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KMC Calendar (Winter 2017/2018)

Walk Calendar

Date

Walk

Leader
22nd. Oct.
Purple/ Tomies (see note)
Sandra Fleming
29th. Oct.
Navigation Day (see note)
Diarmaid Griffin
12th. Nov.
Beenoskee/Stradbally from Anscaul Lake
Tim Long
26th. Nov.
Gullaba Mt. from Kilgarvan
Ger Bluett
09th. Dec.
See "Xmas Party Note"
Eamonn O'Connor
26th. Dec.
Annual climb of Carrantuathail (Members only. Note start time)

Various

07th Jan.
Lough Duff circuit
Diarmaid Griffin
21th. Jan.
Caha Mountains
Dariusz Cruz
04th. Feb.
Waterville
John Dowd
18th. Feb.
Dromoughty Lake circuit
Connie Looney
04th. Mar.
Horses Glen (Mangerton)
Marguerite Brosnan
18th. Mar.
Cummeenapeiste Lake circuit
John Higgs

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Please note:

  • Membership is restricted to over 18's only
  • No dogs are allowed on our club walks
  • Walk leaders and wall managers; please make alternative arrangements if unable to attend
  • Walkers are required to bring adequate gear to meet the adverse weather conditions and any emergencies that can occur in the mountain enviromnment. The following is a recommended equipment list:
    • Suitable boots with good grips and ankle support (runners are NOT suitable)
    • A full set of raingear
    • Plenty of warm synthetic clothing (fleece garments or track-suit trousers are ideal, jeans or other cotton items are NOT suitable)
    • Gloves and a hat
    • Food and drink
    • A good rucksack (ideally with a waterproof liner)
    • Torch
    • Map, compass and whistle
    • Sun hat and cream (we all live in hope!)
    • Mobile phone
    • Spare clothing to change into at the end of the walk
    • Money for après mountain refreshments
    • Your sense of humour!

    Car Pooling
    As car parking is proving problematic in some of the areas we visit, we suggest that walk leaders locate a suitable car parking area in the general area of the walk, and that participants then pool cars to drive to the actual start of the walk. Your co-operation with walk leaders in this regard would be greatly appreciated.


CLIMBING WALL

Scheduled opening of the climbing wall, will commence on Thursday 18th. Oct. . MI Insurance Necessary. €5.00 per night or €50.00 for the season. Open Tuesday & Thursday Nights from 7pm to 9pm.


CLUB AGM / MEMBERSHIP

Club membership falls due at the AGM which will be held in Kate Kearney's Cottage on 22nd October at 4pm after the club walk on that day. At present the fee is €40.00. A Stamped Addressed Envelope is required with the fee so cards can be sent out to members.
Day membership (MI insured only) is €5.00


NAVIGATION DAY

This exercise is designed to introduce members to basic navigation skills in the mountain envoirnment. Attendees will need a compass (preferably a Silva Type 4) and a Sheet 78 map. All members are encouraged to attend. It is important to indicate early if you mean to attend as the event won't happen if interest is low.


CHRISTMAS PARTY

Following on from her success last year Sandra has again "volunteered" to organise this year's one. This will be held on Sat. 09th. Dec. in Dingle. Eamonn O'Connor will lead a walk on the Dingle Peninsula prior to the party. Further details will follow.


NON-MEMBERS / MEMBERSHIP FORMS

Walks are for KMC members however, if you are thinking of joining us and would like to come out for a trial walk please let us know via e-mail kymc@eircom.net or message us through our Facebook Page. Please note that a good level of fitness is required.


NOTE

The Killarney cinema is no longer the meeting place for walks. An Email will be sent to members on the Friday preceding a walk giving the GR of the meeting place and the leader's tele no. Our Club Facebook page will be updated the Friday evening before a club walk, stating both the time & meeting place.

 


 

 

 

 

 
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