Learn to look afer yourself in the mountains. Mountain Skills training covers all the basic skills necessary to walk safely and enjoyably in the hill
Objectives of the course:
This scheme aims to help hill walkers look after themselves in Irelands Mountains. The Mountain Skills training covers all the basic skills necessary to walk safely and enjoyably in the hills. It does not qualify people to lead groups in the mountains but is the prerequisite for people who are interested in entering the Mountain Leader Award scheme.
The course is run by approved adventure centres and individual Mountain Skills trainers to the guidelines set down by BOS Bord Oiliunt Sleibhe (Irish Mountaineering Training Board). The course is open to anybody over the age of 16 and is ideal for people who have some hill walking experience and would like to learn how to navigate and look after themselves in the Irish Mountains. Normally the course is run over two weekends or one four/five-day week and includes one night navigation exercise. The course is based entirely outdoors on the mountains.
Personal safety on steep ground:
Ronan Mullen is a qualified Mountain Leader and Mountain Skills Trainer. Ronan has been working professionally in the outdoors since 1997. He has extensive climbing experience that includes the Alps, Australia, Wales, Scotland and all over Ireland. He is has served as the Team Leader and Training Officer of Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team Wicklow- Irelands busiest Mountain Rescue Team, having also served as the Technical Rescue Advisor to the Irish Mountain Rescue Association.