SUI membership for 2013 is about to expire so don’t forget to renew for 2014. SUI Membership gives insurance, newsletters, discounts at outdoor shops, membership card, access to leadership training (and continued validation of such awards), access to personal skills courses, access to Irish and foreign exploration funding, use of the SUI’s equipment store & private library and much more. Additionally SUI membership helps Irish caving through support for establishing caving clubs, the annual Irish Student Caving Forum and our annual conference, SUICRO which in turn benefits ICRO through funding. Membership starts from 40 euros, so for those who cave reguarly in Ireland (or elsewhere) or who simply want to show support for Irish caving why not join? Click here to sign up!
The winner of the 2013 Literary Award was announced at SUICRO 29 in October. The winner was Petie Barry of the Shannon Caving Group and DIT Caving Club. The article has been published on line here. The 2014 Literary Award will be judged and announced at SUICRO 2014 in October 2014, so get writing! For more information about the award click here
As part of the Exploration and Expedition Skills Programme the SUI is pleased to announce the 2014 Resin Fixed Anchor Installation training day will take place on Saturday 13th July 2014 in Co Fermanagh and will be open to SUI members. The training day will consist of classroom and practical sessions following the manner set out by the CNCC and is in line with the SUI’s Bolting Policy. For more information including availability of places, booking prices click here.
As part of the Exploration and Expedition Skills Programme, the SUI is pleased to announce a two day course on an introduction to cave surveying. The course will take place on the days of the 8th and 9th of February 2014 in Co Fermanagh. The course is open to SUI members. For more information including booking, prices and availability go here.