Mountain Skills 1 / MS1

Mountain Skills 1 Dates, prices and course information


This course includes map-reading and simple navigation techniques, recognition of natural features, distance measurement and timing of walks. Mountain hazards are also covered, as is personal equipment such as correct clothing and emergency equipment.


Dingle, Killarney, Co. Kerry.Cork, Wicklow, Connemara, Clifden, Leenaun, Co. Galway or other areas on request

Cost: non-residential 145 euro


MS1 Dates 2019:

  • October 26/27 MS1 Kerry
  • November 23/24 MS1 Kerry
  • November 30/1 Dec MS1 Galway
  • If you want a date for a group contact us
  • 2020 Dates coming soon

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Mountain skills 1 course content

Day 1

  • Introduction to scheme
  • Talk: Map, suitability of OS maps (1 hour)
  • Walk: Conventional signs, introduction to map setting, contours, feature recognition and distance measurement, terminology, simple navigation techniques (5-6 hours) 
  • Talk: Mountain hazards (1 hour) 
  • Talk: Personal equipment (1 hour)
  • Talk: Depiction of relief (1 hour)

Day 2

  • Talk: Naismith’s Formula (1 hour)
  • Walk: Navigation, timing, pacing (5 hours) Debrief: (30 minutes)

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