Contributor Guidelines

  • We welcome well­-illustrated articles about hillwalking and climbing in Ireland, about new or first Irish ascents of peaks or climbs at home or abroad, and about significant Irish achievements while trekking and climbing in the Alps and the Greater Ranges of the world.

  • We cover all types of climbing, from traditional rock climbing routes, sport climbing and bouldering to indoor climbing.

  • We also welcome articles on hill and mountain­-related issues such as the environment and access; ‘how to do it’ articles on mountain photography, climbing techniques and tips, and getting ready for expeditions; flora and fauna; health and safety; history and geography; archaeology and geology, etc. The list is almost endless, as long as the topic is related to some aspect of our sport.

  • Please limit your article to a maximum of 1,600 words. Brief footnotes, information about location, transport, logistics, costs, etc, and a clear map are all very helpful also.

  • Please also include 8­-10 high-­resolution digital photographs, which should each be at least 500-­600Kb in file size, together with captions and credits, and a brief biography (approximately 50 words), stating if you are a Mountaineering Ireland member, in a club, what type of mountaineering activities you do, etc. A high­-resolution portrait photo of the author is also required, with a file size of at least 500­-600Kb.

  • We welcome club profiles and reports of club trips of note, to new areas,etc. These can be up to 1,000 words in length and should be accompanied by 6-­8 high-­resolution photographs, again with a file size of at least 500­-600Kb and accompanied by captions and credits.

  • We also welcome relevant news items (max 300 words), snippets of news (max 100 words) or other useful and relevant information, all with suitable photographs, if possible. News items accompanied by a relevant high­-resolution photo are more likely to be printed.

  • Please submit all contributions in Word and by email, as an attachment, or by CD. If you do not have your article in electronic format, please supply a clean copy, typed on one side of the page only, so that can we can scan it into Word.

  • Hard copies of text or photographs should be sent to: Irish Mountain Log, c/o Mountaineering Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, D15 DY62.

  • Material and photos in an electronic format should be sent by email to:

  • NB: Relevant high­-resolution photos should always accompany feature articles. Ideally, a selection of 8 to 10 shots should be sent electronically with captions and credits, please, from which 4 or 5 can be chosen. We can also use good­ quality prints, slides or transparencies, when necessary, but prefer digital images. Always label them with your name and address and a caption. One or two photos of the author against a relevant backdrop should accompany a feature article, but in general we are looking for good shots of the peaks or routes referred to in the article.

  • NB: To print photos received electronically, we need them as reasonably ­sized files of at least 500­-600 Kb. Digital photo files can be accepted by email or on a CD.

  • Our artwork is sent to print at 300 dpi and, ideally, this should be the resolution of any digital images submitted for inclusion in the Irish Mountain Log.

  • Slides, transparencies and prints submitted to our office will be handled with the greatest care and returned in protective packaging. CDs will not be returned unless specified.

  • Whilst every precaution is taken for the secure delivery and return of material sent to us, it is ultimately submitted at the owner’s risk. It usually takes several weeks from receipt of photos to publication, so please bear with us. Hard­-copy photos (transparencies or prints) will be returned as soon as possible following the printing of the Irish Mountain Log issue in which they appear.

  • We do not pay for contributions to the magazine and the Irish Mountain Log editorial staff are all volunteers.

  • For information on advertising in the Irish Mountain Log, please see our Rate Card or contact the Mountaineering Ireland office at or on +353 (0)1 625 1115.

    Patrick O’Sullivan, Editor
    January 2019 

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