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Mountain Skills 1 Training Course

Good morning,
I hope you are all keeping well and getting out into the lovely indian summer we are having this week. 
Due to popular demand I am running another mountain skills one course on Thursday the 22nd of October and Friday the 23rd October.  If you are interested in this course please get in touch and I can book you a spot.
Mark Britton
Phone: 086 1967141
Facebook - Britton-Outdoors

Mountain Skills 1 and 2 Training Courses

Good morning,
I hope you are all keeping well and managing to get out into the hills a bit over the summer. 
I just wanted to send out a brief email with some of the upcoming dates for Mountain skills one and two training courses.  If you are interested in doing one of the courses please get in touch with me as places are filling up pretty quickly.

Mountain Skills 2 course   -   26th & 27th Sept  -  SPOTS AVAILABLE
Mountain Skills 1 Course     -   3rd & 4th Oct         -  FULLY BOOKED
Mountain Skills 1 course      -   17th & 18th Oct     -  FULLY BOOKED
Mountain Skills 1 course   -   7th & 8th Nov      -  SPOTS AVAILABLE
Mountain Skills 2 course   -   28th & 29th Nov  -  SPOTS AVAILABLE
Mountain Skills Assessments:
If any of you would like to do the mountain skills assessment please let me know and I can arrange a date to suit.  The assessment will be organised on a demand basis so I will only put up dates once there are a few people interested in doing it.
If you have a group and are interested in organising training please feel free to get in touch with me and we can organise a date that works for the group or if you have any questions just drop me an email.  I can develop one day training courses that are not Mountaineering Ireland accredited should this suit your group better.
Mark Britton
Phone: 086 1967141
Facebook - Britton-Outdoors

Maamturks Challenge Cancelled

 It is with our deepest regret that this year's Maamturks Challenge will be cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ireland. The university has been closed and all club events in NUI Galway are suspended until further notice. While the imposed government restrictions may be lifted ahead of the Challenge date of the 4th April, the national situation is constantly evolving and we feel it's better to give advanced warning now of the cancellation. We wish to be mindful of not putting our participants or volunteers at any risk. Many students have already or will be in the next few days returning home, including many of our international students. We may not have enough time available or sufficient manpower to prepare for and run a safe event.
 All participants will be refunded the cost of the event entry, please be patient as due to the number of participants it will take some time to process everything.
 Alternatively, if you would consider donating your registration fee, or part there-of, we would very much appreciate the support. The club has already paid non-refundable deposits and will be charged fees for certain parts of the event. We run this event every year on a voluntary basis and if we could minimise any losses, it will help us to continue without as much of an impact. Please let us know by return email by the 25th March. Any excess amounts will be donated to the Galway Mountain Rescue Team and Galway Radio Club who support us every year for this event.
 Once again you have our apologies, the Maamturks Challenge is a special event for us, and is the highlight of the club calendar. We were looking forward to it just as much as you, and are disappointed we won't be able to meet you all on the 4th April. The Maamturks will be there for us next year however and we would love to see you at the 2021 Maamturks Challenge!
 Kind Regards,

 Maamturks Challenge Committee,
 NUI Galway Mountaineering Club.


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