Britton Outdoors is a Limerick based company which runs mountain skills courses, guided hikes and family orienteering sessions. Mark has been working in the Outdoor Adventure industry for the past 16 years and has a degree in Outdoor Professional Practice and a Diploma in Outdoor Adventure Management. Mark is a qualified Mountain Leader and Mountaineering Ireland tutor and has numerous instructor qualifications in Mountain Biking, Sailing & Kayaking to name a few.
Britton Outdoors is focused on teaching aspiring hill walkers to become self-sufficient in the Irish mountains and is keen to encourage all participants to explore the beautiful Irish hills. Mark runs two levels of certified Mountain Skills training courses as well as customised training for group bookings. The first certified course is a two-day introduction to basic navigation skills. It is aimed at beginners who have little or no map reading skills. The second course covers some of the skills in more detail with the addition of some night navigation. As well as navigation, the Mountain Skills training courses offer a solid foundation for gaining personal mountaineering proficiency skills, covering mountain safety, knowledge of hazards and personal equipment so that a person finishing the courses may be in a position to safely and competently take to the hills.
Britton Outdoors also runs guided hikes for families and small groups. These hikes are tailored to suit the group and can be anything from a scenic three hour walk to a full day hike through the mountains with a possible summit of Ireland’s thirteenth Munro, Galty Mor, which stands at 918 metres high.
More information on our upcoming events can be found on the Britton Outdoors Facebook page.
Some Reviews from people on Facebook:
- Brilliant course. We did it last year and found Mark to be an excellent trainer, calm and clear in his directions, top notch - Martin Leonard
- I loved this course last year too. Mark helped me regain my confidence in the mountains . He is super knowledgeable and answered all my questions while challenging me to learn and apply the new skills. While also having fun! – Jessica O Keefe
- A truly professional and engaging mountain leader. If you are planning a hike with family over the next few weeks keep This business in mind. It will be a very enjoyable and memorable day. Enjoy. – Colin Barrett
- I completed a 2 day hiking course with Mark and what a nice guy and has a wealth of knowledge of the Ballyhoura area – Kevin Fitzgerald