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Thank you for registering for the Mountain Skills 1 course. You will receive an email in the coming days with additional information outlining what you will need to complete this course. Please Note: Participants must register separately with Mountaineering Ireland's 'Mountain Skills Scheme' before attending the course (€22). Please click on the following link to register for the Scheme. Evidence of registering for the Scheme will be required before attending the course: https://www.mountaineering.ie/TrainingAndSafety/ClubTrainingAndMountainSkills/MountainSkillsTraining/default.aspx Details: Course Dates/Time: From 9am-6pm both days (4th & 5th September), with a further 2 hours of facilitated learning at home. Location: Meet outside Keane's Bar, Maam, Connemara (Eircode H91VN82). The course will take place outdoors on the surrounding hills. Level: You should have a reasonable level of fitness with some previous hillwalking experience. REQUIRED: Compass (Silva 3 or 4 type) and Map: EastWest Mapping Connemara (1:25,000): https://eastwestmapping.ie/product/connemara-mountains/ Clothing: Buff/other face covering, wooly socks (not cotton), wicking base layer (synthetic/ wool, not cotton), warm mid layer (synthetic or wool, not cotton), hiking trousers/leggings (synthetic/wool, not cotton)- shorts are not advised, due to ticks. Rain jacket & pants, walking boots (waterproof, preferably leather), hat (synthetic or wool, not cotton) Additional: headtorch & spare batteries, water bottle (at least 1 litre of water), food (enough for the hill plus extra just in case), rucksack, liner sack (e.g., sturdy bin liner), any personal medication that you require and your own supply of hand sanitizer. By registering for this course you confirm that you are in good health and fitness, and acknowledge that our Mountain Skills course will take place in hillwalking and hiking terrain. Any questions, please contact galwayactive@galwaycoco.ie. The Galway Sports Partnership Team

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Thank you for registering for the Mountain Skills 1 course. You will receive an email in the coming days with additional information outlining what you will need to complete this course. Please Note: Participants must register separately with Mountaineering Ireland's 'Mountain Skills Scheme' before attending the course (€22). Please click on the following link to register for the Scheme. Evidence of registering for the Scheme will be required before attending the course: https://www.mountaineering.ie/TrainingAndSafety/ClubTrainingAndMountainSkills/MountainSkillsTraining/default.aspx Details: Course Dates/Time: From 9am-6pm both days (4th & 5th September), with a further 2 hours of facilitated learning at home. Location: Meet outside Keane's Bar, Maam, Connemara (Eircode H91VN82). The course will take place outdoors on the surrounding hills. Level: You should have a reasonable level of fitness with some previous hillwalking experience. REQUIRED: Compass (Silva 3 or 4 type) and Map: EastWest Mapping Connemara (1:25,000): https://eastwestmapping.ie/product/connemara-mountains/ Clothing: Buff/other face covering, wooly socks (not cotton), wicking base layer (synthetic/ wool, not cotton), warm mid layer (synthetic or wool, not cotton), hiking trousers/leggings (synthetic/wool, not cotton)- shorts are not advised, due to ticks. Rain jacket & pants, walking boots (waterproof, preferably leather), hat (synthetic or wool, not cotton) Additional: headtorch & spare batteries, water bottle (at least 1 litre of water), food (enough for the hill plus extra just in case), rucksack, liner sack (e.g., sturdy bin liner), any personal medication that you require and your own supply of hand sanitizer. By registering for this course you confirm that you are in good health and fitness, and acknowledge that our Mountain Skills course will take place in hillwalking and hiking terrain. Any questions, please contact galwayactive@galwaycoco.ie. The Galway Sports Partnership Team
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Mountain Skills 1 is a fun, beginner-friendly course where you learn to read & navigate map, to recognize features, distance & timing walks

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So you want to be independent and self-reliant in the mountains? This two-day course is for you! Mountain Skills 1 is a nationally-accredited educational course administered by Mountaineering Ireland accredited instructor, Cormac of Fia Mountaineering.

This course will allow to you – should you wish – pursue Mountain Skills 2, and your Mountain Skills Assessment. On a more practical level, it will de-mystify the old map and compass and leave you capable of finding your way around (and home from!) the hills.

Course Dates/Time: From 9am-6pm both days (30th & 31st October), with a further 2 hours of facilitated learning at home. Fun stuff though!

Location: Meet outside Keane's Bar, Maam, Connemara (Eircode H91VN82). The course will take place outdoors on the surrounding hills.

Level: You should have a reasonable level of fitness with some previous hillwalking experience.

Cost: This course is heavily subsidized and offered at a reduced rate of €60 (usual cost €170).

Please Note: Participants must register separately with Mountaineering Ireland's 'Mountain Skills Scheme' (€22). You do not have to join Mountaineering Ireland to do this, but you do need to register for the Scheme in advance of completing the course. Evidence of registration will be required before attending the course. Please click on the following link to register for the Mountain Skills Scheme: https://www.mountaineering.ie/TrainingAndSafety/ClubTrainingAndMountainSkills/MountainSkillsTraining/default.aspx

By registering for this course you confirm that you are in good health and fitness, and acknowledge that our Mountain Skills course will take place in hillwalking and hiking terrain.

REQUIRED:

Compass (Silva 3 or 4 type) and Map: EastWest Mapping Connemara (1:25,000): https://eastwestmapping.ie/product/connemara-mountains/ Get the encapsulated (waterproof) version, if you can.

Clothing: Buff/other face covering, wooly socks (not cotton), wicking base layer (synthetic/ wool, not cotton), warm mid layer (synthetic or wool, not cotton), hiking trousers/leggings (synthetic/wool, not cotton)- shorts are not advised, due to ticks. Rain jacket & pants, walking boots (waterproof, preferably leather), hat (synthetic or wool, not cotton)

Additional: headtorch & spare batteries, water bottle (at least 1 litre of water), food (enough for the hill plus extra just in case), rucksack, liner sack (e.g., sturdy bin liner), any personal medication that you require and your own supply of hand sanitizer.

For more information, contact galwayactive@galwaycoco.ie


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