Here is a list of the trips we will be going on.

     
Week 5, Semester 2 2017/2018 Price: £29.00 Spaces: 9 Leaving: 09/02/2018 Returning: 11/02/2018
Alex MacIntyre Memorial Hut Sign-up by: 07/02/2018 18:30 GMT Completed!

Alex MacIntyre Memorial Hut is located near Glencoe, and is named after a 1970's British mountaineer who developed new climbing techniques, primarily in light and fast accents. you can find out more about him here and here

We have booked Nick Carter, a guide who will give us winter skills and mountain training. 

You can check the weather here and snow conditions here

For winter kit, see our website. If there's anything you need to borrow, just send us an email. 

UPDATE 06/02/18: 'For winter skills students must be kitted out with a minimum of good stiff winter boots, well fitting crampons (with anti-balling plates), a helmet, warm clothes including thick, ski style, winter gloves, a hat that will fit under a helmet (without a bobble!) and a decent size (40 litre) rucksack." A request from the guide, so if you need boots, hire them from tiso outdoor experience in  Leith, it is £20 for the weekend. 

We will meet at the shed at 17:30, as this is when everyone has said they are free. 

Week 6, Semester 2 2017/2018 Price: £3.50 Spaces: 9 Leaving: 17/02/2018 Returning: 17/02/2018
Ben Cruachan-Day Trip Sign-up by: 16/02/2018 15:00 GMT Signup closed

Ben Cruachan is a classic Scottish walk, with a fantastic ridge walk. Based at Lochawe, it offers quite a variable walk and has great views.  There will probably be snow, so you'll need an ice axe and crampons (which you can borrow from our gear store); if you've never used either - we can show you how. Look at the winter walking kit list on the website and post or send us an email if you don't have something.

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/argyll/ben-cruachan.shtml

 
Week 7, Semester 2 2017/2018 Price: £25.00 Spaces: 8 Leaving: 23/02/2018 Returning: 25/02/2018
Inverardran Cottage Hut Trip - Crianlarich Sign-up by: 23/02/2018 21:36 GMT Signup open

 

Inverardran Cottage is located near Crianlarich, which offers access to 7 Munros including Ben More and Stob Binnein, the highest peaks in the area. You can have a look at the cottage here

There's lots to do in this area, and this website has put together a list of the Munros and Corbetts on offer. 

 

Snow conditions can be found here, and you can check the weather forecast here.

You can find our winter kit list on our website, and if there's anything you need to borrow, just contact us by email or FB to let us know. 

Week 8, Semester 2 2017/2018 Price: £3.50 Spaces: 9 Leaving: 03/03/2018 Returning: 03/03/2018
Tarmachan Ridge Day Trip Sign-up by: 28/02/2018 16:30 GMT Signup open
The Tarmachan Ridge is best for those wanting an easier, pain-free Munro. A beautiful ridge walk considered the best in the south of Scotland, with a short scramble to finish. Run time 5-7 hours but with a gentle ascent/descent profile, this makes for a pleasant walk. Route also includes a quarry!
 
Week 9, Semester 2 2017/2018 Price: £3.50 Spaces: 9 Leaving: 10/03/2018 Returning: 10/03/2018
Ben Lawers- Bell Connor Memorial Walk Sign-up by: 07/03/2018 18:30 GMT Signup open
In January 1984, Graham Bell, Keith Bell and Kieran Connor, died of exposure in a horrific blizzard in the Cairngorms. All three were members of Heriot-Watt University and Queen Margaret College Mountaineering Club (HWUMC). A memorial fund was set up by the relatives of the victims, and our club benefits greatly from it. This fund is the reason we are able to offer subsidised mountaineering and hill-walking training. you can find out more on our website, under the Bell-Connor Memorial Fund page. 
 
In remembrance of these men, the club and club alumni are going to walk the Ben Lawers ridge. You can check it out hereThe route at the moment is as is on the website, with the edit of finishing at the Ben Lawers Hotel instead of the car park. 
 
The proposed schedule is as follows:
 
09:15    Bus leaves Riccarton Campus
11:15   Arrive at Ben Lawyers Car Park
11:30   Start walking
18:00    Finish the walk
20:15    Arrive back in Edinburgh
 
(Sunset is at 18:30 for this time of year)
 
 
Weather for the area can be found here.
Week 11, Semester 2 2017/2018 Price: £3.50 Spaces: 9 Leaving: 24/03/2018 Returning: 24/03/2018
South Cairngorms Walk - Day Trip Sign-up by: 21/03/2018 18:30 GMT Signup open

Southern Cairngorms Walk, see here (https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/cairngorms/glas-maol.shtml)
A beautiful ring of 4 Munro's with astonishing views over Braemar and the surrounding hills. With a high-level start and little descent between the summits, which are arranged on a plateau, this is a straightforward round in good conditions for four Munros.

For weather see http://www.mwis.org.uk/scottish-forecast/EH/

For snow info see https://www.sais.gov.uk/southern-cairngorms/

For a list of equipment needed, see our winter kit list. As always if you need to borrow any gear, just let us know.