Hiking Weekly News - 23rd Janruary 2017

Hello Hikers!

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and New Year, and that your exams all went well. Hiking is back for 2017, and we’ve got a semester packed full of all sorts of things for you, so keep checking your emails and the Facebook page regularly for updates.

***RE-FRESHERS FAIR*** - Tuesday 24th January
10am-4pm Riley Smith Hall

Come and find us at the New Year Freshers Fair, whether you’re new to the club this semester or have been with us for a while, we’ll be on hand to answer any questions, and help you out.

***LIBRARY PUB SOCIAL***- Wednesday 25th January
8.30pm Library Pub

The first social of the year will be our usual trip to the Library pub for some drinks, a bit of food and to get to know any new people. Whether you’ve met us before, or you have no idea what we look like, then pop down to see us and have a chat. We’ll hopefully be in the little room behind the bar, but look out for our blue hoodies too incase we’ve moved!

***NIGHT NAV***- Saturday 28th January
Time and place to meet to be confirmed

Instead of our normal Sunday hike, we’re going to do a Night Navigation training session on SATURDAY NIGHT on Ilkley Moor. Whether you currently hold a compass upside down, or can navigate blindfolded, you’re welcome to come along to learn some new skills that are a must have when out on the hills at night.

As we’ll be going via public transport, you will just buy this on the day. However, instead of payment, we are asking for a contribution of £2 to the clubs charity account and the Graham Connell Fund.

This sign up will go live tonight at 8pm on the Hiking page of the Union website (DO NOT buy just the ‘Hiking Trip Charity Donation’, as this will not secure you a place on the trip). You will need to be a member to buy this ticket.

If you're new to the club, then please take a look at the 'Gear' section of our website, as we are relatively strict on you having the correct kit. If in doubt, please just ask.

***GIVE IT A GO-KETTLEWELL**- Sunday 19th February
8.30am Parkinson Steps

The tickets for our Give It A Go session are now online on the Union webpage (https://www.luu.org.uk/ents/event/12590/

) for £10, so if you have a friend that wants to try hiking out before getting membership, then get them to come along and see what we do! There will be a range of routes on offer, so whether you prefer a leisurely stroll or a yomp up a hill, then there’ll be something that’s right for you!

 

Visit our website (www.luuhc.com

) if you have any queries about the club, and if you have any questions about any of the information in this email or any other parts of our club, then please email me at secretary@luuhc.com

 

See you all soon, as we have a very busy semester ahead of us!

Sophie (Secretary)

Hiking Weekly News - 21st November 2016

Hello Hikers!
Well, what an incredible weekend! The Mystery Weekenders ended up in the Duddon Valley in the Lake District and were greeted with lots of snow and some interesting conditions which everyone coped with very well!

*** LIBRARY PUB SOCIAL*** Wednesday 23rd November
8.30pm Library Pub

We’ll be in the Library Pub as usual, so come along to meet up with your fellow hikers and find out all the stories from this weekend’s antics!

***WEEKLY LUUHC TRAINING*** Thursday 17th November
6pm outside Roger Stevens

If you fancy getting some fitness to help power up those hills come and join our training group for an all round workout. All abilities welcome, from beginners to Ueli Steck.

***CHRISTMAS MEAL*** Friday 25th November
7pm Leeds Marriott Hotel

The Friday that we’ve all been waiting for! Get your posh kit on and lets make it a night to remember, or not in some cases! It’s going to be a fabulous night, and don’t forget you Secret Santa gifts of under £5! 
If you missed out on getting a ticket, then come and join us at the Backroom for the afterparty, look out on Facebook to see when we’re heading over there.

***SUNDAY HIKE-HOLLINSCLOUGH*** Sunday 27th November
8.30am Parkinson Steps

It’s been a while since we had a Sunday Hike, so make sure you don’t miss this one. There’ll be a couple of fantastic routes, which will be full of wintery wonderfulness and the beautiful countryside. 
Please note the time change, we will be leaving Parkinson Steps at 8.30am, so please do not be late!
You must ensure that you have walking boots with ankle support, you won’t be allowed on this trip without these.

Sign up goes live at 8pm tonight until 7pm tomorrow night (Tuesday). It will be £8, and if you miss out on a place then please email secretary@luuhc.com to be put onto the reserve list.

The sign up page can get a bit higgledy-piggledy, so please check your basket to make sure that you’ve added the correct items, before you give us all of your money!

Visit our website (www.luuhc.com) if you have any queries about the club, and if you have any questions about any of the information in this email or any other parts of our club, then please email me at secretary@luuhc.com

See you all soon!
Sophie (Secretary)

Hiking Weekly News - 14th November 2016

Hello Hikers!

I hope everyone is ready for a couple more spectacular weeks of hiking and socialising before the Christmas break! Here’s what’s going on…

*** LIBRARY PUB SOCIAL*** Wednesday 16th November
8.30pm Library Pub

We’ll be returning to the Library Pub this week from 8.30pm for a bit of food, drinks and fabulous hiking company, so pop down to see us! Even if you’ve never been on a hike yet, feel free to come and see us and meet some new people!

***WEEKLY LUUHC TRAINING*** Thursday 17th November
6pm outside Roger Stevens

If you fancy getting some fitness to help power up those hills come and join our training group for an all round workout. All abilities welcome, from beginners to Ueli Steck.

