Date(s) - 12/02/2022 - 19/02/2022
Thanks to everyone who showed their interest on Facebook for the Scottish Winter meet 2022. In order for us to secure accommodation for the meet and to show your commitment to coming, we will need a deposit first. Full payment for accommodation will be required by the end of December 2021.
We are hoping to secure accommodation at the Glen Nevis Hostel, which provide shared bunk rooms of 4-8 people.
There are two options below. One for experienced winter mountaineers/climbers that already have some Scottish winters under their belt, and one for new comers who would like some formal training before venturing into the hills for the first time.
We expect the accommodation to cost approximately £154 for the week. For those wanting formal training, there will of course be an additional cost. Exact prices will be confirmed once we have numbers and a separate training event will be created for signing up.
If you are new to all of this, you may need to invest in some new equipment to keep you safe in the mountains beforehand. So please bear this in mind before committing.
Minimum Kit List
- Waterproof shell (trousers & jacket)
- Mid layers, fleece ideal
- Base layers – top and bottom high wicking fabric (not cotton)
- Synthetic/down jacket (to keep you warm when not moving)
- Mountaineering boots (B1 or above/crampon compatible)
- Gloves (at least two pairs, if not more!)
- Hat (that can be worn under a helmet)
- Sunglasses/suncream (you never know)
- Rucksack suitable for walking/climbing (30-45 litres)
- Mountaineering or climbing axes
- Water bottle
- Survival bag
- Snow goggles
If you are confused about any of the jargon above, get in touch and we can give you some advice. SCC do have a small supply of ice axes and crampons, but they can also be hired locally – as can mountaineering boots!
Now, 10 reasons to come winter climbing…..
- Its super bad-ass! The sound of a well placed axe embedding itself into the ice, the satisfaction of clipping in to an ice screw, the sheer adventure of it all and the fact you will feel like a hero when you summit are just a few of the delights that await.
- Winter climbing rewards you with jaw dropping scenery.
- Good company. There are several experienced folk in SCC + plenty of time to get some training in before we go. There’s even some local dry tooling 😉
- Even the walking is epic! If you don’t fancy full blown ice climbing, come along for the amazing hiking. You will learn lots of skills and gain valuable experience which will help no matter what you get up to on the mountains.
- Probably the most rewarding beer/pub dinner you will have when you have burned 4000 calories on the mountain.
- No internet on the mountain… No Facebook, no emails – forget about the computer and enjoy life!
- Digging your own snowhole
- Brilliant excuse to go shopping… One can hire the necessary kit, or borrow, beg, steal… Check out UKC forums for 2nd hand tools, crampons etc for bargains.
- You will yearn for more
Broaden your horizons and sharpen your tools 🙂
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