Karn House Winter Hut Meet - including Winter Training Course
Thu 18th Jan - Sun 21st Jan, 2018
Please contact the meet leader or the club.
Thurs 18th Jan to Sun 21st Jan 2018.
This 3-night meet will not only be for experienced winter mountaineers/climbers, it will also include formal winter mountaineering training for those aspiring to dip their toes into the wonders of winter for the first time, or maybe broaden their pre-existing winter experience/skills.
Karn House is the FRCC's newest hut - see http://www.frcc.co.uk/venues/karn-house/ for further details. As a Kindred Club, we’re fortunate to have been able to book 13 places across a mix of male/female/mixed dorms. The 2017 hut fees were £9pppn and we’ve not been informed of any increase for 2018.
Aviemore lies at the foot of the Cairngorms with easy access to the Northern Corries. For the more adventurous and those seeking to escape the crowds, the Loch Avon Basin may suit better. For those willing to drive about an hour, Creag Meagaidh is available. With all these premiere winter climbing destinations so close, what more could you want? And if climbing isn't your thing, there’s plenty of skiing (downhill and touring), mountaineering and stunning walking. Finally, there's the gear shops and cafes of Aviemore, oh yeah, plenty of pubs too..!! I can highly recommend the local Cairngorm brewery real ales..!!
Provisionally 4 spaces are reserved for those on the training course, leaving 9 spaces for those who aren’t. The balance may change a little depending on who signs up for what.
To reserve your place in the hut (training or not) please contact the meet leader - Steve Graham (see handbook for contact details).
If in addition you want to sign-up for the training, please also contact Steve Graham, who is coordinating this. More details of the training have been distributed to the membership via email. Septembers newsletter will also include details.
The meet (incl training) is open to full and associate members only (in the first instance).
When signing up to the meet, you may like to indicate what your aspirations are for the weekend. Conditions permitting, there will be a number of members aiming to climb winter routes at a high level – this does require prior experience. Please do bear in mind, particularly if you're new to the club or to the winter environment, that an assumption of you joining in at this level might lead to disappointment. Instead, why not first have a friendly chat with the meet leader to discuss your aspirations and what you can hope to get out of the meet. As ever, you should remember the participation statement applies (http://www.karabiner.org/meets/) and acknowledge that you are ultimately responsible for your own actions and involvement.
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.