An indoor theory session on Navigation for beginners will be held in The Technology Rm in the Presentation Sportshall building Mon. Nov 29th 7.30. This is open to all club members and will be preparation for the practical day in Wicklow Dec 12th. Bring Wicklow map if possible and a ruler for measuring! Map photocopies will be available. If considering buying a compass then buy Silva Type 4. Not necessary for Mon. Contact Colette before meeting if you plan to attend.
A slide show on a recent trip to Nepal by Mags Bolger will be held tomorrow, Tuesday Nov 23rd., in the Park room, Whitford House Hotel at 8.00. Small cover charge at door to cover room costs. Bring a friend, should be very interesting and entertaining evening. Good chance to meet club members if you’re new to club or thinking about joining. See you there!
A short informal meeting will be held in the foyer in White’s Hotel on Thurs 18th Nov 8.00 to give details on dates, schedule, costs, etc on the MS course due in the New Year. Members who plan to do the course would need to have a keen interest in maps and navigation and should have some experience in the Irish hills.
The Burren week end from Sat 23rd to Tues 26th can also accommodate walkers. Possible lift back on Mon evening for those who are unable to stay until Tues. Any members interested should contact Colette.
A climbing course will be run in conjunction with Shielbaggan OEC in the Burren, 24th, 25th and 26th Oct for club members. Anyone interested in this wonderful opportunity to try out a new adventure activity or improve on skills should contact the club through the web site for further details.
We certainly got plenty of rays of sunshine for the Introductory walk on Sep 26th. Seventy two rays in all!! Well done to the forty eight new recruits who luckily had a clear day to enjoy their Blackstairs experience. Anyone planning on joining the walk on Oct 3rd, please note that hiking boots and raingear are essential. The ‘easy’ walk will be closer to the grade of the middle walk on the introductory day. Don’t forget to check weather forecast on Sat evening! Good weather links on our web links page.