Achill to host Mountain Environment Weekend

Achill to host Mountain Environment Weekend

Achill Island will host Mountaineering Ireland’s annual Mountain Environment Weekend this year, from 14th – 16th June.

Achill Outdoor Education Centre, based in Cashel, will host the event in conjunction with Atlantic Technological University. It is open to Mountaineering Ireland members and aimed at: Environmental Officers within Mountaineering Ireland clubs; Mountain Training Board Ireland providers; Mountain Leader trainees; hillwalking club leaders; walking guides; and other Mountaineering Ireland members with an interest in learning about the mountain environment and sharing that knowledge with others.

The overall aim of the Mountain Environment weekend is to celebrate what makes Ireland’s mountains special, by sharing knowledge of the mountain environment, through illustrated talks, and by spending time exploring the mountains and discussing what we find there. There will be a particular focus at this year’s event on how we can balance the increased demand for recreation experiences with protecting sensitive natural environments.

Booking for this event is available via EventBrite.

Guided hillwalk on Slievemore mountain, Achill Island