Mountain Skills Training Assessment

BOS / Mountaineering Ireland (MS1 & MS2)

Mountain Skills Assessment is the final part of the mountain skills syllabus and give a formal and recognised qualification that demonstrates your own personal ability in the Irish and UK mountains. The syllabus is administered by Mountaineering Ireland.

Is it for you?

The MS training scheme is for hill walkers. The course provides all the basic skills required to walk safely and competently in Ireland, when accompanied by people of similar ability. The training does not include leadership skills /techniques. It is suitable for near beginners to those with considerable experience. Topics covered include route planning, equipment, map-reading, navigation techniques, movement on steep ground and coping with emergencies. Typically the training is divided into two blocks – Mountain Skills 1 (MS1) and Mountain Skills 2 (MS2), each run over a two day period and comprise of a mixture of indoor informal lectures/discussions and outdoor practical sessions. After this there is an optional Assessment.

What we Cover?

Mountain Skills Assessment is run over 2 days where all aspects of the syllabus are looked at. This will normally start with a written paper and logbook review, then a full day looking at navigation ability followed by a night navigation assessment. The second day focuses on more navigation but will include moving over steep ground. Other areas such as equipment choice and dealing with emergencies will be covered.

To view the entire BOS / Mountaineering Ireland MS syllabus, click here:

http://www.mountaineering.ie/documentbank/uploads/MS%20SYLLABUS%20COPYrb.pdf

The course will generally be operating in Wicklow, Donegal, Connemara or the Mournes.

Duration: 2 Days
Cost: €175 per person excluding accommodation if required.
Location: Various Locations
Pre-Requisites: Completed MS1 & MS2 or significant experience. Valid first aid certificate and completed 14 mountain walks. A completed logbook.

Ratio: 1-4 instructor ratio

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