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Club Trips and Events => Climbing Trips => Topic started by: Dave on October 21, 2013, 02:47:51 PM

Title: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: Dave on October 21, 2013, 02:47:51 PM
Thought i'd get ball rolling early this year so can book up accomodation in advance.
Anyone interested in a week in the snow possibly cairngorm again.
What will be included this year.
Wind
Snow
Fear of avalanches
Benightment
Cake
Whisky(for those that way inclined)
Jimmy saville jokes....
 
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: Novelty Matt on October 21, 2013, 02:59:59 PM
I have some questions:

How experienced do I need to be?
Will I die?
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: Windle on October 21, 2013, 03:07:16 PM
I'll probably be up for this, it's been a while since i was simultaneously cold, tired, scared and miserable.

How experienced do I need to be?

You'll need to have at least some winter knowledge, i don't know about Dave but i definitely don't know enough to look after someone newer than me to this whole winter thing.


Will I die?

probably
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: Mr. Crabb on October 21, 2013, 03:22:58 PM
Exams finish in January on the 31st so reading week runs from 3/2 to the 10/2. So that that is when I am free.
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: Dave on October 21, 2013, 03:46:48 PM
Si was our responsible adult last year he can look after novelty.

We could spend first day pushing novelty down hills to see if he can do ice axe arrests?

Could coincide a training course for first weekend of the week.
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: RichardN on October 21, 2013, 04:46:11 PM

Will I die?


Hope springs eternal.
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: Windle on October 21, 2013, 05:00:47 PM
Could coincide a training course for first weekend of the week.
that sounds sensible, then we can bully everyone into coming. :D
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: Notsi on October 21, 2013, 05:26:03 PM
I am the responsible one???? 

I think it is important to have done winter skills in Wales or Scotland, if a large number of people are interested then a winter skills course could be organised as part of Scotland trip.  As navigation and moving in difficult conditions is important in Scottish wind and whiteouts.

If a number of experienced people are going and there are only one or two inexperienced people i am sure we can make arrangements.
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: Mr. Crabb on October 26, 2013, 05:50:55 PM
The place where me, James Baz and Twindle last year was really good and it was a very good price!


The place is Cairngorm Christian Centre:


http://cairngormschristiancentre.co.uk/ (http://cairngormschristiancentre.co.uk/)
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: Chris K on October 28, 2013, 02:15:59 PM
The place where me, James Baz and Twindle last year was really good and it was a very good price!


The place is Cairngorm Christian Centre:


http://cairngormschristiancentre.co.uk/ (http://cairngormschristiancentre.co.uk/)
That place looks like its populated with Mentals.



I could be possibly interested, time dependant.
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: Windle on October 28, 2013, 04:39:28 PM
I'm currently reading touching the void. It's rapidly convincing me that i should abandon this whole winter idea and take up knitting instead.
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: Weeman on October 28, 2013, 05:27:53 PM
You clearly haven't read 'The Perils of Knitting'. Really eye opening.
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: Windle on October 29, 2013, 11:48:16 AM
hmm, there's also the risk of stabbing my self with a knitting needle. Maybe chess? chess seems safe...
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: Fat Alan on October 29, 2013, 12:12:26 PM
hmm, there's also the risk of stabbing my self with a knitting needle. Maybe chess? chess seems safe...
nope, chess leads to drunkeness.. fact
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: Dave on October 29, 2013, 12:42:09 PM
Touching the void gave me the opposite I quite want to go play in the mountains. Maybe I missed the message.
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: nick on October 29, 2013, 08:52:40 PM
dave... read a few more of his books, I loved them when I read them but suddenly realised after you couldn't go more than a few pages without another of his friends dying!

If any of you young folk have/want any experience ski touring/ski mountaineering then there's a few of us who might be silly enough to go with you too.  Doesn't seem right to me walking down when there is snow on the ground!
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: Gnomals on October 31, 2013, 12:05:35 PM
I have an ice axe for sale if anyone needs one.... :D
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: Windle on October 31, 2013, 04:06:56 PM
just thought, we need to make sure scotland doesn't clash with this:

https://www.facebook.com/events/205180606315237/?notif_t=plan_edited
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: jessc on January 28, 2014, 09:32:12 PM
Hey, are you guys still going? I'm a bit slow on the uptake but planning on going winter climbing with my brother this year, though maybe norway as it might be cheaper (long story)......
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: Windle on February 11, 2014, 11:16:50 AM
it is indeed, me, dave and cox are going up next week
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: Ali* on February 11, 2014, 11:50:22 PM
it is indeed, me, dave and cox are going up next week

do you know where your staying yet??
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: Dave on February 12, 2014, 08:45:06 PM
Yes we have, you fancy coming or something Ali?
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: Ali* on February 13, 2014, 01:18:35 AM
Not coming climbing, but Kirsty and I will be visiting you :D  Can we crash for a night please :-)
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: Dave on February 13, 2014, 07:25:58 AM
If you ask the hostel and they have space. We are staying at cairngorm christian centre for the week. Just to check you know it is 15th-22nd February we are going.
Title: Re: USMC Scotland Trip Jan/Feb 2014
Post by: Ali* on February 13, 2014, 10:16:30 AM
Awesome, i'll have a chat to Kirsty and see when we can come a visiting :-)  Yes we are heading up on Saturday / Sunday!  It's the only time off we could get off together :-)  Going to be chilly!