The mountains of Ireland are not high by international standards, and severe snow and ice conditions are rare, but they should not be underestimated as they can be unforgiving for even the most experienced and well prepared walker. Weather conditions can change rapidly and navigation can be difficult at the best of times due to scarcity of obivious paths and tracks.
Important: Hill walking is an adventure sport and in common with all forms of mountaineering, carries inherent risks of personal injury. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks.
Those taking part in our club activities do so at their own risk and are responsible for their own actions and involvement.Only club members are insured. Hill walking requires significant effort so it is wise to ensure that there are no medical reasons why you should not participate. If in doubt, check with your GP. Hillwalking, mountaineering and rambling are activities that present a risk of danger, personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement. Always leave details of your route & estimated time of return.
DO NOT VENTURE OUT INTO THE MOUNTAINS UNLESS YOU ARE FULLY EQUIPPED AND PREPARED. ALWAYS LEAVE DETAILS WITH SOMEONE OF YOUR ROUTE & ESTIMATED TIME OF RETURN.
Essential Walking Equipment:
- Waterproof Mountain boots
- Waterproof Jackets and trousers
- Warm clothing and change of clothes
- Gloves and warm headwear
- Suitable Food & liquid Map and compass
- Small first aid kit
- Survival shelter
- Mobile phone
- Swiss Army Knife
- Change of clothes
The Countryside Code:
- Be safe – plan ahead and follow any signs
- Enjoy the countryside and respect its life and work
- Leave gates and property as you find them
- Protect plants, wildlife and trees
- Take your litter home
- Guard against all risks of fire
- Keep dogs under close control
- Help keep all water clean
- Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone
- Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls
- Keep to public paths across farmland
- Consider other people
- Make no uneccessary noise