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


Dates 2018-19:

October 13-14 MS1 Kerry

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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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