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A very warm welcome to all our new members! Hope you're all ready for a busy year ahead in the great Scottish outdoors. This is a child and dog friendly club (on suitable walks/climbs). Dogs must be kept under control by owners and kept on leash where applicable.

Please take a moment to read the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, the short cut is on the left side of this page

PLEASE READ RSVP ETIQUETTE AND CLUB GUIDELINES on the "Pages" tab above. ( https://www.meetup.com/The-Glasgow-Walking-and-Hillwalking-Club/about/ ).

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Organisers
Organisers are volunteers who give up their own time to act as a contact point. Organisers do not accept responsibility for others or for instructing them. These are NOT guided walks run by qualified instructors.
Organiser, he or she is only helping by sharing his or her experience, and may not be qualified or regarded as a 'technical expert' in any way. Any less-experienced members of the club accompanying this more-experienced member must be aware that they take any advice on this basis, and that the onus of responsibility for deciding whether or not to rely on any such advice lies with the less-experienced member.

Venues
Organisers will provide a meeting place, a time, and a description of the route based on local knowledge and experience. Often a reference is made to “walk highlands” or other web sites where more detailed descriptions are available. Please pay particular attention to the "Grade" of walk, C (least strenuous) to A (most difficult).

Donations
As of late 2015, it is no longer a pre-requisite that members be requested to pay for walks. All donations made to the club shall be voluntary and should be handed to any of the organisers.

Cancellation/Changes

Walks may be cancelled or changed due to weather or other factors. Members should check walk details before departure .

Responsibility/liability
Members attend at their own risk, and are responsible for their own decisions and safety. Members should adopt the policy of “self reliance”.
Medical conditions, fitness level, weather conditions, ground conditions can all impact on members’ ability and stamina. Know your limitations!
It is important to come properly equipped and we follow the Mountaineering Council of Scotland's equipment recommendations, which, can be read on this link (LINK CLICK HERE (http://www.mcofs.org.uk/clothingandequipment.asp))

Climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement."

New/Inexperienced members
As a club we encourage members to participate in suitable walks. If unsure about suitability, simply contact the organiser for advice.
Organisers and other experienced walkers are generally happy to assist new/inexperienced walkers when time and conditions permit, but do not take this for granted.

Fun and Safety
This club is about having fun while enjoying walks. Members enjoy each others company while achieving their goals, whether it is a Munro or a coastal walk. But please do not underestimate Scottish weather or conditions. If conditions deteriorate, stay as a group, work as a group, and come home safely with a smile.

Winter Walks
Walking in winter conditions is deemed to be “mountaineering”. Please read all the above again and ensure you are prepared. Winter walks can also be the most rewarding.

Getting the Most
We encourage our members to join The Mountaineering Council of Scotland who provide a range of instruction for mountaineering, hill walking and safety, to help you get even more from your chosen mountain activity. Membership has many additional benefits.

NB. Any accident, injury or illness contracted on any of the walks or at social events to persons or animals is not the responsibility of The Glasgow Walking and Hillwalking Club. Please make sure that you are adequately prepared and dressed for the walks or climbs. If you are unsure about your level of fitness, please check with your GP before coming on the walks.

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Fisherfield Torridon part 2

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Day4 Tuesday start 9am Beinn a'Mhuinidh from Incheril car park Kinlochwe, 11k 900m ascent 5 hours

  • [ ] Day5 start at 1pm Beinn a' Chearcaill, from Loch Maree 12.5 k 700m ascent 5hours. Start: 57°39'19.4"N 5°24'59.4"W https://goo.gl/maps/a2fPcZaN4hZQWXwm6 standard WH route https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/torridon/beinn-a-chearcaill.shtml
  • [ ] Day6 Baosbheinn and Beinn an Eoin 2 corbetts from Near Gairloch , link the WH route 21k 1700m ascent 8hours. Can use bike for about 3k but Sunny is going to walk it. Ref: Beinn an Eoi (C) Torridon WH route 20k 6-7hrs 900m: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/torridon/beinn-an-eoin.shtml Baosbheinn (C) near Gairloch Torridon WH ROUTE 23k 8-9hrs 1190m: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/torridon/baosbheinn.shtml

The rest of hills around torridon applecross and Monar will be updated nearer the time.
Members attend at their own risk, and are responsible for their own decisions and safety. Members should adopt the policy of “self reliance”.
Medical conditions, fitness level, weather conditions, ground conditions can all impact on members’ ability and stamina. Know your limitations!
It is important to come properly equipped and we follow the Mountaineering Council of Scotland's equipment recommendations, which, can be read on this link (LINK CLICK HERE (http://www.mcofs.org.uk/clothingandequipment.asp))

Climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement."

Cancellation/Changes

Walks may be cancelled or changed due to weather or other factors. Members should check walk details before departure .

