Milehouse, Kincraig, Scotland aka Bill's Meet 21/02/2025 - 23/02/2025

Theme:
Winter Mountaineering
Description:
Accommodation: https://www.smc.org.uk/huts/ling

Avalanche Report: https://www.sais.gov.uk/

Please contact the organiser to book on to this meet then arrange to pay hut fees, £30 for the weekend [two-nights], which will be fully catered from Saturday morning (sleeping bags & a pillow case necessary).

Please note that hillwalking, when there is snow lying, requires that you bring an ice-axe, crampons and have the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly.

The Cairngorm Northern Corries Meet is based near Kincraig just south of Aviemore. This cosy hut is conveniently located for explorations of the Northern Corries of Cairngorm including Braeriach and Ben Macdui. There should be plenty of opportunity for walking at high and low level, ice climbing and skiing.

12-places.

Hut Location; GRID REF NH839043
In the Spey Valley about 1 mile south of Kincraig on the B970. If coming from the south, leave the A9 at Kingussie and follow the signs to Loch Insh Water Sports, then the sign to Insh. Car parking is to the rear of the cottage.

The club was founded in 1908 by three experienced climbers: Jane Inglis Clark, her daughter Mabel, and Lucy Smith. Miss Smith was the daughter of a president of the Scottish Mountaineering Club and Mrs Inglis Clark's husband William Inglis Clark was secretary.
In its first year, the club had fourteen members. Its equipment included alpine rope which had been fixed to the Cobbler and the Salisbury Crags in Edinburgh where the members trained. To qualify, members had to ascend four peaks of at least 3,000 feet with two snow climbs and two rock climbs. They then went on bold climbs of mountains such as the Beuckle (Buachaille Etive Mòr) and Suilven. To be decent, they would start their climbs in long skirts but, when no men were around, would often discard these to climb in knickerbockers.

N.B. Away meets have been paid for in advance, therefore, when booking on, there is the requirement to pay hut fees upfront as a deposit. Should you book off at a later date, unless another MMC member takes your place, you will lose your deposit.
Grid Ref:
NH839043
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