The Glen Team were happy to host a work camp for a Belgian scout troop. 21 volunteers of ages 16-18 yr old took up residence at Glen Base from Thursday to Monday morning.
The Glen Team’s annual May Bank Holiday bucket shake takes place in Glendalough this weekend. However, this time all funds raised will go directly to help support the humanitarian effort taking place in Nepal to support it’s people who have suffered from the devastating effects of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck there on Saturday.
To date the number of people believed dead stands at over 3,800. Many more are injured & homeless with emergency services under huge pressure to deal with the fall out.
So, if you are around or just passing by this weekend, Please stop and support us with your kind donations. Help us to make some difference to the Nepalese people.Thank you
The Glen Team would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Greystones Harbour Sea Scouts Cub Section 18th Wicklow, who after paying a visit to our base last November decided to raise funds for both our team and the local RNLI
These enthusiastic young scouts had plenty of questions for one of our team members when he arrived for the presentation of the cheque for €120 which they had raised for us.
We look forward to another visit from these excellent young people later this year.
The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team were delighted to be nominated as the charity of the month by Kilcoole Thriftshop where we received a donation of €1000. The shop is run by volunteers to raise money for different charities and to date have donated €51,589.81. This shop is well worth paying a visit for great bargains and friendly staff. Thank you to all involved
The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team held our AGM recently. It was a good time to look back on the year that was.
During 2014 the Glen Team responded to a total of 68 separate incidents where a member of the public dialled 999 or 112 and asked for assistance. Lower leg injuries were among the more common injuries suffered by those we have been called out to help, although there were more serious incidents to deal with during the course of the year. The majority of searches happened in around the region of Lugnaquilla where people had become disorientated although searches were not exclusive to this mountain range. Glendalough was once again a busy area for call outs, but by the sheer volume of people that come through here each year that is only to be expected.
The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team wish to express our deepest sympathy to the friends and family of Mick Kellet, who passed away recently. Mick was one of the founder members of both Mountain Rescue Ireland and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team.
Mick is well known in the Irish outdoor community and by turns spent his time hill walking and hill running on many I.M.R.A events. He spent many years involved in orienteering and will be missed by his friends in the Great Eastern Navigators. Mick also enjoyed passing on his knowledge to young people who shared his passion for the outdoors
In early February of this year he received a well earned Distinguished Service Award at the Mountain Rescue Ireland AGM which was held in Coolmoney Camp in the Glen of Imaal in the company of many friends from Ireland’s M.R community.
His humour, wit and wisdom will be greatly missed and he will always be remembered as a true legend of the Irish Mountains
Rest In Peace Mick
The Glen Team wish to thank the Irish Mountaineering Club and their brilliant guest speaker, Andy Kirkpatrick, for all funds raised at his ‘Inappropriate Climbing’ talk last night in Trinity.
Andy kept his audience both enthralled and inspired by his experiences and his excellent way of engaging with them!
The event raised over €2000 with all proceeds being shared by the Glen Of Imaal, Dublin Wicklow, and Mayo Mountain Rescue Teams.