How to Join:
It’s easy to Join the Club try out with no commitment on the “Open Day” Sunday and join on any following Sunday.
Our Open Days are led by an experienced club member. They are normally hill walks that last 4 hours approx, will cover approximately 10km and will involve an elevation gain over sometimes, tough, wet and uneven terrain ( C Grade ).
The hike is designed to introduce new members to Hillwalking and Mountain Craft. There is no charge for this walk but if you decide to join the club you must - for Insurance reasons - pay your club fees on your next walk.
NB: You are only permitted to participate in one Open Day, before joining the club.
Fees are to be paid in full before you commence your first walk with the Club having completed an “Open Day” walk. At present, the fees are as follows:
- Adults €40.00 (€4.00 - Discount for couples)
- Juniors (Under 18's) €10.50 (Must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian on all walks and club events)
- Mountaineering Ireland Members €10.00 (On producing your MI Membership Card)
Your fee includes the SMC Club Fee, Insurance, Mountaineering Ireland Fee and a MI Quarterly Magazine.
Click here to view the Membership Form!
Click here to view the Guest Details Form!
We meet at Tubs & Tiles Car Park, Duck St. Sligo, at 10.30am.
On your “Open Day” Sunday Walk
- The leader/s for the day will introduce themselves.
- You will be required to complete the Guest Details Form.
- You will receive a Welcome note with information about the Club.
- The route will be outlined to the group.
- A weather forecast will be given.
- You will meet a member of the Safety Committee who, weather permitting will give a demonstration at the lunch break, of the correct gear & equipment recommended for use on the walks.
- A Kit List of this gear & equipment will be issued to you and you are advised to have all the requirements before you join the club.
- You will meet the Environmental Officer who will issue you with a copy of the "Leave No Trace" booklet and any other relevant information that might be required.
- You may be asked to car pool.
Grade C up to 4 hours - shorter and moderate level of difficulty.
Grade B 4 -6 hours, for reasonably fit walkers, properly equipped and who have navigation skills.
Grade A 6 – 12 hours, for experienced fit walkers, with good navigation and survival skills.