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Winter Skills course - sign up now!

  posted by Sam Harrison on 2013-11-18


Sign-ups for the Winter Skills course open on Monday. It's slightly earlier than usual so we can gauge how many people are going to be on the course. The trip is happening at the end of week 9, from 6 to 8 December, and will most likely be to Aviemore. The course will cost a bargain £45, which will include transport, accommodation and transport. This really is a bargain, if you were to go on an equivalent course at Glenmore Lodge, it would cost you over £200!

It will be run by Mountain Circles, the guys who ran Winter Skills course last year and our Avalanche Awareness Course the year before. It is ideal for anyone who hasn't done much (or any) walking in winter before, and is a great opportunity to learn how to use crampons and ice axes properly and safely. There is a bit more information on what the course will entail on their website here.

There will be a normal trip running alongside the course, which will cost £30. Sign ups for this open when they normally would, the Monday after.


Planning Meeting and Elections results

  posted by Sam Harrison on 2013-06-25


Thanks to everyone that came along to the Planning Meeting and EGM last night. Here is a quick summary of the evening, and the events decided on will be appearing in more detail on the website over the coming week.

Elections


Congratulations to Sam Daft and Matthew Poulter on their successful elections to the positions of Social Secretary and Treasurer, respectively. As always, there was fierce competition from Ron (who mysteriously reappeared just before the meeting).

Planning Meeting


We've got some fantastic trips lined up for next term, and in a rather radical change from the norm, Glencoe will be our third of four weekend trips, and the second to Scotland. In Glencoe's usual spot, we have a trip to Beinglas, on northern end of Loch Lomond. We voted on the decision, and a strong majority wanted Glencoe later in the term. There is also potential for the final weekend trip of the term to be a Winter Skills weekend like we ran last year. Here is a quick summary:
  • Sunday, week 1: Langdale, of course!
  • Four weekend trips: Firstly, our Intro Weekend to Thirlmere, followed by Scotland trips to Loch Lomond and Glencoe, with the final one left open to wherever the snow is best.
  • Ceilidh!: Seeing as last year's Ceilidh was so successful, we'll be holding another one on the Friday of week 6.
  • Sunday trips to Coniston, the Yorkshire Dales (TBC), Borrowdale and Keswick.
I'll be adding the trips to the website over the next week, so check back later for further details.

Changes to the Constitution


As proposed in this news article, two changes to the Constitution were voted upon, and both were passed. The Constitution will be updated on the website shortly.

Last, but not least, I hope everyone has a wonderful summer! If you're around in Lancaster, keep an eye on the Facebook page for any unofficial trips or socials.


Planning Meeting results

  posted by Sam Harrison on 2013-03-19


Thanks to everyone that came along to our Planning Meeting last evening to make it one of the busiest in recent years! We've got some cracking trips and socials lined up for next term, and you can check them all out on our calendar. Here's a quick summary of the main events:

  • Four weekend trips, including two bank holiday trips to Galloway and Moidart, a normal weekend trip to the not-that-often-visited-by-the-club Killin, and a two-day trip to Wasdale.
  • A Saturday trip to Arnside.
  • They're not up on the website yet, but be sure to look out for lots of sunny BBQs when the weather improves!
We also voted on for this year's t-shirt design, and Sarah's "Dryness is Futile" entry won by a very narrow margin! T-shirts and hoodies are on sale now at foyer, and more details will be posted here shortly.

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