This is the foundation course for those wishing to learn the skills require to travel safely in the mountains of Ireland and the UK. 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. This course takes the form of two consecutive days and involves two walks and several classroom based talks. Instructor ratio 1:6
Alternatively If you have a group I will run a course for you in Donegal for €480 (€80 per person)
This course builds on the Mountain Skills 1 course and covers night navigation, negotiating steep ground, unroped scrambling, more advanced navigation techniques, route cards, mountain rescue and emergency procedures. This course is a further two days and involves a day into night walk on the first day and a day travelling over steep ground on the second. Instructor ratio 1:6
Alternatively if you have a group I will run a course for you in Donegal for €480 (€80 per person)
This is the final phase in the BOS approved Mountain skills series. This third block is a consolidation of skills learnt in MS1 and MS2, and is an opportunity for candidates to test their mountaineering proficiency to a prescribed standard. MS assessment is held over two days, and comprises both written and practical evaluation, including a night navigation exercise. Candidates wishing to undertake MS assessment are required to maintain an official BOS logbook of their mountaineering activities, and to have logged at least 14 walks in a number of different upland areas of Ireland. At least four of these walks should be within two months of MS assessment. Instructor ratio 1:4
Alternatively if you have a group I will run an assessment in Donegal for €480 (€120 per person)
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