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 2020:

  • 15/16 Feb MS1 Kerry
  • 29 Feb/1 March  MS1 Galway
  • 21/22 March MS1 Kerry
  • 4/5 April MS1 Kerry
  • 9/10 May MS1 Kerry
  • If you want a date for a group contact us

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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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