15 January 2020

Mountain Skills 1 Syllabus

Mountain Skills 1 Syllabus
This is an official training course, approved and certified by Mountaineering Ireland, and run by qualified and certified instructors. Course Directed By Nathan Kingerlee. This is the first part of achieving Mountain Skills Assessment and also the first part of achieving Mountain Leader. Mountain Skills 2 Follows On Next.


Mountaineering Ireland
Mountain Skills/Mountain Leader

Scale
Symbol
Age/Reliability
Early OSI Map – 1970 Photography
Current OSI Maps– 1995 Photography
National Grid
4 Figure Grid Reference
6 Figure Grid Reference

Set Map With Features
Thumbing
Contour Features
Distance Estimation
Time Estimation
Handrail Navigation
Contour Navigation
Cut Off Point
Tick Off Point
Distance Measurement
Pacing
GPS Intro

Mountain Equipment - Essential Gear

Access/Land Ownership
Hill Walker/Land Owner Relations
Plants/Wildlife
Leave No Trace

Mountain Hazards - Mountain/Weather/Human

Naismith’s Rule - 5KM = 60 Mins/1 Uphill Contour = 1 Min

Recap Contour Features - Flat/Steep/Spot Height/Trig Point/Spur/Col/Re–Entrant/Plateau/Corrie/Change Of Slope

Pacing
Timing
Back Pack Drop
Feature Recognition – Close/Distant
Set Map With Compass
Attack Point
Slope Aspect
Re–Location
4 Figure Grid Reference
6 Figure Grid Reference

Basic Compass Bearing

Route Card - Escape Route


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