Mountain Skills Course
Mountains Skills Training 1 & 2
The Mountain Skills (MS) training course provides a general introduction to hillwalking in Ireland and the basics of mountain navigation. Offering a solid foundation for gaining personal mountaineering proficiency, Mountain Skills training teaches the necessary skills in mountain safety, navigation techniques, knowledge of hazards, and personal equipment, so that a person finishing the course may be in a position to safely, and competently, take to the hills. Mountain Skills training and assessment also provide foundation training for those who wish to progress to further leadership qualifications, such as the Mountain Leader (ML). Mountain Skills courses are available throughout Ireland. Please go to our course calendar below to check availability.
Download Mountain Skills Overview here
Download Mountain Skills Syllabus here
Registration for the Mountain Skills Scheme:
You can register for the Mountain Skills scheme at any time and there is no cost involved. In registering you will give consent for Mountaineering Ireland to hold your data and details of training completed and assessment outcome. If you are already a member of Mountaineering Ireland and register for the scheme, details of your training and assessment will be automatically updated on your DLOG. Please note that should you choose not to register, Mountaineering Ireland will not hold any data regarding your participation in the scheme should you later wish to register for the Mountain Leader Award or use Mountain Skills training in registering for the Lowland Leader Award. To register, please click on the ‘Registration’ button below and follow the instructions.