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Friday 21st Mar 2014
to Sunday 23rd Mar 2014

Sign-up: Tues 18th Mar, 8:30pm, Malones
Cost: £45
Organisers: Alex and Andrew

Details

For this trip we’ll be heading to the stunning Glen Coe in the western highlands. With the infamous Bidean nam Bian to the south, Buchaille Etive Mor looking out over Rannoch Moor to the east, and the scrambly Aonach Eagach ridge to the north this is a fantastic glen for walking. We’ll be staying in the Glen Coe Independent hostel just outside the village itself. The hostel is also only a short walk from one of the best pubs in the highlands: The Clachaig Inn. This is  also our alumni trip, meaning lots of wonderful ex-members will be returning for an awesome weekend in the hills.

The conditions are still very wintery, so you will need stiff-soled winter boots and lots of warm layers. You can read our equipment page for more details on what you will need to bring. If you don’t have your own boots, they may be available for hire for £10 from Tiso in Leith. Remember to bring waterproofs and lots of warm clothing.

We’re meeting outside the CSE Gym at the Pleasance at 5:30pm on Friday.

Saturday night’s meal will be provided, and so will milk for tea and cereal. On Friday night we’ll stop off at a chippy on the way so bring money for that. But you’ll need to bring your own breakfasts and lunches for Saturday and Sunday. Make sure to have plenty of food for on the hill, it’s better to have too much than not enough!

For this trip only there will be a short film made of some of the walks. Please let us know if you would rather not be filmed on this trip. We can arrange to have anybody cut from the footage that wants to be.

There are plenty of possibilities for walks in Glen Coe. People will be organising a range of walks, so whatever your ability there should be something for you. Remember to be present for the walk sign-up on Friday and Saturday evening. This will take place in the hostel. You can discuss walk ideas in the comments below! And the weather forecast can be found here http://mwis.org.uk/wh.php and the avalanche forecast here http://www.sais.gov.uk

4 comments

    1. And will stay like that because it is forecast to be very windy. Everything close by is north facing except the Mamores. I want to do Beinn Dorain or Stob a’ choire odhair on the Sunday, not sure about Saturday. Maybe Creise and Meall a’Bhuiridh.

  1. I’d like to get into Glen Etive, given its impossible to get there by public transport. The 2 (Sgor na h-Ulaidh and Beinn Fionnlaidh) on the North-East side, and 3 (Meall nan Eun, Stob Coir an Albannaich and Glas Bheinn Mhor) on the South-West side I need to get done. Both walks involve a little bit of northerly aspect however, so might not be very advisable…
    If all else fails I might just amble up Buchaille Etive Beag.

  2. Anyone considered a winter traverse of the Aonach Eagach? Looks like the conditions might be a bit sketchy, but I think I’ll bring the rope just in case it clears up by some miracle…

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