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First Scottish Meet! 10th 11th January, Kincraig

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:32 pm
by Will S
Our fist Scottish Winter meet this year will be at the Ladies Scottish Climbing Club's hut. Milehouse cottage, Kincraig:
https://www.ladiesscottishclimbingclub.org/huts/milehouse-cottage/

The hut is about 20 minutes from Aviemore and half an hour from the Caingorm Mountain carpark, so is an excellent base for winter climbing in the corries.

Laggan Wolftrax trail centre is only 40 mins away and is totally ace if you’re into mountain biking, or there's a sudden turbo thaw.
https://www.lagganforest.com/mountain-biking

The hut itself has a full kitchen, hot electric showers, solid fuel stove and storage for 4 bikes. There's two bunk rooms with alpine style sleeping platforms so you'll need to bring sleeping bags. The heating and electric showers run on meters so bring some pound coins!

Also just round the corner is the loch insh sailing club which has an excellent bar. Shot put world record holder Randy Barnes could probably throw a stone to the bar from the cottage.

Booking for this meet will open on the 10th of December. To book a place please post a cheque to me (address in the private section) or hand me a cheque at the wall. Cheques received in the post on Tuesday the 10th will get the first of the 12 places. The cheque should be for £20.00 payable to the Leeds Mountaineering Club. If you would like to stay for longer please get in touch with me and I'll see what I can arrange. I'm thinking of going up on the Thursday night if the conditions are looking good.

1) Will S
2) Tom J
3) Karl H
4) Matt C
5) Will M
6) James R
7) Dave P
8) Nadine F
9) James H
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11)
12)

Thursday Night Gang:
Will S
Matt C
Nadine F
James R
Dave P
Tom J
Karl H

Re: First Scottish Meet! 10th 11th January, Kincraig

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:37 am
by Tom_J
Will,

Are you planning to be at the wall on Tuesday?

Tom

Re: First Scottish Meet! 10th 11th January, Kincraig

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:33 pm
by Will S
I cant make it next Tuesday, but Karl will be collecting cheques for me instead.

Re: First Scottish Meet! 10th 11th January, Kincraig

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:21 pm
by Kharrison23
Tom_J wrote:
Are you planning to be at the wall on Tuesday?

Tom


Tom are you planning on going on a scottish winter meet!!

Hell must have frozen over, wonder if there are any good icefalls that'll go.

Karl

Re: First Scottish Meet! 10th 11th January, Kincraig

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:49 pm
by Tom_J
I'll put a cheque in the post.

Re: First Scottish Meet! 10th 11th January, Kincraig

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:41 am
by JR
My cheque's in the post.

JR.

Re: First Scottish Meet! 10th 11th January, Kincraig

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:43 am
by JR
Rather concerned that my cheque hasn't arrived given I posted it first class on Monday morning... :-/

JR.

Re: First Scottish Meet! 10th 11th January, Kincraig

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:02 pm
by Will S
Yours arrived this morning James

Re: First Scottish Meet! 10th 11th January, Kincraig

PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:56 am
by Will S
Just 4 places left

Re: First Scottish Meet! 10th 11th January, Kincraig

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:34 pm
by ozzie james
G'day folks. I've not been around for a while but planning on joining you on this one and looking forward to meeting a few new folk. What's the current process re: arranging shared lifts? I'm keen to give/take lift to share petrol and am happy if Will just wants to allocate me. I've got a Skoda Fabia Estate, am based in Meanwood.

Re: First Scottish Meet! 10th 11th January, Kincraig

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:47 pm
by Will S
Nice one James,

Lifts are usually arrange on here. There's also some of us thinking about heading up Thursday night if the conditions are good. So Far the Thursday night gang is:

Me
Matt C
Nadine F

If anyone else is interested let me know and we can hopefully arrange it nearer the time.

Will

Re: First Scottish Meet! 10th 11th January, Kincraig

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:17 pm
by JR
Oh, and I'm interested in heading up a day early too.

JR.

Re: First Scottish Meet! 10th 11th January, Kincraig

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:59 pm
by DavidPonting
I'm on the Meanwood/Moortown boundary, so normally it would make sense to share with James, but there's a decent chance I will be able to park at work on the Thursday (so I can leave from 4pm) and I've already booked the Friday off, so I hope to join the Thursday Night Gang... I will know about parking on the 3rd January; otherwise I would have to cycle home and pick up my car (whether to drive - though it is rather small - or to get to whoever I went with...), so it would be a bit later.

Re: First Scottish Meet! 10th 11th January, Kincraig

PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:30 am
by Tom_J
I've got Friday off work, so would be up for travelling on Thursday evening if conditions look good (or even if they just look OK!) -could I put my name down for an extra night in the hut?

I'll be travelling from Otley, probably ready to go around 5:30pm.

Re: First Scottish Meet! 10th 11th January, Kincraig

PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:47 pm
by Kharrison23
Not sure of my plans yet, but if connies look sweet then I will also try and take Friday off. In which case I will be ready to leave Otley at 17:30.

Karl