Hillwalking

Stage 1 I can pack my rucksack for a day hike
  I know what to wear and what extras I need to bring on a hike
  I know what food to bring on a hike
  I know how to behave sefely while hiking
  I can read a simple map
  I can point out and name the main features of a map
  I can be responsible for myself while we are hiking
  I can recognise the main distress signals
  I know the buddy system
  I understand why I should follow directions from an instructor
  I have atttended at least two hikes
   
Stage 2 I know what gear I need depending on the weather
  I know why you bring certain foods and drinks on hikes
  I can point out the main parts of the compass
  I know how to get help if someone is hurt
  I can point out the different symbols and colours on a map and I know what they mean
  I can be a responsible member of my team while we are hiking
  I can get a weather forecast
  I have attended at least three hikes
   
Stage 3 I know how to treat simple cuts and scratches
  I know why you bring certain clothing on hikes
  I know the main principles of LNT
  I know how to cross boggy ground
  I know how and when to use the main distress signals
  I can use a compass to find direction
  I can point out features on a map
  I can be responsible for myself and aware of my surroundings while hiking
  I can follow a route on an orienteering map
  I have attended at least three hiking activities and have been on the top of a mountain
   
Stage 4 I know how to pack a rucksack for weekend hikes
  I can care for all my personal hiking equipment
  I know what team equipment to bring and why
  I know how to treat simple sprains and blisters
  I know the different emergency services that are available and how and when to call them
  I can follow our route on a map and find the main points using a compass
  I can be responsible for younger members of my team while we are hiking
  I have led a leg of a hike
  I have attended three hikes including an overnight
   
Stage 5 I know the potential dangers of weather on hiking
  I know how to pack a rucksack for a hillwalking expedition
  I know when to cross a river and some different methods of crossing
  I know all about the LNT principles
  I know the main principles of navigating using a map and compass
  I can complete and use a route card
  I can be an active member of my team while hiking
  I have taken part in three hikes
  I have taken part in a two night hike in the mountains, based out of one campsite
  I have written a log for at least two of these activities
   
Stage 6 I know the causes and how to recognise and treat hypothermia, hyperthermia, sunstroke, dehydration and asthma, or anything medically relevant to my team
  I know the limitations of my team
  I know the limitations of the compass and other navigation tools
  I can use a compass and map to find my position
  I know what group emergency equipment we should carry, and how to use it
  I can be responsible for myself and my team while hiking
  I can plan and lead a hike
  I have taken part in at least 6 hiking activities, 4 of which should be over 800m
  I have taken part in a 2 night hike in the mountains, including a low and high camp
  I have written logs for all of these activities
   
Stage 7 I can organise the transport required for an activity
  I can budget for team hikes
  I know how to assess risk and be aware of group safety
  I know how to deal with mountain hazards
  I can plan escape routes
  I can navigate at night, in poor visibility, and do micro-navigation
  I have planned and led 1 hike without a Scouter
  I have participated in at least 5 hikes between 800m and 1300m and 1 over 1300m
  I have taken part in an unaccompanied but supervised 2 night hike in the mountains including a low and high camp
  I have written logs for all of these activities
  I have a logbook detailing at least 30 hikes and expeditions that I have undertaken
   
Stage 8 I have an outdoor First Aid certificate
  I know how to safeguard others on steep ground
  I know how to use a rope on difficult terrain
  I can set up a simple belay
  I can lead a hiking adventure
  I know the procedure to be followed in the event of an accident
  I have taken part in at least 6 hillwalking adventures over 1000m and 1 over 2250m
  I can take responsibility for our group on a hiking adventure
  I have taken part in an unaccompained but supervised 2 night hike in the mountains outside the island of Ireland
  I have written logs for all of these activities
   
Stage 9 I know what equipment is required for various types of hillwalking expeditions, and the correct use and care of the equipment
  I can navigate accurately and safely over the Irish mountains in any type of weather, and at night
  I can assess risk and take appropriate action to ensure safety
  I can practice basic winter mountaineering skills
  I can create an exciting expedition while catering for everyone’s needs
  I can budget, prepare and manage every aspect of the expedition
  I have a logbook detailing at least 20 hikes and expeditions that I have undertaken since stage 7
  I have taken part in an expedition to 3250m
  I can be responsible for other in various situations on the mountains
   

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