According to the IMC’s Constitution, “The main object of the Club is to encourage and organise mountaineering (including rock-climbing, hillwalking, ice-climbing, and bouldering) and kindred activities in Ireland and abroad”. The IMC has a long history of supporting mountaineering expeditions abroad by members.
|Colmcille Climbers Logbook,|
30 May 2018:
“Everest 25th Anniversary Expedition”
Ronán Ó Caoimh
18 January 2016:
“Greenland: A Sailing and Climbing Adventure”
|2014||Andes|| Doug Bartholemew,|
“Three go Down to the Andes”
Darach Ó Murchú
Sé Ó Hanlon,
|Irish Mountain Log,|
“Expedition to Himachal Pradesh”
Darach Ó Murchú,
“Dispatch from Kullu”
Financial Support for Expeditions
The IMC’s Committee sought advice and drew up a formal procedure for members who want to apply for financial support for expeditions, to replace the informal procedure that had been used in the past. Expeditions for which financial support is sought must fall within the criteria below:
Make first ascent (of peaks or of unclimbed routes) in high ranges outside Europe and lower
48 states of the U.S.A., or of lower remote ranges such as those in Greenland, Baffin Land,
Patagonia, OR, explore little-known mountain areas, particularly those which are glaciated
or partially so, OR, carry out necessary reconnaissance connected with a definite intention to
make a first ascent of a worthwhile peak.
The Expedition Panel was set up by the IMC’s Committee to assess such financial support applications; it is comprised of experienced members who are willing to assist and advise any IMC member contemplating such ventures.
For more information contact [email protected].