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Mountain Courses

Skills and Training Classes in Dublin, Ireland

From navigation courses to specialist expedition or scrambling courses, we’ve got an adventure for everyone. Our Mountain Skills Courses cover the full range of skills and techniques you would require to become a proficient, competent and safe hillwalker. From the basics of choosing the right gear and where to go hiking, to the mysteries of successful night navigation and scrambling over steep terrain — we have it covered.

For comprehensive overall training in hillwalking, choose the Mountain Skills Courses. It’s accredited by Mountaineering Ireland, and we are one of the approved providers of these courses.

If it’s a refresher for your navigation you need, then look at our Navigation Courses. Specifically-designed by Mountaintrails, these courses give you the foundations you need and the subsequent building blocks, to become a competent mountain navigator.

Our First Aid Courses, run by First Aid and Cardiac Responder Niamh Gaffney, offer vital training for anyone who could find themselves in an emergency wilderness situation and so are ideal for regular hikers.

Our Special Interest Courses were designed after our clients asked for more in-depth training for trekking and scrambling. These courses also offer a basic introduction to hillwalking without the expense of the official Mountain Skills course.

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Our one day Mountain Skills refresher course is designed to meet the individual needs of clients who might be preparing for their Mountain Skills Assessment or just want to refresh the skills learned on a previous MS course. They are predominantly run in the Wicklow mountains.