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Last updated: 15/04/17


Apr - Jun 2017 Jul - Sept 2017 Oct - Dec 2017 2018

                   The Cairngorm Club Calendar of Events

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

Apr - Jun 2017
15 Apr Sat Climbing - Legatston (sports) (James Hirst)
16 Apr Sun

An Socach (Derek Beverley) This minibus meet will allow an opportunity to explore and/or traverse some of the hills between Clunie Water and Glen Ey and/or an opportunity to visit one or both of the clubs afforestation projects at Altanour Lodge and/or The Piper's Wood in Glen Ey.

The President's Party will make for An Socach which at 944mtrs is a fine “wedge-shaped” mountain devoid of ski paraphernalia. It is a splendid viewpoint on a fine day and gives a good day out. It is hoped that favourable April conditions will prevail and we look forward to the sun on our face and the scrunch of snow underfoot. Many members are hoping that a glissade all the way to Altanour Lodge may be possible. If time permits the PP will make a short diversion to the Piper's Wood before meeting the minibus in Inverey.

Departure time on Sunday morning is 7.00am from St Margarets's. Return to bus at Inverey at 5pm and then to Braemar Golf Club (food and drinks not included in meet price) It is anticipated that return to Aberdeen will be around 8.30pm. Derek Beverley

18 Apr Tue Climbing - Clashrodney North (High Tide 18:56) (James Hirst)
25 Apr Tue Climbing - Hidden Inlet (Aberdeen) (Low Tide 19:33) (James Hirst)
27 Apr Thur Ben Tirran (Glen Clova) (9am; 44; R; Martin Duguid)
28 Apr Fri - Sun nights BMC Hut, Glenbrittle (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
2 May Tue Climbing - Meikle Partans (High Tide 19:21) (James Hirst)
6 May Sat Climbing - Dunkeld (James Hirst)
9 May Tue Climbing - North Doonies Yawn (Low Tide 19:33) (James Hirst)
14 May Sun Glen Lochay (Garry Wardrope) This meet to Glen Lochay, by Killin, is an opportunity to bag some fairly far-flung Corbetts and/or Munros on a day meet. The Presidents Party intend to ascend one of each in the guise of Beinn nan Oighreag and Meall Ghaordaidh. Other options are available with drop-off on route with the driver’s agreement. To enquire or book, contact Garry Wardrope
16 May Tue Climbing - Burn o'Vat (James Hirst)
19 May Fri Stonehaven Harbour at 10:30am with lunch a tthe Ship Inn, Shorehead at 12:30pm (Ruth Payne)
20 May Sat Climbing - Glen Clova (James Hirst)
23 May Tue Climbing - The Graip (Low Tide 18:18) (James Hirst)
25 May Thur Clais Fearnaigh (9am; 43; K; Malcolm Lamont)
25 May -
28 May
Thur - Sat Nights Muir Cottage Annual Work Weekend (Kees Witte)
30 May Tue Climbing North Glash (sports) (High Tide 18:04) (James Hirst)
2 Jun Fri & Sat nights Craignure Bunkhouse, Mull (Jim Bryce) A chance to visit the wonderful island of Mull and to stay at the Craignure Bunkhouse. There are a Munro, a Corbett and 7 Grahams available. To book, contact Jim Bryce
3 Jun Sat Climbing - Benny Beg (sports) Low Tide 15:55) (James Hirst)
6 Jun Tue Climbing - The Humpback (Low Tide 18:26) (James Hirst)
13 Jun Tue Climbing - Pass of Ballater (James Hirst)
17 Jun Sat Climbing - Garbh Coire (James Hirst)
17 Jun Sat Overnighter - Ben Nevis Area (Alex Barbour) This year's overnighter is heading to the Ben Nevis area and offers an opportunity to be one of the highest people in Britain, if only for a night, on the summit of Ben Nevis. If you want to avoid the crowds then a traverse of the Aonachs or the Grey Corries ridge are other options. Drop-off/pick-up points will be agreed with those attending with "the head of Glen Nevis", "the North Face car park" and "the Aonach Mor gondola station" all candidates. The minibus will depart Aberdeen at 10am on Saturday morning with the return journey departing 1pm Sunday There will be a stop for refreshents before arriving back in Aberdeen. To book, contact Alex Barbour
20 Jun Tue Climbing - Alan's Cliff (Low Tide 16:53) (James Hirst)
27 Jun Tue Climbing - Floors Craig (High Tide 16:56) (James Hirst)
29 Jun Thur Correen Hills (9am; 37; K; Bert Swinborn)

