Mountain Skills 1 - Dublin Mountains

  • mountaineering

  • 2 days

  • Up to 6 people
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    This is a 2 day activity

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    / adult
  • user-group

    Group discount available

  • Description

    Mountain Skills 1 is ideal for every hillwalker wishing to learn more about navigation, planning, mountain skills, and practical techniques while gaining confidence on the hills, also part one of two courses leading up to Mountain Skills assessment.

    This course will be ran in the Dublin Mountains

    Mountain skills 1 training course runs over 2 days with additional pre-course materials sent out beforehand.

    Topics covered on MS1;


    Mountain Hazards

    Personal Equipment


    Mountain Environment



    Responsible Recreation

    Route Planning

    Beginnings to Compass

    Grid References

    To be able to complete MS training you must have pre-registred for the Scheme on Mountaineering Irelands Website.

    Kathryn will provide a map & compass for all participants but if you have your own please bring them along

    If you have a group and would like a private Mountain Skills course please get in touch for details and options.


    Registered with Mountaineering Ireland for the Mountain Skills Scheme.

    What to bring

    - Waterproof walking boots with good ankle support

    - Waterproof Jacket & trousers (The irish weather can be very unpredictable!)

    - Comfortable clothes to walk in (No Jeans)

    - Warm layer

    - Lunch & Snacks

    - 1.5-2lts of water

    1. Map & Compass

    - Comfortable rucksack

    - Any medication needed e.g. Inhaler 

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