In the Clare Outdoor Club, the leaders decide how many people may participate in a walk on a given day. If the leaders feel that someone is not wearing the proper personal clothing, has not given the requisite notice or is not carrying the recommended equipment then they may decide to exclude that person from the group.
The leaders co-ordinate the car-pooling arrangements and rendezvous points en route to and from the walk. They will book the hotel/restaurant and advise on the sharing of petrol costs. All participants should immediately inform the leaders of any changes of plan or personal arrangements that involve breaking away from the group for any reason or for any period of time, no matter how brief or trivial this may seem.
Crowds on a mountain are a liability; having too many people in a group defeats the purpose of “getting away from it all”; the group may become disjointed and spread out and, depending on weather conditions, more difficult for the leaders to control safely.
Finally, OBSERVE THE COUNTRY CODE AT ALL TIMES,