will leave promptly at 10am (form the Hypercentre) unless otherwise noted. The above walks are not suitable
for anyone under the age of 18. You must be properly equipped for club
walks, boots are essential along with waterproofs, warm clothing and a
packed lunch including a hot drink. Bring a change of clothing and a €5
contribution to the drivers' expenses to be paid upon return.
2. All indoor meetings will be held at 8:00 pm in the
Munster bar unless otherwise stated.
Walks Guidelines for all
1. Participants in club activities should be aware that
they are responsible for their own actions and decisions.
leaders are members of the club who have demonstrated that they have the
experience and personal skills necessary to lead a group safely in the
terrain they encounter. Bear in mind that the leaders are all volunteers
and should be respected as such.
3. Prospective new members must contact the P.R.O.
(Brian Jacob – email@example.com) to
make arrangements to come out with the club. Those turning up at the
Hypermarket or on the mountains will not be accepted without prior
arrangement. The P.R.O. will have notified the leader of any newcomers to
be expected on a walk. Newcomers must pay up membership after the two
mandatory introductory “C” walks if they wish to participate
4. It is
irresponsible to go on a walk if you are unwell or injured, you should
select a walk that matches your ability and fitness level on the day. If
in doubt, err on the side of caution. If going
on the walk you should, out of courtesy, inform the leader.
assume that because it is hot and sunny in Waterford that it will also be
like this in the mountains. Temperatures drop by 1ºC for every 100m of
ascent not including any wind-chill felt due to increased wind speeds at
higher altitudes. In addition it rains more in the mountains.
6. The leader
has the right to refuse anyone who is not
adequately equipped, or anyone who in the leader’s opinion is unfit to
7. The leader
has the right to extend, curtail or alter the route from that described at
the start of the day. The leader sets the pace and walkers are expected to
follow this pace.
walkers have a duty of responsibility towards the leader and the group as
a whole. This means that members must not do anything to undermine the
responsibility of the leader or the safety of the group. Walkers must
follow all reasonable instructions of the leader.
everybody’s safety and security those starting out together must stay
together during the walk. If you are on a lower grade of walk than your
usual you must slow down
to the reduced pace of the lower grade or else organise your own group and
transport for the day.
decision to divide a walk into fast and slow groups rests solely with the
leader. This should not be necessary if all walkers are on the correct
walk for their ability. If you go ahead of the walk leader of your own
accord, then you, and the people who follow you, will be considered to be
no longer a part of the club walk.
11. If a
walker has to leave the group during the walk to head back early, etc.,
they must out of courtesy inform the leader of his / her wish to do so.
The walker is no longer part of the club walk on leaving the group but out
of courtesy must inform the leader on safe return to the cars before
heading off (phone or text).
12. If a walker needs to stop, for whatever reason, while
the main group is walking they must inform the leader or sweeper /
back-marker if one is appointed.
13. It is the
responsibility of members to sign off the walk on finishing the day before
heading off. This could help prevent un-necessary Mountain Rescue
call-outs as it will then be known that everybody is safely off the
14. By completing and signing on the Walk Registration
Sheet at the beginning of each walk participants accept that
mountaineering is an activity with a danger of personal injury or death,
that they are aware of these risks and shall take part at their own risk
and abide by these guidelines and any others issued by the leader or the
15. The committee
of the Comeragh Mountaineering Club asserts that no walk leader can be
held responsible for the welfare of individuals participating.
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