New Members Programme

IMC members who would like to be introduced to various aspects of climbing and mountaineering can take part in the annual New Members Programme, organised by our Training Officer. While we call this the New Members Programme, any members who would like to refresh or revive their skills are welcome. The key is that you are a member.

After the Mountaineering Ireland component of our membership fee, the remainder that comes to the club is a small amount when compared to formal Introduction to Rock Climbing courses from professional providers. The only way we can maintain this very low cost is by the generosity of our experienced members who volunteer their time to introduce course participants to traditional rock climbing skills.

Full details of the new members’ programme

Other training

If you would like formal training in mountaineering and rock-climbing please contact a commercial training provider – a list is available on the  Mountaineering Ireland website

We help our members improve and update their skills by organising training activities throughout the year in response to expressions of interest among our members. The activities can be entirely in-house, provided by our more experienced members, or we can organise sessions with external professionals who have particular expertise.

If you have any question please contact the Training Officer at [email protected]


Training Blogs



Annalong Buttress, Mourne Mountains, 2017






New Members meet, Mourne Mountains, 2017



Dún Séanna, Kerry, October 2016

Mourne Mountains May 2015
IMC North Wales 2015
North Wales October 2015