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Last updated: 11/12/17

 

Oct - Dec 2017 Jan - Mar 2018 Apr - Jun 2018 Jul - Dec 2018

                   
                   The Cairngorm Club Calendar of Events

Day Meets Climbing Meets Indoor/Social Meets
Weekend Meets Mid-Week Walks Other

Oct - Dec 2017
12 Dec Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
19 Dec Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
28 Dec Thur Invercauld to Balmoral (9am; 43 & 44; K; Kees Witte)

Jan - Mar 2018
7 Jan Sun Lochnagar (Garry Wardrope) Our annual outing of the new year to Glen Muick where the president's party will ascend Lochnagar. There are many alternatives including the other Glen Muick Munros, Corbetts, walking back to Ballater or simply a walk around the loch itself. Afterwards we will return to the Burnett Arms for High Tea. The coach will depart St. Margaret's at 7am. Cost of the bus £15, High Tea £14.25. To book, contact Garry Wardrope
9 Jan Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
10 Jan Wed Indoor Meet - Members Night. 7.30pm at The Sportsman's Club, 11 Queens Road, Aberdeen (Sue Chalmers)
16 Jan Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
23 Jan Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
25 Jan Thur Kinellar and Tyrebagger (Marion White)
26 Jan Fri & Sat nights Muir Cottage, Burns Supper (Judy & Robbie Middleton) Celebrate Scotland’s Bard Robert Burns with some traditional Scottish food, drink and possibly some traditional music. Over the weekend you could also tackle some Munros, Corbetts, skiing or ski touring as well as your haggis, neeps and tatties. To book, contact Judy & Robbie Middleton
30 Jan Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
2 Feb Fri Lunch and Dander - Meet at Crathes Castle Car Park at 10:30am with lunch at Milton of Crathes at 12:30.
6 Feb Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
7 Feb Wed Indoor Meet - Gillian Fowler, The Backstrong Trust. 7.30pm at The Sportsman's Club, 11 Queens Road, Aberdeen (Ivan Hiscox)
10 Feb Sat Ben Vorlich & Stuc a'Chroin (Garry Wardrope) This minibus meet is a trip to Loch Earn in Perthshire where the President’s Party will firstly ascend Ben Vorlich from where the short descent and ascent of Stuc a’Chroin can be made. Other options include only doing Ben Vorlich or perhaps a walk up Glen Ogle via the old railway line and back. To book, contact Garry Wardrope
13 Feb Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
16 Feb Fri & Sat nights Climbers Club, Riasg, Roy Bridge. (Jim Bryce) Riasg (‘The Boggy Place’) is situated in the village of Roybridge, on the A86 about 20km from Fort William. It is in an excellent location for Ben Nevis and the major climbing centres of the west coast of Scotland. Glen Coe is 35 minutes drive and even Skye and the Cairngorms are accessible from here. To book, contact Jim Bryce. Winter Skills training available at this meet, contact Garry Wardrope.
20 Feb Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
22 Feb Thur Seaton Cliffs & Auchmithie, Arbroath (Fiona Lyall)
27 Feb Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
6 Mar Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
7 Mar Wed Indoor Meet - Ruth Payne, Travels from 2017. 7.30pm at The Sportsman's Club, 11 Queens Road, Aberdeen
9 Mar Fri & Sat nights Glassie Bunkhouse, near Aberfeldy. (Sue Chalmers) This weekend meet is to an area not often visited by the Club. Nearby there are Munros including those around Ben Lawers and in Glen Lyon. There are also several Corbetts and Grahams locally, along with many low-level walking and cycling options. To book, contact Sue Chalmers
13 Mar Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
17 Mar Sat Snowholing Overnighter - Northern Corries (Izy Kirkaldy) Becoming a regular winter meet we plan to overnight somewhere high in the Cairngorm Mountains, possibly in the Northern Corries, exactly where will depend on the snow. This is a car meet with departure time and location agreed by those attending, To book or register an interest, contact Izy Kirkaldy
20 Mar Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
27 Mar Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
29 Mar Thur Braes and Woods of Gight (Brian Davey)
30 Mar Fri - Sun Nights Great Glen Hostel, Loch Lochy (Jim Bryce) With plenty of walking, high & low level, cycling and even canoeing nearby a great location giving many options. Indeed the Hostel claims 59 Munros are within a 20 mile radius!! To book, contact (Jim Bryce)

