Our organised events for the year ahead.
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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
Club Curry Night
The Dhabba, Merchant City at 7:30
LMC Burns Night
January 23rd in Wintergills
A new hut added to the LSCC 'portfolio'. Ronnan Cottage is situated on Loch Ewe, 7 miles North of Poolewe in Aultbea village on the coast road between the Aultbea Hotel and the village shop. The Aultbea Post Office is attached to the Cottage. OS Grid Ref. NG 873891 8 spaces but there is camping near by if you want to test out any of your winter camping gear. £8pppn
15th, 16th Feb Lagangarbh
The picturesque white SMC hut at the foot of the Bauchaille. Only two hours drive from Glasgow, Lagangarbh is a spacious hut with great options right outside your front door.
15th, 16th March Mill Cottage
Mill Cottage is a large spacious hut with many individual beds, two showers and good facilities. The hut is located south of Aviemore, just outside Feshiebridge, very handy for all Cairngorm options. It's within walking distance to the Suey Hotel if you fancy a pint..
OS Sheet 35; 1: 50,000, Kingussie, grid ref: 847047. If you have not been before I recommend reading the detailed directions on the mcofs website: http://www.mcofs.org.uk/huts-millcottage.asp
12th 13th April Blackrock Cottage, Glen Coe
Blackrock Cottage, lies at the foot of Meall a’ Bhuird, next to the Glen Coe ski centre. Post code PH49 4HZ. OS map 41, GR NN268530.