Female club members might be interested in having a look at the Women with Altitude website. The initiative to build women’s mountaineering skills, experience and general leadership capabilities runs an annual event which this year will be held in Kerry Apr 17th – 19th.
Previous ones have been hugely successful.
Booking is now open for the Kerry wk end and it is advisable to book very, very early!
A very successful MS2 wk end was held in the Comeraghs. 11 enthusiastic members were extremely focused on fine tuning all aspects of their navigation skills. Weather conditions were kind, especially for the night navigation session on Sat night. As always Rathgormack Hiking Centre was a very convenient and comfortable base for the course.
The group members will now continue to log experience in preparation for their MSA in Apr.
A magical day in the Comeraghs today in perfect, warm sunshine above a fog filled Suir valley.
The Moderate+ did ‘the tour’! It took in the Tay valley, Cutteen North coum, Seefin, Coumfea and Coumalocha and a visit to the ‘seanbhain’ before returning via the Mahon Falls. The ice field at the top of the Scillogues was incredible. When the Northern wind is strong it blows the water back uphill over the cliff. Match that with freezing temperatures and the result is this most unusual ice formation on the vegetation at the top.
It was difficult to believe it was February. There were many references to lack of sunscreen, dehydration and ‘maybe we should have gone rock climbing today’!
Sympathies were with all those who lived in Clonmel and Kilsheelan area as the remained in cloud all day.
There was a great turn out on the easy walk on Sunday (led by Helen and Michelle) – 20 in total and quite a few new faces which is great; beautiful day on Mount Leinster as the group climbed the Clorogues and then up to Stonytop.
Turlough had 13 on the Moderate on Blackstair Mt. and also had a few new faces.
A warm welcome to the new members and if you are interested in joining one of our walks and want more information do send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org