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.
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.
|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.
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 here. The 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)