Walking Hiking

Mountain Skills Course

Our popular mountain skills training courses are designed to help you enjoy the full pleasures of the mountains. To build your confidence in your ability to navigate and look after yourself safely while exploring the countryside.

Navigation forms the core of mountaineering, and it is an art to have the capability to guide yourself safely in the mountains in bad weather conditions or failing light and to avoid natural hazards.

We offer full tuition on all aspects of mountain skills while at the same time teaching you a little about flora and fauna.

Our courses are broken down into modules to cover map reading, feature recognition, pacing and timing, taking and following a compass bearing, a short night navigation exercise, understanding mountain weather and its effects, how to organise and plan a safe walk, equipment and environmental issues.

90% of the course is practical and done on the mountain with only two short indoor sessions.

All our courses are run by approved instructors and under the syllabus of BOS or Bord Oiliuint, which is the Irish Mountain Training Board. BOS develops and administers training schemes.

Our next available dates are: Stile

  • Mountain Skills 1 Training Weekend: 25/03/2017 to the 26/03/2017
  • Mountain Skills  2 Training Weekend: 01/04/2017 to the 02/04/2017

Cost for the weekend: €120 per person