News 2018 

Title:  Maximise your fun and adventures in the great outdoors this June Bank Holiday weekend.
Date:  25/05/2018

There is lots of great advice available out there but sometimes it is hard to filter out the correct information. Whether you are instructing, leading others or just going into the mountains or crags with your peers, Mountaineering Ireland would like to share some relevant information and useful links to help prepare you for your adventures and maximise your fun and safety this bank holiday weekend.

As you know the more time you spend in the mountains the more you’ll realise that the mountain environment is a ‘law unto itself’ – one minute you’re putting on suntan lotion and the next there’s a howling gale blowing. Knowledge is power, but the secret to being safe is to understand the mountain environment and to be prepared for many things it can throw at you.

Walkers at all levels click here for practical advice.

Going Climbing? Trad Climbers click here Boulderers click here

The Good Practice Guidelines for Hillwalkers and Climbers is a comprehensive document both for those who plan to lead others or those who plan to hire an instructor to lead them. Some key areas of interest include; risk management and assessment (pg 6), personal responsibility (pg 7), Checklist (pg 8) and the criteria by which to determine the appropriate qualification to look for in your service provider.

For overall all good practice and access guidance click here.

We've put together a series of skills videos covering basic navigational, scrambling and climbing skills. 

Note to drivers: With increasing numbers enjoying the outdoors, congestion has become an issue in popular locations like the Wicklow Mountains, Connemara and the Burren. Please be sensible about how you park, making sure not to block gateways and to leave space for farm vehicles or the emergency services to gain access. Car-pooling, using buses or other public transport where available, asking permission to park and parking a little further back from the hill or crag, will all help prevent frustration for landowners and other local residents in upland areas.

If you need any further information or advice, please contact us on info@mountaineering.ie or 01 625 1115.

Finally, Mountaineering Ireland would like to wish everyone a safe and fun filled weekend in the great outdoors. 

Be Active, Be Responsible, Be Skilled, Be Equipped, Be Safe.

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