Friday 10th Oct 2014
to Sunday 12th Oct 2014
We would like to welcome all new and current members of the club on our first weekend trip of the year. We will cater for all levels of hillwalking experience on these trips, from those who have never climbed anything higher than Arthur’s seat to those who have got a bad case of the Munro-bagging bug.
Loch Lochy is situated right in the heart of Scotland, and provides easy access to large swathes of the western highlands. We will be based in the Great Glen Hostel, situated in between Loch Ness to the north and the Nevis Range to the south. This location provides the perfect base from which we can access some very remote parts of Scotland, including Loch Quoich. There will also be a range of walks available in the Grey Corries and Nevis Range to the south, including the highest mountain in Scotland: Ben Nevis. We will also have access to Creag Meagaidh National Park – with the titular Creag Meagaidh mountain at it’s heart. This vast beast of a mountain provides spectacular views over the central highlands. Glen Shiel is also only a short drive away, with an enormous 7 Munro ridge on it’s south side and the Brothers and Sisters of Kintail to the north. We will leave on the evening of Friday 10th October and return late on Sunday the 12th.
Sign up for this trip is on Tuesday 30th of September at 8.30pm in Appleton Tower Lecture Theatre 5. The cost of the trip is £45. If you are not already a member of the club, you can also sign-up for membership at the sign-up night. It’s £25 for the year or £15 for one semester. These first trips always prove popular, so get there early to avoid disappointment! If you can’t make it to sign-up, you can send a friend along to sign you up instead, but please let us know first.
Boots (waterproof, with good ankle support), walking socks, walking trousers, non-cotton base layer, fleece, waterproof jacket and trousers, hat and gloves and headtorch are all ESSENTIAL. It gets rather chilly up there. Remember – we have half price boot hire at Tiso in Leith and 15% off at Cotswolds on Rose Street. If you’re not sure if your boots or other equipment are suitable, please bring them along to sign-up and we can help you out! You will also need breakfast and lunch for two days, money for the chip shop on Friday evening and stuff to wear in the hostel. You can find more information about what you need to bring here.
If you can drive either a minibus or a car for this trip (£20 or £10 discount, respectively and all fuel paid for) we would very much like to hear from you. Please contact Simon (firstname.lastname@example.org). There is both correlation and causation between driving for EUHWC and attractiveness.
Simon Coffey (email@example.com) for drivers
Alex Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org) for beer related queries and anything else