The main purpose of expedition grants is to promote and support mountaineering in the greater ranges undertaken by Mountaineering Ireland members. To be eligible for expedition grant aid individuals must be born in Ireland or resident here for at least three years and be a member of Mountaineering Ireland for three years.
The type of expedition that may be considered are diverse:- first ascents, first Irish ascents, trekking in remote valleys of the greater ranges, big wall climbing, etc. Please note that support will not be provided for commercial expeditions or guided ascents.
In return for any support, Mountaineering Ireland requires an expedition on its return to supply the following:
- A report of its achievements and difficulties. This should consist of a report, detailing the objectives, the schedule, the budgeting, and the general working of the expedition.
- An article suitable for publication in the Irish Mountain Log with photographs and maps.
- A copy of any other report or publication made of the work of the expedition.
- An account of expenses. (This will be treated as confidential, but is needed for Mountaineering Ireland guidance when it has to consider similar applications in future.)
Mountaineering Ireland does not, nor have the resources, to provide the major part of an expedition's funds. You should, therefore, be able to indicate to us that a large proportion of the estimated budget has been, or will be, raised elsewhere.
Please note, all expeditions are expected to conform to the Code of Ethics for Expeditions laid down by UIAA, and to the Kathmandu Declaration. You are required to undertake a declaration to this effect at the end of Expedition Grant Application Form.