register requirement for the Mountain Leader Award.
Completion of Mountain Skills training part 1 or 2 is one way to access registration for the Lowland Leader Award.
- Mountain Skills Training 1 €135
- You must also register with Mountaineering Irleand at present this is 22 euros
Our instructors are qualified in remote emergency care and wilderness first aid, .
WHAT TO BRING
You will require a map osi 56 1:50 000 and east/west Dublin mountains 1:25 000, a Silva Type 4 expedition compass and WATERPROOF head torch, details on booking.
Waterproof Jacket and trousers, hill walking boots, walking trousers/tracksuit bottoms/leggings (avoid cotton and no jeans) base layer- top/tee shirt/fleece, take some spare tops (as lots of standing around outside) if you feel the cold, mid layer- fleece, hat and gloves and backpack. and 1.5 litres water. Lunch and snacks each day.
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