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
- non-residential 145 euro
- residential 185 euro (1 night) 225 euro (2 nights) per person sharing.
Oct 12 & 13 MS1 Wicklow
Nov 2 & 3 MS1 Kerry
Nov 9 & 10 MS1 Galway
Dec 7 & 8 MS1 Wicklow
2014 dates coming soon..
Mountain skills 1 course content
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)