Mountain navigation and route finding

"I have never been lost just temporarily displaced' - Anonymous!

Simple navigation techniques and route finding skills allow you to identify the land around you and to choose a good route avoiding dangers such as cliffs and avalanches. Like many mountaineering skills they are easy to learn, but using themĀ  under stress is a different matter.

Click here for some of the fundamental techniques, but take your time, practice them with an experienced walker to give you a hand or try Mountaineering Ireland's Mountain Skills Courses.

Click here to access Mountaineering Ireland's Hillwalking Skills Series - a series of short videos to help you refresh your own hillwalking skills or encourage you to learn new skills. Here's the first video of the series, Mountain Features.