Mountain Skills 2 / MS2

Mountain Skills 2 Dates, prices and course information

Location:

Dingle, Killorglin, Killarney, Kerry, Cork, Wicklow, Connemara, Clifden, Leenaun, Galway or other areas on request

MS2: This course builds on MS1. It covers the use of a compass, route-planning and the preparation of route cards, night navigation, scrambling/ steep ground, mountain rescue and emergency procedures.

Dates 2018:

October 27 & 28 MS2 Kerry

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Mountain skills 2 course content

Day 1:

  • Emergency procedures (part 1 of Mountain Hypothermia – talk 30 mins)
  • Talk: Introduction to compass, grid references (1 hour)
  • Talk: Route planning, preparation of route card, route card exercise (1 hour)
  • Walk: Practicing all navigation skills and informal tuition on aspects of course suggested by participants (5 hours)
  • Walk: Night Navigation Exercise (max 2-3 hours)

Day 2:

  • Emergency procedures (part 2) mountain rescue (1 hour)
  • Walk: Steep ground work and further navigation practice (5 hours)
  • Practical navigation to be conducted using both map and compass
  • Debrief and assessment briefing (30 mins)  

    Mountain Skills 1 / MS1