Beinn Dearg Mòr and Beinn Dearg Bheag from Gruinard bike/walk, Grade A

Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June
Beinn Dearg Mòr and Beinn Dearg Bheag from Gruinard bike/walk, Grade A,
Departing from Gruinard Bay parking
Organiser: Nav Ref

Google maps link to start point: https://goo.gl/maps/iHousJvaPm8KHh846

*** This trip will only go ahead if conditions are dry, I will confirm on Tuesday 31 May ***

This trip can be combined with the Fisherfields trip on 4 and 5 June https://www.meetup.com/The-Glasgow-Walking-and-Hillwalking-Club/events/284766700/

Please note if joining Beinn Dearg Mòr and Beinn Dearg Bheag only, you will need to find your own way out after the end of the walk on Friday 3 June. This is on good paths and track that we will all bike/walk in together

You can come by foot only but this will take longer and also the leader will be going by bike

Following this route: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/ullapool/beinn-deargs-fisherfield.shtml
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Detailed itinerary

Thursday 2 June
Bike and walk to wild camp beyond private bothy Loch na Sealga 2hrs15mins 224m ascent 13.1km

  • Biking: 1 mile bike along the road from the parking area to the start of the track, 8.2km on a good track, 153mm ascent, some ford crossings, advisable to bring rock shoes or crocs. Leave bikes at end of the track, 45 mins - 1hr
  • Walk from Loch na Sealga to wild camp beyond private bothy at NH052801, 100m ascent 7km 1hr30mins
  • Setup base camp & camp overnight. We will not necessarily camp by Shenavall bothy

Friday 3 June
Beinn Dearg Mòr and Beinn Dearg Bheag, 1000km ascent 9km 4-5 hours

  • Back to base camp
  • Walk & bike out yourself 2hrs30mins 13.1km, 100m ascent. Total time 7-8 hours

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Essential experience: This is a very strenuous itinerary that is suitable for people with previous walking experience of strenuous Grade A or A+ walks, carrying your own camping gear. Participants must be hill fit, have good general fitness and the endurance.

Pace: Anyone is welcome on this walk who feels they are able to complete it. The pace is set by the group where everyone can go at their own pace, conditions allowing (I may need to group everyone together if necessary). I will always keep members at the back in sight and normally re-group the team at the tops of each hill, ensuring sufficient rest for everyone. There may be some waiting at tops for very fast walkers.

Please consider your participation carefully, by signing up to join this walk you are indicating your expectation you will be able to complete it in a range of circumstances (e.g. bad weather). Exhaustion increases the risk of injury and it may not always be appropriate for you to leave the group part way through the walk unless you are an experienced navigator. It can be disappointing for other participants if an event if it is cut short.

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Walk route is subject to change at the walk organiser’s discretion with input from participants.

This trip is subject to Scottish government coronavirus restrictions and if these change we may need to reduce the number of attendees or cancel it. Please do not attend if you have coronavirus symptoms.

Please read the 'Read More About Us' section on the homepage before signing up for this walk. You will be required to give details relating to emergency contact no and any relevant medical conditions prior to the walk. This can be done via email within two days of walk or at the start of walk itself. Such details will be returned or destroyed by organiser after walk, in line with data protection regulations.

Participation Statement: The G.W.H.C recognises that climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.

Fisherfields including high camp, Grade A+

Needs a location

Friday 3 to Sunday 5 June
Fisherfields including high camp, Grade A+
Departing from: joining the group at base camp at NH052801 on Friday 3 June early evening parking at Gruinard Bay. Walk departs early on Saturday 5 June
Organiser: Nav Ref

Google maps link to parking: https://goo.gl/maps/iHousJvaPm8KHh846

*** This trip will only go ahead if conditions are dry, I will confirm on Tuesday 31 May

This trip can be combined with the Beinn Dearg Mòr and Beinn Dearg Bheag trip on 2 and 3 June https://www.meetup.com/The-Glasgow-Walking-and-Hillwalking-Club/events/284704520/

Please note if joining Fisherfields trip only, you will need to find your own way to join the group. This is on good paths and track

You can come by foot only but this will take longer and also the leader will be going out bike on Sunday

Following this route: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/ullapool/beinn-deargs-fisherfield.shtml
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Detailed itinerary
Saturday 4 June

  • Option 1: Fisherfield 6 in 1 day or Option 2: camping mid way around on Sunday night, 2250m ascent 29km to be agreed with participants
  • Camping mid way round option: Saturday 5 June Beinn Tarsuinn, Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Sgurr Ban, 1580m ascent 15.3km camp at NH024734

Sunday 5 June

  • Camping mid way round option: Saturday: A'Mhaighdean, Ruadh Stac Mor, 1000m ascent 9km
  • Walk & bike out 2hrs30mins 13.1km, 100m ascent
  • Out in sufficient time to drive back to central belt

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Essential experience: This is a very strenuous itinerary that is suitable for people with previous walking experience of strenuous Grade A or A+ walks. Participants must be hill fit, have good general fitness and the endurance.

Pace: Anyone is welcome on this walk who feels they are able to complete it. The pace is set by the group where everyone can go at their own pace, conditions allowing (I may need to group everyone together if necessary). I will always keep members at the back in sight and normally re-group the team at the tops of each hill, ensuring sufficient rest for everyone. There may be some waiting at tops for very fast walkers.

Please consider your participation carefully, by signing up to join this walk you are indicating your expectation you will be able to complete it in a range of circumstances (e.g. bad weather). Exhaustion increases the risk of injury and it may not always be appropriate for you to leave the group part way through the walk unless you are an experienced navigator. It can be disappointing for other participants if an event if it is cut short.

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Walk route is subject to change at the walk organiser’s discretion with input from participants.

This trip is subject to Scottish government coronavirus restrictions and if these change we may need to reduce the number of attendees or cancel it. Please do not attend if you have coronavirus symptoms.

Please read the 'Read More About Us' section on the homepage before signing up for this walk. You will be required to give details relating to emergency contact no and any relevant medical conditions prior to the walk. This can be done via email within two days of walk or at the start of walk itself. Such details will be returned or destroyed by organiser after walk, in line with data protection regulations.

Participation Statement: The G.W.H.C recognises that climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.

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Hiking in the French Alps

Needs a location

We are heading to Morzine in the French Alps on the 11th of June to do some hiking and biking over 2 weeks.
If anyone else is interested in iether, or both, let me know as I may be able to help with transport and accommodation.

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