Introduction to Hillwalking course

june, 2017

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08junalldayIntroduction to Hillwalking course



This short course was designed to meet the needs of those who wanted a good introduction to the skills, equipment and techniques required to safely hike in the hills of Ireland. It is not intended as a substitute for a Mountain Skills course, it does not go into navigation in the same detail.

It is, however, intended to give confidence to those who wish to start hillwalking.

On this course we offer the following:

Three evenings of skills teaching in central Dublin, (18.30 – 20.00, Basecamp, Abbey Street), in which we cover:

  • Evening 1 – Personal equipment; mountain hazards; emergency procedures.
  • Evening 2 – Introduction to map reading and basic navigation techniques.
  • Evening 3 – Further navigation; contour interpretation and route planning.

Plus two guided hikes of your choice, taken from our hiking program.

Duration:             2 Weekend days and 3 evenings

Location:              Wicklow Mountains and Dublin

Cost:                      €90 per person (discounts available for 3 or more booking together)

Prerequisites:    None

Dates:                   Please see our calendar page for 2017 dates.



All Day (Thursday)

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