Thu 27th Feb - Sun 1st Mar, 2020
Roy Bridge winter meet
Please contact the meet leader or the club.
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Áite Cruinnichidh (pronounced: A-Chay Crin-nee-ca-hee), 1 Achluachrach, near Roy Bridge, PH31 4AW is a great location and is positioned to take best advantage of prevailing winter conditions as there is excellent walking, skiing and winter climbing options in all directions of the compass. The KMC last ran a meet from here over ten years ago but were regular returners, and it is still run by the same couple Gavin and Nicola who are very welcoming. At late notice, I have managed to acquire a dorm and rooms in this renowned bunkhouse. All bedding is supplied, there are good hot showers, a kitchen, and communal eating area and a good drying room. As an added bonus it also has a sauna for four people which costs about £1 an hour each.
This is for a long weekend – arriving on Thursday 27th February (the late evening is fine) to Sun 1st March (3 nights) so we get three good days out on the hill. There is an option to stay an extra night on Sunday for those who wish to. We can decide on this nearer the time but get in touch about this well in advance so we can make appropriate travel plans. We will car share to and from Scotland.
The bunk room which I enquired about was filled within 48 hours of me ‘testing the water’ with an email - the six KMC members staying have plans for both climbing and winter walking objectives. Since then we have filled three more spaces in the twins and doubles. At the time of writing on the 6th December there is just one space left out of the ten available.
If you are a registered KMC prospective member wishing to attend (assuming that you have winter experience and equipment) then make contact asap – address your email to me, Andy Stratford via email@example.com and I’ll see if we can accommodate.
Payment: 50% as a deposit – payable to me immediately upon your confirmation – and the remainder by January 27th. If you drop out, you will still need to pay in full unless or until another suitably experienced club member takes your spot and has paid in full.
Approximate driving times to winter climbing, skiing and walking venues:
Grey Corries – a few minutes
Aonach Mor Ski Area 15 min
Ben Nevis North face Car Park 15 min
Creag Meagaidh 20 min
Glen Nevis - for the northern Mamores, Stob Ban and Ring of Steall – 30 minutes
SOUTH AND WEST
Parking bay for Stob Corrie Nan Lochan Glencoe - 55 min
Parking bay for the Buchaille Etive Mor - 1 hr
NORTH and WEST to Cluanie Inn Gen Shiel 1 hr
EAST - Cairngorm Mountain ski centre car park - 1 hr 20 min
Different meets require varying levels of experience and fitness. Please speak to the meet organiser before the meet if you are concerned about any issues with regard to the meet or your ability to participate in the activities proposed. Contact details can be found on the Contact Us page.
If you are considering coming along to a club meet, please read the following:
"I accept that mountaineering, climbing and walking are activities with a risk of personal injury or death. I am aware of and shall accept these risks and wish to participate in these activities voluntarily and shall be responsible for my own actions and involvement."