Next Trips: December 4th 2021 Duration: 2 days
Mountain Skills 2
MOUNTAIN SKILLS 2
This nationally accredited Mountain Skills 2 course will improve your personal skills required for hiking in Ireland. It will enable you become even more self sufficient on the hills. This is suitable for anyone with an interest in the outdoors wishing to advance their navigational skills. The course is very practical and brings the student into a more wild and challenging environments for hiking, mountain walking and trekking. We exercise our skills in the mountains in poor and night time conditions. These courses are approved by Mountaineering Ireland. Our Mountain Skills Courses form part of the official Mountain Leader Qualification.
- Map-reading, map scale and legend explained
- Navigation techniques
- Introduction to compass techniques
- Recognition of natural features
- Contour line explanation and recognition
- Distance measurement and timing of walks
- Route planning
- Mountain hazards
- Personal equipment
- Emergency equipment and procedures
- Leave no trace principles
Use of a compass, both with a map and the landscape
Route planning and route cards.
Navigation work including and importantly bad weather and night navigation
Safe travel on steep ground techniques.
Emergency procedures and mountain rescue
MOUNTAIN SKILLS TRAINING 2
- Mountain Skills Training 1 €135
WE include the services of a qualified and nationally recognised Mountain leader and Trainer with first aid and Insurance.
WHAT TO BRING
You will require a map, a Silva Type 4 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. Essential: Head torch and 1.5 litres water.