Our organised events for the year ahead.
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Trés handy for the Etive slabs and all Glen Coe options. Nice camping too. Poss BBQ if autumn is nice to us this year.
OS Grid Ref: NN158 507 Map: L/R 41 Situated 7 miles from the junction of the A82 road and 1 km beyond Dalness ("The Big House")
The custodian emailed me to say "Despite what it says on hut info sheet I cannot guarantee there will be lots of good dry firewood there, it disappears fast so I suggest you take some if possible".
10 spaces £6 pppn
Ellis Brighams Event
AN EVENING WITH ALAN HINKES OBE
The first and only Briton to climb all 14 of the world’s highest mountains.
This autumn, join Fjӓllrӓven and Ellis Brigham for a series of adventure-filled talks from renowned mountaineer, Alan Hinkes OBE.
An outdoor icon, Alan is the first and only Briton to climb all 14 of the world’s 8000m mountains – a feat achieved by fewer people than have stood on the moon! Boasting an extraordinary mountaineering track record, Alan’s frank and humorous accounts make any of his talks a must-see for keen outdoor-enthusiasts.
The talks in this series will cover many of his best-known expeditions including his numerous trips climbing in the Himalayas (as portrayed in his recent book ‘8000 Metres: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains’).
As well as personal accounts about his career climbing in the Himalayas, what drove him to climb all 14 ‘8000ers’ and the challenges he faced, Alan will also touch upon his other passions. These include the UK’s hills and mountains, real ale and photography. Alan is a fountain of outdoor knowledge and these talks will be a don’t-miss event for any lover of walking, mountaineering, climbing or travel.
Will be again taking place on Saturday 10 November at the Bridge of Orchy Hotel. The cost per person for dinner and ceilidh is £30 per person and accommodation is available at £80 for a single and £90 for a twin or double.
Last year was a fabulous night so if you would like to come along this year please do the following:
Visit the LMC Facebook group for detailed instructions on payment and booking a place,
Contact the LMC email to request information on how to be included.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Those icons of British mountaineering, Doug Scott and Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre (7285m) in the Karakoram in 1977. Their climb extended the boundaries of what had been achieved before at that altitude - but it was the subsequent descent from the summit in the dark, turning a catalogue of disasters into an epic. The Ogre wasn't to be climbed again for another twenty four years.
The story of this expedition has since entered mountaineering folklore as one of the most dramatic stories of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds recounted in Doug's famously laconic and humorous style. The talk has been refreshed with the aid of newly discovered photographs and material from diaries from other members of the team - Chris Bonington, Nick Estcourt and Clive Rowland - plus cine film and audio tapes recently discovered in an attic and made by the late Mo Anthoine on the expedition.
Proceeds from the evening - including a sale of Nepalese goods and cards throughout the evening, and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints after the talk - will support the work of the UK charity, Community Action Nepal. CAN (canepal.org.uk) was funded by Doug in 1995 to help some of the poorest and most remote communities in Nepal help themselves. He will provide the audience with an update on all work carried out since the 2015 earthquakes - mainly rural health posts, schools, hostels and porter rescue shelters - and include new projects taken on at the request of neighbouring communities during his visit in Spring 2018.
Doug will also be signing posters and copies of his award winning autobiography, Up and About and his latest book, The Ogre - Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent.
Community Action Nepal is very grateful to Inverkeithing & Dalgety Bay Rotary Club for organising this event.
Tickets: £15/£13 Concessions (e.g. Group of 10+, U18, Student, 65+
Tickets available from: Vicky Gorn T: 07753 662545
or online: Eventbrite - agency fees apply
Time: 7:00 pm
It's remote. The approach is 1hr, 30 min walk in, but it's all on the flat with a decent path. The hut gives access to loads of remote Munros/Corbetts that many folk don't normally get around to.
The remoteness of the hut gives it a great 'getting away from it all' feeling. It has a big log burning stove (wood supplied).
You can drive quite close to the hut but I'm not sure I'd take my car along the track, however, apparently it is doable: here’s the blurb from the website:
Access: By public road from Cannich to E end of Loch Affric, then five miles of rough track. Track is motorable with care for street cars, although 4x4s are better.
Important: access is strictly for two vehicles only; if the two vehicle rule is broken then the concession to use the track may be lost. Parking within 200 yards of hut
Map: 25 Glen Carron, Grid Ref: 132207 . Fot more info: http://atmc.org.uk/
10 spaces £6.50 pppn