Club Constitution and Policy
The Committee wishes to inform each member of the Limerick Climbing Club that the Committee or any fellow member of the Limerick Climbing Club will not accept any liability for injuries or damages to person or property sustained in the activities of the club. Members who have paid full membership are insured for hill walking in Ireland through the Mountaineering Ireland (MI) insurance scheme (for details click here). Members are strongly advised to obtain personal insurance if participating in other activities associated with this club i.e. for trips abroad, cycling or camping etc.
ConstitutionDownload the Club Constitution
At the 2011 AGM the club adopted a new Club Constitution. This was amended at the 2014 AGM. All members must agree to be bound by the Club Constitution.
- The Limerick Climbing Club is for adults.
- Members join in the club activities at their own risk. Mountaineering is a strenuous activity that requires a good level of fitness. Before you embark on a new physical activity programme you should seek advice from your doctor.
- It is an activity with a danger of personal injury or even death.
- It is the policy of the Limerick Climbing Club to allow potential members to have one walk with the club before joining. Of course this is at your own risk as you are not covered with insurance through the Mountaineering Ireland (MI).
- For their own safety, new members must first try out an easy walk so that they can get a feel for what's involved in the different grades of walk. Please appreciate the club has no knowledge of new members or their fitness levels etc.
- You must phone the walk leader by 8:00pm the evening before the walk, unless directed otherwise by the walk leader.
- Members that turn up on the day of the walk without phoning the leader will be turned away. (Please do not put the leaders in this position)
- The club recommends a maximum of 25 walkers for Easy / Moderate walks and 10-15 for Moderate / Difficult walks. (Mountaineering Ireland recommend a maximum of 10-15 for walks on the open mountain). However, the final decision on numbers rests with the leader.
- The leader must choose a limit for their walk and then enforce it; unfortunately this will mean turning people away if numbers are large.
- It is your responsibility to advise the walk leader of any medical condition before going on a walk.
- Participation in walks is at the sole discretion of the walk leader.
- The club encourages a policy of car pooling where possible. This is environmentally friendly and makes walks easier to organise from a leaders point of view in relation to parking. Members traveling as passengers can make a voluntary contribution to fuel costs. This would be 5 Euro for the Galtee, Knockmealdowns & Comeragh regions. 10 Euro for Kerry-Connemara region.
- Dogs are not allowed on any of the club walks.
- The club organises a walk every Sunday from September - May.
- Walks vary from easy to moderate to difficult.
EASY: Usually a walk covering a considerable distance of up to some ten km, it can also involve climbing a peak at an easy pace. An easy walk involves a full day's activity taking three to five hours.
MODERATE: A moderate walk requires a good level of fitness and involves climbing a numbers of peaks over a considerable distance at a moderate pace. This involves a full day's activity five to six hours.
DIFFICULT: Requires a very high level of fitness and involves climbing a number of peaks at a fast pace over exposed terrain. Suitable for experienced mountaineers only. This involves a full day's activity six to eight hours.
- Weather conditions can however turn an easy or moderate graded walk into a difficult one.
- Walks can be cancelled or changed due to adverse weather conditions or if the leader feels that it is in the best interest of the group.
- Please do not leave an organised walk without informing the leader.
- It is the policy of the club to circulate member's addresses/telephone numbers and e-mail address to the Club Committee.
- Ensure that your level of fitness is adequate for the proposed walk and be properly equipped and self sufficient in food, drink, clothing and other essentials.
- Any new members intending to lead walks must have completed Mountain Skills Levels 1 and 2 courses. Then, they can lead a walk with backup until the assessment is accomplished.
- It is the policy of the Club to support members in pursuit of mountain skills training and certification. There is a subsidy available to members (subject to available funds) undertaking Mountain Skills 2 Training, Mountain Skills 2 Assessment, Mountain Leader Training, Mountain Leader Assessment. Please contact the Club's Training Officer for further details.
- Please familiarise yourself with the following :
The Limerick Climbing Club needs to collect and use data (information) about its members for the organisation and administration of the club. Members data is also shared with Mountaineering Ireland for the purposes of maintaining Mountaineering Ireland membership and insurance. The club does not disclose members details to any other organisation. Within the club, members details will only be accessible by the club committee, officers and webmaster.
At any stage, members may view or update their data by logging on to the club website or by contacting the club secretary. Photographs of members may be used on the club website or other promotional material.
Updated: 27th August 2015