Mountain Skills Scheme    MTBI Logo 2018

The Mountain Skills (MS) training course provides a general introduction to hillwalking in Ireland and the basics of mountain navigation.
Offering a solid foundation for gaining personal mountaineering proficiency, Mountain Skills training teaches the necessary skills in mountain safety, navigation techniques, knowledge of hazards, and personal equipment, so that a person finishing the course may be in a position to safely, and competently, take to the hills.
Mountain Skills training and assessment also provide foundation training for those who wish to progress to further leadership qualifications, such as the Mountain Leader (ML).
Mountain Skills courses are available throughout Ireland. Please go to our course calendar below to check availability.

Download Mountain Skills Overview here

Download Mountain Skills Syllabus Here

One registration with us gives you access to all of the Mountain Skills Scheme courses. Registration is free for under 18s and €22 for adults. This fee contributes towards the administration and quality assurance of the Mountain Skills Scheme, gives you access to DLOG (a digital logbook for recording your activities) and material to help you develop as a hill walker.  

In registering you will give consent for Mountaineering Ireland to hold your data and details of training completed and assessment outcome. 

If you are already a member of Mountaineering Ireland and register for the scheme, details of your training and assessment will be automatically updated on your DLOG. 

There is no requirement to join Mountaineering Ireland, but there is a cheaper membership offer of €30 at the point of registration, should you wish to join. 

Successful completion of the Mountain Skills Assessment is a register requirement for the Mountain Leader Award.

Completion of Mountain Skills training part 1 or 2 is one way to access registration for the Lowland Leader Award.

To register, please click on the ‘Registration’ button below and follow the instructions.





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