Apr - Jun 2018
3 Apr Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
10 Apr Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
17 Apr Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
22 Apr Sun Deeside (TBC) (Derek Beverley)
24 Apr Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
26 Apr Thur Ben Tirran (Martin Duguid)
1 May Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
4 May Fri - Sun Nights Sail Mhor Croft, Dundonnell (Marj Ewan) Situated at the foot of the famous An Teallach and close to the Fisherfields and Fannichs there are numerous Munros and Corbetts in the immediate area. Also for climbers there is access to a wide range of inland or coastal crags. To book, contact Marj Ewan
8 May Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
15 May Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
19 May Sat Angels Peak (Garry Wardrope)
22 May Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
29 May Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
31 May Thur Ballochbuie (Ian Murray)
5 Jun Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
8 Jun Fri & Sat nights SMC Ling Hut, Torridon (Mark Peel) This weekend gives a fantastic chance to experience the Torridon area. With all of the Torridon Munros and Corbetts on the front doorstep and the north Achnashellach hills a short dander from the back door, you will be spoilt for choice. To book, contact Mark Peel
12 Jun Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
19 Jun Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
23 Jun Sat - Sun Overnighter - Knoydart (Ivan Hiscox) A night in the hills of Knoydart is on offer this mid-summer. Details are not finalized at present but more information will be sent out by email and will appear on the forum nearer the time. To book contact Ivan Hiscox
26 Jun Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
28 Jun Thur Ailnack Gorge (Malcolm Lamont)

Jul - Dec 2018
3 Jul Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
10 Jul Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
13 Jul Fri & Sat nights Strawberry Cottage, Glen Affric (Marj Ewan) The remote An Teallach Mountaineering Club hut has been booked for the Club once again. Come and savour the remoteness of the mountains of Glen Affric, 5 miles from a tarred road. Munros, Corbetts and low-level walking from the door. To book, contact Marj Ewan
17 Jul Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
24 Jul Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
26 Jul Thur Monelpie Moss and Loch Muick (Malcolm Lamont)
28 Jul Sat Ben Lawers (Garry Wardrope)
31 Jul Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
7 Aug Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
14 Aug Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
17 Aug Fri & Sat nights Blackrock Cottage, Glencoe (Joyce Ritchie) The Ladies Scottish Climbing Club hut appears in lots of calendar photos nestling under the Buachaille and is handy for the many Munros and Corbetts nearby as well as climbing on some classic routes. To book, contact Joyce Ritchie
21 Aug Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
28 Aug Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
30 Aug Thur Corrie Fee and Mayar (Lydia Thomson)
2 Sept Sun Cairngorm Traverse (David Brown) The coach will depart from St Margaret’s School for Glenmore at 7am. Various options include Ben Macdhui and Beinn Mheadhoin or a visit to Loch Avon and the Shelter Stone. Return to coach at Linn of Dee by 6.30pm. To book, contact David Brown
4 Sept Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
11 Sept Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
18 Sept Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
21 Sept Fri - Sun Nights Glenbrittle BMC Memorial Hut, Skye (Sue Chalmers) This meet offers as much walking and climbing as you can possibly pack into a weekend. Walk or climb on the Black Cuillin, the Red Cuillin or the sea cliffs. Take your pick, there’s so much to choose from. Set in Glen Brittle the BMC Hut is in an ideal location, and you can set off for many of the Black Cuillin summits from paths leading almost from the door. To book, contact Sue Chalmers
25 Sept Tue Outdoor Climbing (James Hirst)
27 Sept Thur Craig Leek and Glen Feardar (Ken Thomson)
30 Sept Sun Gairnside (Garry Wardrope)
2 Oct Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
9 Oct Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
12 Oct Fri & Sat nights Naismith Hut, Elphin (Colin Brown) The Club have the sole use of the excellent Hut in Elphin in North West Scotland for this Meet. There are a multitude of Munros and Corbetts in the vicinity, and for the climbers there is great climbing at Sheigra, Laxford Bridge, Storr, Sandwood Bay, Reiff and many more. Mountain routes on Stac Pollaidh and Foinaven are also nearby. To book, contact Colin Brown
16 Oct Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
23 Oct Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
25 Oct Thur Coreen Hills (Bert Swinborn)
28 Oct Sun Invercauld (Derek Beverley)
30 Oct Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
6 Nov Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
9 Nov Fri & Sat nights TBC (Jim Bryce)
13 Nov Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
20 Nov Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
23 Nov Fri Annual Dinner (Marj Ewan)
25 Nov Sun Glen Muick - Clova (Ivan Hiscox)
27 Nov Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
29 Nov Thur Kincardine O'Neil to Aboyne (Donald Thomas)
4 Dec Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
7 Dec Fri & Sat nights TBC (Jim Bryce)
11 Dec Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
16 Dec Sun Strathbogie (Ken Thomson)
18 Dec Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
27 Dec Thur Crathes Castle Policies (Kees Witte)