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PLEASE NOTE: We will take heed of the weather on the day - if conditions are too wild for summiting this particular Munro we will either choose another Munro in the location or do a lower level walk instead. Either way, a walk will take place and the event will not be cancelled. After a chilled out breakfast at our usual friendly venue, the Tartan Pig, we will car share over to Lochnagar (from Glen Muick) to attempt an ascent of this spectacular Munro - don't forget your camera! Munro: Lochnagar According to Walkhighlands: Dark Lochnagar with its magnificent northern corrie is the highest, most popular and much the finest mountain of the Mounth - or perhaps even of the Cairngorms as a whole. Credit: Walkhighlands.co.uk The walk is approximately 12 miles in distance and takes around 6-7 hours to complete. Again, not far from Aberdeen (about an hour and a half away by car). All events hosted by this group are FREE. You just cover your own expenses. It is customary to offer the driver a few pounds to cover the cost of fuel and any parking charges. Remember to bring bags of enthusiasm for a great event! Kit list: • Spending money • Small backpack • Walking boots or approach shoes • Water bottles – 2 litres • Snacks • Packed lunch • Torch (head torches are best) • Camera/film/memory card • Spare batteries for camera/torch and any other device • Waterproof Jacket and trousers • Fleece • Warm jumper • Warm hat or balaclava that can be rolled up into a hat • Gloves • Hiking trousers • Sunglasses • Sun hat /peaked hats/bandanas for keeping the sun off • Pickled onions • Sun block • Any medication that you require
Sir Chris Bonington – Life & Times Presented by Speakers from the Edge Sir Chris Bonington is Britain's best known mountaineer and one of the most successful expedition leaders in history. He began climbing at the age of 16 and has undertaken 19 Himalayan expeditions, including four to Everest. He is renowned for having made many first ascents in the Alps and all the greater ranges of the world. Sir Chris was the first mountaineer on the lecture circuit and, this autumn, he will present his “Life & Times”, covering his sixty years spent in the mountains. With original images and raw footage, this is a rare opportunity to hear about some of the greatest expeditions of the twentieth century. Book your tickets below via the link below. Copy and paste it into your browser. https://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/whats-on/spoken-word/sir-chris-bonington-life-and-times-presented-by-speakers-from-the-edge/2211/#details
Hiking, Whisky drinking, sightseeing, Whisky, haggis, dancing, Whisky, skiing (hopefully!) - who's in? The accommodation is likely to work out to about £[masked] per person (£20-28 per night), and a food kitty will be approx £50 on top of that. Excludes Whisky fund. The plan: Schehallion, Ben Vrackie, Glen Lyon Munros, Drumochter Munros, Hogmanay in Aberfeldy with torchlit procession (if happening this year, they are still fundraising), New Year's Day in Pitlochry and Black Spout Wood bimble, optional skiing in Aviemore (all weather dependent). Important information: the last 2 miles to the cottage are not gritted, bring snow chains or park your cars there and walk in.