Benefits of joining

DCAM-only benefits

  • Exclusive access to...

    • Events:​

      • DCAM events.

      • MI:

        • Competitions: bouldering, lead climbing, youth and international.

        • Meets:

          • Seasonal: Scottish Winter Meet, Spring Gathering, Summer Alpine Meet, Autumn Gathering.

          • Women with Altitude.

          • Youth Trad Climbing Camps.

    • Training, often free or subsidised.

    • Financial support:

      • Bursaries for Young Alpinists.

      • Expedition Grants.

      • Women with Altitude: Under-25 Bursary.

  • Discounts

    • Accommodation:

      • Henry's Cottage in the Mourne mountains (maintained by Belfast Climbing Club): £5 minimum contribution (per person per night)

    • Indoor climbing walls:

      • Hotrock Climbing Wall, Co. Down, Northern Ireland:

        • 30% discount on Adult Regular Entry Fees: £3.50 instead of £5.00.

        • 30% discount on Adult Annual Membership: £70 instead of £100.Mountaineering Ireland Shop: various discounts.

Insurance:Covered by the Member Insurance Scheme, which includes, on a worldwide basis:Permanent Injury Personal Accident Cover.Public Liability Cover.Eligibility to apply for cover by the travel and activity insurance policies of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC).


Personalised membership card.
Printed copy of the quarterly Irish Mountain Log.
Schemes, assessments and awards.
Mountain Hut Exchange:
Following purchase of a reciprocal rights stamp from Mountaineering Ireland, you will be eligible for the same overnight accommodation rates as members of hut-owning associations in thousands of mountain huts in Canada and Europe under this programme of the Union Internationale des Associations d’Alpinisme (UIAA), of which Mountaineering Ireland is a member. Note that the reciprocal rights stamp is separate from your Mountaineering Ireland personalised membership card.
Member Discount Scheme:
Accommodation, including motorhome rental.
Courses (foraging, mountain, outdoor and wilderness skills).
Outdoor clothing and equipment shops.
Treatments (orthopaedic, physical, spa and sports therapy).
Ferry travel on Stena Line.
Online outdoor clothing and equipment shop.
Indoor climbing wall:

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DCAM members and visitors to this web site are reminded that bouldering, hiking, ice climbing, indoor climbing, mixed climbing, mountaineering, rock climbing, scrambling, ski mountaineering, sport climbing and trad climbing are activities that can be dangerous and may result in personal injury or death. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.