Mountain Skills Courses: Parts I and II
This is a two day course which is recognised by BOS (Bord Oiliúint Sléibhe). Which is the Irish Mountain Training Board.
This course is designed to give you an introduction to hill walking in Ireland and the skills and confidence to navigate correctly. There is also advice on how to keep safe while walking and hiking.
This course is for your own personal confidence on the hills or a foundation to further your skills towards a leadership qualification.
It will show you some of the skills required to keep you safe while out walking. Such as Map reading and compass work, what to wear on a walk and other equipment advice. Advice on emergency situations and how to handle them.
The Course is run by a qualified and recognized BOS Instructor Terry Lambert who is a qualified instructor with numerous years experience on the mountains.
This course will take place in the Wicklow Mountains over 2 days. Both in a classroom and the outdoors.
The outdoors session gives the chance to put all the theory you will have gained into practice.
Steps towards Qualification would be
- Mountain Skills I
- Mountain Skills II
This course is given by a recognized Mountain Leader and provider with Mountaineering Ireland.
Check out our Blog on what to wear on the hills here – https://www.hilltoptreks.com/blog/hill-walking-clothing