Price £190.50 - (Residential) Book Now
|Start Date||End Date||Duration|
|Saturday 9th Feb, 2019||Sunday 10th Feb 2019||2 days (Weekend)|
|Saturday 13th Apr, 2019||Sunday 14th Apr 2019||2 days (COURSE CLOSED)|
|Saturday 12th Oct, 2019||Sunday 13th Oct 2019||2 days (Weekend)|
|Saturday 23rd Nov, 2019||Sunday 24th Nov 2019||2 days (Weekend)|
The Mountain Skills (MS) training course provides a general introduction to hillwalking in Ireland and the basics of mountain navigation. Offering a solid foundation for gaining personal mountaineering proficiency, Mountain Skills training teaches the necessary skills in mountain safety, navigation techniques, knowledge of hazards, and personal equipment, so that a person finishing the course may be in a position to safely, and competently, take to the hills. Mountain Skills training and assessment also provide foundation training for those who wish to progress to further leadership qualifications, such as the Mountain Leader (ML). Mountain Skills courses are available throughout Ireland.
The Mountain Skills Assessment (MSA) assess the skills needed to plan and undertake hillwalks in the UK and Ireland
|Day 3||8.00 a.m. – Breakfast
9.30 a.m. Depart for the hills. Amongst other things, we will look at route choice, personal movement on steeper ground, navigation and mountain hazards.
4.00pm Return and final review
This course is ideal for hillwalkers who wish to have their hillwalking skills formally assessed.
Bring any of your own personal hillwalking outdoor clothing and kit such as waterproof jacket and trousers, boots, fleece jacket, hat and gloves, flask, water bottle, Mourne map (1:25,000), and spare clothes.
Please ensure you bring along a device which will allow you to ‘stopwatch’ your time.
Tollymore can supply most of the equipment you require for this course but it is preferable to use your own where possible, particularly when coming for assessment, even if it’s just a chance for your instructor to comment on your kit and give advice.