Mountain Training

Rock Skills Scheme

Rock climbing is an addictive, enjoyable activity that has many benefits, both physical and psychological. Rock Skills courses are designed to provide structured training opportunities for people who want to learn more and become independent...

Rock Climbing Instructor Award

The Rock Climbing Instructor qualification trains (3-days) and assesses (2-days) experienced rock climbers to instruct climbing in the UK & Ireland. The award is focused on supervising safe climbing and abseiling sessions on single pitch...

Multi Pitch Award

Multi-Pitch training (2-days) and assessment (2-days) cover the skills required to lead climbers on multi-pitch climbs. The training covers personal climbing, stance management, rope systems, client rescue and evacuation, etiquette,

Mountain Skills

Mountain Skills (MS) training provides an introduction to hillwalking in Ireland. The scheme offers a solid foundation in the basics of mountain navigation, plus a personal proficiency in hillwalking/mountaineering skills. The MS scheme is split...

Lowland Leader Award

The Lowland Leader Award is designed for people who wish to lead groups on day walks in lowland countryside and woodland areas in summer-like conditions, on lowland tracks that are clearly marked on both the land...

Hill and Moorland Leader Award

The Hill and Moorland Leader qualification is ideal for walkers who want to learn the skills required for effective group leadership in the hill and moorland areas of the UK and Ireland. It is used...

Mountain Leader Award

Mountain Leader (ML) Award is designed for those who wish to lead others in the mountains, hills, and moorlands of Ireland and the UK, in summer conditions. It is designed to promote the safe enjoyment of...

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace Ireland is a network of organisations and individuals with an interest in promoting the responsible recreational use of the outdoors. As increasing numbers of people seek the beauty and exhilaration of outdoor...

Camping Leader

Camping Leadership

The Camping Leader qualification is designed for the many thousands of volunteers, teachers and support staff who are involved in supervising groups at campsites who are not involved in running their daytime activities and do not intend to pursue a walking qualification. It is ideal for those involved with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Gaisce-the President’s Award and clubs and school groups. The skills covered apply to groups using commercial campsites as well as wild camping. No previous Mountain Training qualifications are necessary, just some personal experience of camping (five camps) and supervising camping (two camps).
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