Mountain Courses

Mountain Skills 1 is the foundation course that underpins a progression through the Mountaineering Ireland hill walking awards scheme. This two day course consisting of an enjoyable presentation and learning opportunity situated indoors, followed by further learning and consolidation outdoors for the remaining two days.

Mountain Skills 1 explores in detail, map reading, compass use, route planning, feature recognition, contour interpretation, calculating distance and timing, mountain hazards and personal equipment. All subjects are covered in an enjoyable and fun learning environment.

Location: Wicklow and The Mournes Mountains.

Will travel to other areas for groups.

Price €120 per person

Group discounts available

Beginner Friendly

Mountain Skills 2 is a two day course that builds and consolidates upon the foundation course Mountain Skills 1. The course consists of a presentation and enjoyable learning opportunity situated indoors, followed by day into night navigation. Day two consists of further navigation in the hills and an introduction to movement and navigation on steep ground.

Mountain Skills 2 introduces a new range of navigational techniques to assist in difficult conditions, including building confidence during night navigation, assessing risk on steep ground, emergency best practice on the hill, recognizing and dealing with hypothermia and procedures for contacting Mountain Rescue Services.

Location: Wicklow and The Mournes Mountains.

Will travel to other areas for groups.

Price €120 per person

Group discounts available

Mountain Skills Refresher is a one day course that is tailored to a clients specific requirements. This day course is ideal for those who want to take the Mountain Skills Assessment but want to brush up on skills. Fine tuning night navigation, movement on steep ground and risk assessment, brushing up on navigation techniques or just want to prep generally before the assessment?

Location: Wicklow and The Mournes Mountains.

Will travel to other areas for groups

Price €60 per person.

The Map and Compass Bespoke Course is ideal for groups/clubs who wish to cover map reading, compass use and navigational training but do not want to stick to the Mountain Skills Syllabus.

The course can run from a variety of locations in Wicklow or the Mournes depending on requirements. HikeandClimb will also travel to other mountainous areas for group work.

Price €120 p/person

Maximum of 8 people per course

Group Discounts Available