Do you have a question?

Here are some frequent questions and answers

  • How do I book into a Mountain Skills Course?

    You can contact us at or 086 1967141 to arrange a booking. A deposit is required of €50 to confirm your place on the course with the balance payable on the weekend of the course.

  • Is the Mountain Skills 1 & 2 deposit refundable?

    If you contact us three weeks prior to the course then we can either refund your deposit or move your booking to another date that works for you. Unfortunately, if it is closer than three weeks (21days) to the course the deposit is non-refundable.

  • What experience do I need to have to sign up for a mountain skills 1 course?

    The MS 1 course is aimed at novice hikers with a general level of fitness. The course covers a lot of the basic navigation skills you will need to be able to explore further afield and help to enjoy your hiking long into the future.

  • What experience do I need to have to sign up for a mountain skills 2 course?

    You will need to have already completed a MS 1 course in order to sign up for the MS 2 course. Alternatively, if you have extensive experience in navigation and feel you would be able to skip the MS1 course please get in touch. There are some exceptions to this however as it is a certified Mountaineering Ireland training course you would need to fulfil their requirements.

  • Are the Mountain Skills courses certified?

    The courses are all run by a qualified and certified trainer. The courses are certified by Mountaineering Ireland. The courses are run on a Max of 1:6 (1 instructor to 6 students) so there is lots of time for one to one tuition.

  • Do you run hikes for private groups?

    Yes, we can organise and run hikes for private groups. Please get in touch with us and we can discuss what your needs are and develop a suitable hike.

  • How many people can do a mountain skills course?

    Each course has a maximum of 6 participants to one instructor. A minimum of 3 participants are required to run the course.

  • What is the age limit for a mountain skills course?

    There is no minimum age limit however we would recommend being over 16. For anyone between 16 and 18 they would need a parent/guardian with them.

  • Is there an age limit on the guided hikes?

    There is no upper age limit. For anyone under the age of 18 they should be accompanied by a parent/guardian. We don’t usually take anyone under the age of 14 in a group however please get in touch and we can arrange a group/family day to suit your needs.

  • What happens if the weather is very bad on the day of the hike/course?

    The participant’s safety is our utmost concern. If the weather is deemed unsafe to go out the day will be cancelled. We will do our utmost to run the day/course so we will look at alternative routes and other options prior to cancellation. If we need to postpone the day you can book into the next hike/course that suits your calendar and we will transfer your booking.

  • None of the dates on offer suit, do you have any other options?

    Please get in touch with us. We will do our utmost to arrange dates that will work for you and your group.

  • Can I bring my dog on the hike?

    No, unfortunately, we cannot take any pets on our hikes.

  • What gear should I bring with me?
    • Rucksack (30-40 litre)

      Rucksack liner or dry bags

    • Hiking boots

      Waterproof Jacket

    • Waterproof trousers

      Walking trousers (no jeans or cotton)

    • Good cushioning socks

    • Base layer (not cotton)

      Spare mid layer (e.g. fleece)

    • Outer layer (e.g. jacket or softshell)

      Gaiters (optional)

    • Hat & Gloves

    • Lunch & Trail snacks

      Drink (2 litres minimum)

    • Mobile phone (optional)

    • Headtorch (optional)

      Walking poles (optional)

  • How do I book?

    You can book through our website or contact us at if you are having any trouble with booking in.

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