The IMC has offered its members training since the club was formed. Early Mountain Rescue techniques were drilled by the founders and helped to shape the modern Mountain Rescue service we know today. This tradition is alive and well and the active club members who climb are able to do training in a range of skills from indoor movement coaching to outdoor group instruction.
1. Introduction to Traditional Climbing Programme
Traditional Climbing is usually called Trad Climbing by those that do it and is the main climbing style in Ireland. There are only a handful of bolted sports crags and majority of crags follow the Trad climbing ethic, which at it’s simplest is a “leave no trace” approach.
Full details of the new members’ programme:
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 mountaineering.ie
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. Sometimes we are able to negotiate preferential rates.
If you have any question please contact the Training Officer at [email protected]
Annalong Buttress, Mourne Mountains, 2017
New Members meet, Mourne Mountains, 2017
Dún Séanna, Kerry, October 2016