Hilltoptreks offer great walking and outdoor Courses to help you keep safe and find your way in the Great Outdoors.
There are also courses for those of you who like to up-skill and get to grips with Mountains Skills. These are for personal growth or for a good grounding towards a leadership qualification.
The courses are given by recognised providers with Mountaineering Ireland.
Map and Compass Course:
This is an introduction to map reading and compass work. It is a one day course, which normally takes place in either Dublin or the Wicklow Mountains. Teaching you to map read and use your compass for navigation.
Mountain Skills Courses:
There are two parts to the Mountain Skills Training courses. These cover not just navigation with your map and compass but also cover many other aspects to stay safe in the outdoors. Such as walking clothing, night navigation and procedures for emergencies in the outdoors.
Introduction to Hill Walking Course:
This is what it says on the tin. It would cover introduction to the outdoors. What clothing to wear, An introduction to your map and compass, best practices, what to bring for your hikes and Leave No Trace Policies.
So whether you are new to the outdoors, hill walking and hiking or more experienced then there is a course here for you.
I look forward to seeing you on the hills soon.