Navigation & Rope Skills Weekend

Course:      Navigation & Rope Skills Weekend

Altitude:     832m / 2730f approx
Route:        Weather dependent
Date:          March 2nd - 3rd
Duration:     2 days - 18hrs
Grade:        Easy to Moderate
Price:         € 150pp - Residential option available

Fed up of walking on the beaten track? Want to explore off the trail? Try our Navigation and Rope Skills Course!!

Instructors at the Pat Falvey School of Mountaineering have developed a weekend course to provide you with the skills required to be confident and self-sufficient in navigating on the hills and mountains here in Ireland. Along with these skills, you will be introduced to certain Rope Techniques such as coiling, belaying, confidence roping, knots and abseiling.


Over this two days course you will learn all the basic skills you need to navigate here at home. This course is set for those who wish to increase their skill level and would like to feel confident that they can enjoy the hills and mountains and return safely.



· Map Reading

· Feature Recognition

· Grid Referencing

· Basic Compass Skills

· Clothing and Equipment

· Practical Application

· Review of Day 1

· Route Planning

· Compass Skills

· Movement on steep ground

· Group Control

· Rope Skills

We at the Pat Falvey School of Mountaineering encourage and train in all aspects of the great outdoors to allow walkers, climbers and expedition members to become self reliant whether its on your local hills or extreme adventure expeditions around the world. Contact us for further training courses!

" Be safe, be self reliant and enjoy the great outdoors"


Next Date: March 2nd - 03rd, Further dates available on request.

Trainers can travel throughout Ireland to provide course to groups or clubs.


Price Non Res: €150pp- excluding accomodation.

Accomodation can be arranged on request.


Saturday - Moderate- 5 - 6hrs

Sunday - Moderate 5 - 6hrs


08:00 - 08:30 Meet & Greet Briefing and Gear Check
08:30 - 10:30 Map Reading and Navigation
10:30 - 10:45  Break
10:45 - 11:00 Transfer to Hills/ Mountains
11:00 - 16:00 Practical application on Hills (inc Lunch) with further onsite training
16:00 - 16:30 Return to Base
16:30 - 17:30 De- Briefing
09:00 - 09:15 Meet & Greet and Gear Check
09:15 - 09:45 Review of Day 1
09:45 - 10:30 Introduction to Rope Skills & Equipment
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:00 Transfer to Hills/ Mountains
11:00 - 16:00 Navigate to Rock Climb & Introduction to Rope Skills
16:00 - 16:30 Final De-Briefing