Mountain Skills Assessment
Mountain Skills Assessment is a two day assessment in personal proficiency mountain navigation and knowledge. It is also essential for attending the Mountain Leader Training for those that want to become confident in looking after groups in the Irish and English mountains.
There is a prerequisite of providing a log book containing a minimum of 14 Mountain walks that will contribute to the accessor understanding how much experience the individual has.
Mountain Skills Assessment follows a similar format to that as instructed during the Mountain Skills One/Two course thereby providing participants with the best possible opportunity to have a positive experience.
During day one participants will be assessed on their navigational skills using mountain skills features that will become progressively harder as the day transitions into night.
Mountain Skills Assessment continues from day into night during day one. Once again the navigational legs (journeys) being assessed are similar to those as learned during Mountain Skills Two night navigation. Each participant is asked to navigate to a specific location confidently and the other participants have to relocate when we arrive.
During day/night one we may also assess equipment, understanding of mountain hazards/environment and leave no trace.
Day two continues to assess participants on their navigational skill set including map reading / compass use / walking on a bearing / timing and contour interpretation.
During day two we will also venture onto steep ground to assess personal movement and risk assessment / understanding.
Mountain Skills Assessment candidates will be given every opportunity to pass the assessment and fundamentally performance will come down to how much time and practice went into their preparation before presenting themselves for assessment.
If prepared appropriately candidates should not only enjoy the assessment process but also view it as another learning opportunity.
Mountain Skills Assessment runs over two days in Wicklow, however I will travel to others areas if a group requests.
This is an official Mountain Ireland assessment and costs €170 p/person. Discounts are available for Clubs/Scout Groups/or groups that book as 4 – 6 people.
Upon contacting email@example.com or clicking on the book now button below you will receive an email and PDF outlining the course details and booking information.
I look forward to seeing you on the beautiful Irish Mountains