Thu 13th Jan - Sun 16th Jan, 2022

FULL - KMC Cairngorms Winter Meet

Steve Graham

Andy Stratford

Steve Graham

*** UPDATE 17th November ****

The meet is currently full (and oversubscribed!) so no further bookings are being taken


This 3-night meet will not only be for experienced winter mountaineers/climbers, it also includes formal winter mountaineering training.

Due to booking restrictions imposed by the FRCC due to COVID our normal complement of spaces is significantly reduced (although this may change if FRCC change their self-imposed booking restrictions.)

Hut fees used to be £9pppn for Kindred club members, but normal fees are not in operation due to the reduced capacities – as soon as we know we’ll publish the correct fee.

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.

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 and find out what options could be on offer, please also contact Steve Graham, who is coordinating this.

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 several members aiming to climb winter routes at a higher 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 ( and acknowledge that you are ultimately responsible for your own actions and involvement.

Andy Stratford

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