Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Scottish Winter Meet

Fort William - 29th/31st January 2010.

[See our more recent article for photos from this meet.]

Here are the arrangements for the Scottish Winter Weekend from Graham Calderbank:

The meet will be based in Fort William on the weekend of 29th/31st January. I'll be travelling up after work on the Friday evening(with probable battered haggis & chip supper in Lockerbie!) and returning after Sunday's excursion.

What we do when we get there is dependent on numbers, experience, our desires, and more crucially the weather and snow conditions(!) - but there are some great winter walks, ridges and climbs for most conditions and folk of all experiences.

I'll be booking my accomodation early next week - please let me know if you are coming and if you want me to include you in the booking.

Kit List (a minimum!):

Stiff Boots (crampon compatible)
Walking Axe
Walking Crampons
Clothing adequate for the worst weather Scotland can conjure up and a rucksack to carry it all.

A rack, ropes, harness and helmet will also be necessary if you intend to climb.

There are a couple of members with spare kit so get in touch if you need to borrow something.

Please e-mail graham.c@sthelensmc.org.uk if you need any more information about travel/accommodation/gear/food/beer arrangements (or telephone - the number is on the member list sent to you recently with the club newsletter).

Fingers crossed for cold, crisp, sunny weekend.


[See our more recent article for photos from this meet.]