Jul - Sept 2017
1 Jul Sat Climbing - Arbroath Sea Cliffs (sports) (Low Tide 14:05) (James Hirst)
4 Jul Tue Climbing  - Clashrodney, Pink Slab & Cauesway (James Hirst)
9 Jul Sun Strathconnon (Garry Wardrope)
11 Jul Tue Climbing - Kirriehill (sports)  (James Hirst)
14 Jul Fri - Wed nights Helyg, Ogwen, North Wales (Jim Bryce)
15 Jul Sat Climbing - Lochnagar (James Hirst)
18 Jul Tue Climbing - Earnsheugh (High Tide 21.45) (James Hirst)
25 Jul Tue Climbing - Pass of Ballater (James Hirst)
27 Jul Thur Carn an Tuirc (9am; 43; K; James Friend)
1 Aug Tue Climbing - Hidden Inlet (North of Aberdeen) (High Tide 21 43) (James Hirst)
5 Aug Sat Climbing - Clachnaben (James Hirst)
5 Aug Sat Stuchd an Lochain (Garry Wardrope) To attend Garry's final Munro you are invited to attend this meet to this Perthshire Munro. Day travel arrangements will be finalised nearer the time but Sue Chalmers is organising accommodation at the Ochils Club hut in Crianlairich (see Yahoo and the Forum for more info or email Sue). It is intended to approach the Munro from a start point at Pubil, near Loch Lyon. There is the option to approach from the dam on Loch an Daimh, and co-ordinate arrival at the summit with the other group. Anyone staying overnight can help Garry celebrate in the Ben More Lodge in Crianlairich. More information etc from Garry Wardrope
8 Aug Tue Climbing - Luath Stones, Alford (Bouldering) (James Hirst)
15 Aug Tue Climbing - Study Head (High Tide 20:02) (James Hirst)
18 Aug Fri & Sat nights CIC Hut, Ben Nevis (Mark Peel)
19 Aug Sat Climbing - Northern Corries (James Hirst)
22 Aug Tue Climbing - Peel Slough (Low Tide 20:41) (James Hirst)
29 Aug Tue Climbing - Bolts Heugh (High Tide 19.35) (James Hirst)
31 Aug Thur Ben Newe and Glen Buchat (9am; 37; K; Lydia Thomson)
3 Sept Sun Cairngorm Traverse (Garry Wardrope)
2 Sept Sat Climbing - Redhythe Point/Logiehead (Low Tide 17:45) (James Hirst)
5 Sept Tue Climbing - Souter Head (Low Tide 19.46) (James Hirst)
12 Sept Tue Climbing- Details via email or the Facebook group (High Tide 18.33) (James Hirst)
16 Sept Sat Climbing - Huntly's Cave (James Hirst)
19 Sept Tue Climbing- Details via email or the Facebook group (Low Tide 19.42) (James Hirst)
22 Sept Fri - Sun nights Morvich Outdoor Centre, Kintail (Jim Bryce)
26 Sept Tue Climbing- Details via email or the Facebook group (High Tide 17.56) (James Hirst)
28 Sept Thur Bennachie, The Gordon Way (9am; 37 & 38; K; Marion White)

Oct - Dec 2017
1 Oct Sun Mount Keen (Garry Wardrope)
3 Oct Tue Indoor Climbing Season Begins (James Hirst)
10 Oct Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
13 Oct Fri & Sat nights Corran Bunkhouse (Mark Peel)
17 Oct Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
24 Oct Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
26 Oct Thur Coastal walk near Cullen (9am; 28 & 29; P; Evelyn Massie)
28 Oct Sat Glen Isla (Garry Wardrope)
31 Oct Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
7 Nov Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
10 Nov Fri & Sat nights Bearnock Country Centre, near Cannich (Sue Chalmers)
14 Nov Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
15 Nov Wed AGM (Ken Thomson)
21 Nov Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
24 Nov Fri Dinner - Venue TBC (Benn Hitchen)
28 Nov Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
30 Nov Thur Tap o'Noth (9am; 37; K; Judy Middleton)
1 Dec Fri & Sat nights

Inverardran Cottage, Crianlarich. (Sue Chalmers) A visit to the Ochil Mountaineering Cottage at Crianlarich from where there are many options in a fine mountainous area with 20 Munros and nearly as many Corbetts, or if you fancy a weekend away with some low-level walking there is the West Highland Way which passes close by. To book, contact Sue Chalmers.

5 Dec Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
10 Dec Sun Tap o'Noth (Garry Wardrope)
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)

9 Jan Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
16 Jan Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)
23 Jan Tue Indoor Climbing (James Hirst)