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Please ensure you are fully equipped as per our recommendations, particularly during winter season.  All the walks are timed based on normal walking conditions.  Walking times during winter can be significantly longer, so please do not plan anything in the expectation of getting back at the published time.  You should not bring new and untested/unused equipment with you, especially at this time of year.  Practise in the comfort of your home first.  Adjusting and fitting gear on a hill side in a storm is not a good idea and also takes a lot of time.

 

All winter walks are subject to last minute changes due to the weather.  Please ensure you are fully equipped for any conditions.  The return times are estimates, which can be rather vague in inclement conditions.  If any walk is cancelled early enough the details will appear on the website, usually the home page.  Otherwise a decision will be made at the normal meeting time.

 

Date Location NGR km Asc Dep Rtn LGE
2 January   Cairn of Barns NO322711 8.1 463 09:30 15:00 11.6
9 January         09:30    
16 January         09:30    
23 January           09:30    
30 January           09:30    
6 February           09:30    
13 February           09:30    
20 February           09:30  
27 February           09:30    
6 March           09:30    
Thur 8 March International Women's Day     09:30    
10 March           09:30    
17 March         09:30    
24 March           09:30    
31 March           09:30    
                 
    Camping            
                 
            09:30    
10 - 12 May   Arran 3       TBC 12 May  
            09:30    
    Camping            
                 
    Camping            
                 
    Camping            
                 

 

                 
                 

 

 

A limited number of Ice Axes (6.00 per day) and Crampons (7.50 per day) are available for loan.  Your boots must be at least 4 season standard and fairly stiff, with a good tread.  Lightweight fabric 2 or 3 season boots are NOT suitable.  You will be given training in using this equipment. 

 

The Very Strenuous (V)  walks will be arduous and will include significant steep and rough ground both up as well as down and a high degree of fitness, confidence and commitment will be needed.  The charge per walk for these will be 8 per person, and may vary depending on the distance travelled, subject to agreement.  The charge for the 'normal' Strenuous walks remains at 5 per person.

 

The cut off point for changing from normal Tuesday strenuous walks to the Very Strenuous is relatively arbitrary and defines a step change in degree of exertion required, the limits are based on overall ascents of over 800m and a 'level ground equivalence' of 25.  Apart from the length, height and more challenging ground what adds to the difficulty is the travel time away from home.  But some Very Strenuous walks are easier than others, please discuss with me before committing yourself.  More information is available on the fitness note which is relevant reading for those aspiring to do the Very Strenuous walks.

 

 

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