Hope you are all enjoying the summer season our on the hills and crags. I just wanted to link in to let you know about a number of events and programmes that we are running in the coming weeks that may be of interest to your members and the club diary.
Club Leadership Hillwalking Programme – All clubs that have applied for the hillwalking programme for 2022 have now been allocated their requested number of club leaders to be trained and assigned an instructor – some instructors have yet to hear from their clubs. If you have not made contact with your instructor, please link in with them as soon as possible, as this training needs to be agreed/completed in 2022 and available dates for the instructors are filling up fast.
Happy Hiking – Hill Skills Day –This is a great opportunity for anyone new to the hills or those who want to learn navigation, to join a qualified instructor for a full day’s training and gain useful information and skills that will help keep you safe on the hills. This programme is also open to club members. The main focus of the day will be on movement skills, basic navigation, map reading, equipment and safety considerations with a focus on our Happy Hiking information: https://www.mountaineering.ie/hillwalking/HowToStart/default.aspx . There are currently over 30 days organised throughout 17 locations. Please share with members that may be interested. Click HERE for more information.
Skills Workshops in Scrambling, Rock Climbing & Teaching Navigation – 1 Day Workshops in 3 Disciplines in 4 locations: Skills training Workshops for individuals, club members, trainers, award trainees and providers. Click HERE for more details.
Club Committee Support Meetings – Join us for this year’s Club Committee Workshops.
These workshops are aimed at club committee members that are new to the committee or those who just want to refresh or learn something new. Each of the four workshops will cover a different topic related to running your club. This is a great opportunity to engage and ask any questions that you might have on the specific topics to help support committees to run a club effectively. Click HERE for more details and to book your spot.
National Walking Day (see attached) – will be held on Sunday the 25th September 2022 – organise a club walk or open day to celebrate! Keep the day – More Information to follow at www.mountaineering.ie
Autumn Gathering – After a long break due to the pandemic we are delighted to announce that there will be a 2022 Autumn Gathering. We believe our members need an opportunity to gather and connect with each other and of course enjoy some fantastic walks organised by our host club. This year’s event will be hosted by The Wayfarers Hiking Club from the Glenview Hotel & Leisure Club, Glen of The Downs, Delgany, Co.Wicklow from the 7th – 9th October 2022. Keep the date. Bookings to open shortly click HERE for more details.
Valuing recreation in the MacGillycuddy Reeks
The MacGillycuddy Reeks Forum is doing a survey amongst hillwalkers and climbers to put an economic value on what recreation brings to the area. The results of the survey should assist the Forum in making the case for funding to help care for the Reeks and to support the sustainable management of recreation in this important area. Mountaineering Ireland is encouraging members to complete this short survey – Click HERE . Please share this within your club and with others involved in hiking or climbing.
Please keep dates, share this with your members and we hope to see you all soon.