The main activities are our monthly Club Sundays, when we meet up to climb a local hill, usually a Munro. The club also organises club weekends during the year.
Club members also meet up on an ad hoc basis throughout the year as well, to climb hills, go on runs or bike rides… Overseas trips include the Dolomites and the Alps, as well as treks to Mont Blanc and others.
Check out the Diary below to see what we get up to and our plans for 2018/2019.
We meet every month on Sundays throughout the year to climb a hill or mountain. There are occasional other outings too, like the traditional Xmas-New Year ‘turkey buster’ to get those Christmas calories out of your system! We normally decide a few days before on where to go, depending on the weather and if anyone has any particular preference using WhatsApp or Facebook.
Unlike some other clubs, for club outings we simply use our own cars, and share lifts and petrol costs. We find that is usually the cheapest option, and it also gives us the greatest flexibility. It means that we are not watching the time because a driver is waiting for us, and it suits people who need to come and go a different way or at different times.
We have five Club Weekends each year, normally in March, May, September, November and December (Xmas trip) to allow us to get further afield and enjoy each other’s company more. Favourite destinations are Skye and Torridon, but we have stayed at Braemar, Aultguish, Ullapool, Knoydart and other places. See the Diary for our planned weekend trips this year.
Christmas Dinner Trip
The night for relaxation and modest physical exertion! We arrange this for a Saturday in December so we can combine a walk with a dinner and maybe some dancing. See Diary below.
Our constitution demands that we have an AGM in early October. Occasionally difficult decisions are made, but it’s generally a time for discussing what we would like to do and where to go in the year ahead. Plus some chat and reminiscing. What more are AGM’s for?
|14-16 September 2018||Club Weekend||Beinn Eighe, Liathach, Beinn Alligin – Torridon|
|14-15 October 2018||Club Sunday||Aonachs, Grey Corries, Stob Ban|
|16-18 November 2018||Club Weekend||Creag Meagaidh, Easains, etc|
|15 December 2018||Xmas outing||Ben Lawers area – Killin Hote|
|20 January 2019||Club Sunday||Culter Fell near Biggar|
|24 February 2019||Club Sunday||Glen Nevis – Sgurr a Mhaim|
|15-17 March 2019||Club Weekend||Lochnagar and Mounth area, Braemar Hostel|
|14 or 29 April 2019||Club Sunday||Loch Ossian|
|17-19 May 2019||Club Weekend||Fannaichs – Aultguish Inn, Garve|
|23 June 2019||Club Sunday||Glen Etive|
|21 July 2019||Club Sunday||Ben Vorlich – Lochearn|
|25 August 2019||Club Sunday||TBA|
|13-15 September 2019||Club Weekend||Ullapool Hostel|