Second Scottish Meet 7/8th Feb - Raeburn Hut, Laggan

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Second Scottish Meet 7/8th Feb - Raeburn Hut, Laggan

Postby Kharrison23 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:03 pm

The second Scottish adventure will be at the SMC's Raeburn Hut in Laggan, Cairngorms.
In their own words: 'This hut was newly constructed in 1988 and named after Harold Raeburn who joined the Club in 1896 and was an outstanding early influence on Scottish mountaineering. It is one of the most comfortable of our huts and the view out is a superb vista across Strath Spey to the Monadh Liath hills. The hut is centrally placed for the Cairngorms to the east, and the winter routes of Creag Meagaidh to the south-west. The rock climbing on both Creag Dubh, Newtonmore, and Binnein Shuas are also only a short drive away. '

Located north of Dalwhinnie off the A9, this hut is the best of both worlds, being driveable for Fort William and Aviemore so you can follow the connies to the correct corries if winter climbing. There is a dedicated mountain biking centre in Laggan - Wolftrax, with lots of single-track and bike hire.

Adress for cheques is in the private section. There is normally good availability to extend your stay, check with me and we can arrange this.

1) Karl
2) Steve M
3) Aidan M
4) Paul H
5) Les H
6) Matt C (saturday only)
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Re: Second Scottish Meet 7/8th Feb - Raeburn Hut, Laggan

Postby Mountaineer » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:19 pm

Les Holbert and Paul Hudson are planning to join you, bring cheque over tomorrow. See PM
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Re: Second Scottish Meet 7/8th Feb - Raeburn Hut, Laggan

Postby Kharrison23 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:37 am

Highest quality stationary award goes to Mr Paul H, I thought I was finally receiving my knighthood when the envelope arrived, alas not this time!

Anymore for anymore? There was a good snow pack in some of the gullies which should provide a good base for more snow forecast this week, things are looking good for this meet!

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Re: Second Scottish Meet 7/8th Feb - Raeburn Hut, Laggan

Postby Aidan » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:43 am

Unfortunately I have had to pull out due to an injury in Italy - so my bed space is available (not that the meet looks busy)

the hut is really excellent, great location for 3 excellent climbing venues as well as lots of walking, skiing and MTB etc.

Winter has returned to the highlands this week as well ...
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Re: Second Scottish Meet 7/8th Feb - Raeburn Hut, Laggan

Postby Kharrison23 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:27 pm

Cairngorms are currently looking pretty in their nice white coat.

Come and have some fun!!
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Re: Second Scottish Meet 7/8th Feb - Raeburn Hut, Laggan

Postby Kharrison23 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:47 pm

Well ground conditions look great but hurricane force winds have put me off. I am bailing on this meet.

Paul and Les have the key and are already in Scotland enjoying the west highlands.

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Re: Second Scottish Meet 7/8th Feb - Raeburn Hut, Laggan

Postby JR » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:27 pm

The weather is basically trolling us now.

Though hopefully this will see a more prolonged period of deposition and accumulation rather than the intermittant cold snaps followed by substantial thaws we've had so far.

Next weekend anyone? ;-)

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Re: Second Scottish Meet 7/8th Feb - Raeburn Hut, Laggan

Postby Mountaineer » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:08 pm

Is anyone still heading up besides us two?

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Re: Second Scottish Meet 7/8th Feb - Raeburn Hut, Laggan

Postby SteveM » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:04 am

Not me either, enjoy the scotlandshire
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