Calendar & Newsletter Winter 2020/2021

Date

Location

Leader


13th. Dec. Mangerton - Stoompa. Connie Looney
26th. Dec. Annual Climb of Carrantuathail (see footnote).
10th. Jan. Lough Duff. Eamonn O'Connor
24th. Jan. Gap of Dunloe Circuit. Kryzsztof Schwab
07th. Feb. Eastern Reeks Colum Kelliher
21th. Feb. Coomloughra Circuit. Angela O'Connor
07th. Mar. Aunascaul Lake. Dan Daly
21th. Mar. Galtees. Connie Looney
26th. Dec.
Members only.  We don't designate a leader for this climb as the number of people on the mountain would make it impossible to marshal. Members can make their own arrangements for the climb.
 

ClubWalks

Our walks are not graded. Everyone does the same walk therefore a good level of fitness is required. On the day the walk leader can refuse to take someone who is not properly equipped or whom they consider to be not fit enough. The leader also decides on the route to be taken and has the authority to decide to cancel, postpone, shorten or reroute if the conditions demand it. They may also decide to move the walk to the Saturday if they feel the weather will be more favourable.

Members are required to bring adequate gear to meet the adverse weather conditions and any emergencies that can occur in the mountain environment. The following is a list of recommended gear: - Suitable boots, raingear, maps, compass, whistle, torch, suitable clothing for the conditions (No Denims), gloves, hat, enough food and drink for the day and lastly a suitable rucksack with waterproof liner. NB No Dogs.  ATTENTION: Walks leaders and wall managers; please make alternative arrangements if unable to attend.

 

 

 

 

 

Due to the pandemic Clubs walks are for members only for the time being.
CLIMBING WALL
The climbing wall is currently closed. All going well it will reopen in the new yearing

KMC AGM

The Club AGM will be held online this year in the coming week.
Details will be sent to members regarding same.

MEMBERSHIP
Membership is €50 per annum from 1st Nov to 31st.Oct. Associate membership is €15. If you are MI insured and would like to join us on any of our walks, day participation is €5 per walk. The Club membership is comprised of MI insurance and the quarterly Mountain Log.
You can now pay the membership online by bank transfer. (Don't forget to include your name on the transaction so that we can recognise the payee).
BIC: AIBKIE2D.  IBAN:  IE63AIBK93633263944064.
NON-MEMBERS TRIAL WALKS

Regrettably for the moment walks are limited to club members only.
Walks are for KMC members. Non-members are welcome to join us for a trial walk (see our walks calendar). You can let us know as to which walk you would like to attend via e-mail (killarneymc@killarneymc.com) or message us via our Facebook page. If you wish to Join the club after the trial walk please print out a copy of the membership form and bring this with you along with the membership fee on your next walk.

CAR POOLING
At the moment you should not share private vehicles with people outside your household. If this is not possible, such as in an emergency, face coverings should be worn within the vehicle.
THE CALENDAR

The Killarney Cinema is no longer the meeting place for walks. An Email / What’s App Message will be sent to members on the Friday preceding a walk giving the GR of the meeting place and the leader's tele. no. The Club Facebook page will also be updated.
COVID-19 GUIDELINES

To comply with government guidelines  all members must confirm by text to 0872618914 their intention to take part in a Club walk by 6pm on the preceding Saturday evening. The message must include your name and contact number. This data will be kept for contact tracing should the need arise and help Club compliance. All walkers must be cognizant of all current Covid regulations especially during breaks. We are limited to a group size of 15. It may therefore necessary to split into groups on the day.

A downloadable version of the calendar is available here.