***MYSTERY WEEKEND TRIP*** 18th-20th November
5.30pm Cromer Terrace

Everyone going on this trip should’ve received an email off me this weekend about the trip. Please take notice of all points in the email, and let me know if you have any problems or questions. If you think you should’ve received this email but haven’t, then please let me know as soon as possible.
Make sure you’re at Cromer Terrace by 5.15pm at the latest on Friday please, we want to leave on time!

***CHRISTMAS MEAL*** Friday 25th November

There are just a couple of tickets left for the best Christmas meal of the year, so go to the Union webpage quickly and get your ticket if you still want to come!
For just £25 you will get a 3 course meal, half a bottle of wine and our very own DJ. There will be a secret Santa and the much anticipated prize giving.

Categories for the awards have now been decided so EMAIL SOCIAL@LUUHC.COM WITH YOUR NOMINATIONS. Find the categories on the Facebook event page. https://www.facebook.com/events/208766619548758/permalink/216878358737584/

If you have already bought your ticket then you should’ve received an email this weekend regarding food options. Please reply to Tom as soon as possible to that we can get everything sorted. If you think you should’ve received this email but haven’t, then please get in touch.

***MEMBERSHIP REFUNDS***

Membership refunds have now been processed, the refund payments will go out next week. 
£165 has been transferred to both the Graham Connell fund and LUUHC Charities Fund, so thank you to everyone that donated to these, and thanks to the people that got in touch about their choices. 
Love Mr Dollar (for all you fans out there)

The sign up page can get a bit higgledy-piggledy, so please check your basket to make sure that you’ve added the correct items, before you give us all of your money!

There will be no Sunday hike this week due to the Mystery weekend, but the penultimate Sunday hike of the year will have its sign up next Monday, so keep your eyes peeled!

Visit our website (www.luuhc.com) if you have any queries about the club, and if you have any questions about any of the information in this email or any other parts of our club, then please email me at secretary@luuhc.com

 

See you all soon!
Sophie (Secretary)

Hello Hikers!
I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend in Scotland, with a sneaky peak of magical wintery snow included!

***NAVIGATIONAL SKILLS FOR THE MISTY HILLS*** Tuesday 8st November
6pm -7.30pm Parkinson Building S.R. B10

You think you've mastered the basics? Gold DofE done you proud and maybe your even an aspiring leader? Perhaps you're a leader already, but feeling a bit rusty and still not sure if you can tell your handrails from your leapfrogs and your attack-point from azimuth.
Come along for some advanced navigation training (but in the warmth and dry of a university seminar room that you'll have to find first). We'll also be covering some basic group management skills and route planning considerations. We'll introduce you to many of the key skills you'll need to practice to become a leader or organise your own trips in the hills.

The session will be fairly flexible around what YOU want to learn but as an example, some topics we may cover include: identifying and relating features on ground and map; route planning; the three 'Norths' & recap grid reference; use of compass and bearings; handrailing, attack points & aiming off; pacing and timing; navigation in restricted visibility; slope aspects; re-location strategies; basic considerations for leading groups; introduction to emergency scenarios

Click ‘going’ on the Facebook group if you’re interested in coming along so we know how many to expect. https://www.facebook.com/events/1326162077427873/

***LASER ZONE*** Wednesday 9th November

For all of you lucky cookies that got a ticket for our quest to be confirmed as the best outdoor society don’t forget to turn up at 7pm for a 7.20pm start.

The address is: Cross Cardigan Terrace, Leeds LS4 2DG

We will be going to the Packhorse afterwards for a joint social with the mountaineers and cavers so even if you didn’t get a ticket, come down at about 8:30-9:00pm to celebrate our inevitable win.

*** PUB SOCIAL*** Wednesday 9th November

Our usual Library pub social will NOT be happening this week. Instead, we will be at the Packhorse (just across the road) celebrating our victory with the mountaineers and cavers (see above).

***MYSTERY WEEKEND TRIP*** 18th-20th November
5.30pm Cromer Terrace

It’s time for the eagerly anticipated mystery weekend! But where will it be to?! Hull? Cornwall? Chamonix? Who knows!

We’ll be leaving from Cromer Terrace at 5.30pm on the Friday night to whisk you off on a fabulous weekend away. This one is definitely not to be missed! You may even have to answer a little quiz on route to direct your driver to the correct location, so you best getting swotting up on your nav!

The only thing I’ll give away is that you’ll need a sleeping bag. If you don’t have one then let Patrick know (gear@luuhc.com) .

Sign up will go live at 8pm tonight (Monday) on the hiking page of the Union website, and will be there until 7pm on Tuesday, providing it doesn’t sell out beforehand. The trip will be £35, absolute bargain for a trip to Chamonix!

***CHRISTMAS MEAL*** Friday 25th November

Tickets are selling quickly for our annual Christmas meal so make sure to get yours from the union website before they’re all gone!
For just £25 you will get a 3 course meal, half a bottle of wine and our very own DJ. There will be a secret Santa and the much anticipated prize giving.

Categories for the awards have now been decided so EMAIL SOCIAL@LUUHC.COM WITH YOUR NOMINATIONS. Find the categories on the Facebook event page. https://www.facebook.com/events/208766619548758/permalink/216878358737584/

The sign up page can get a bit higgledy-piggledy, so please check your basket to make sure that you’ve added the correct items, before you give us all of your money!

There will be no Sunday hike this week due to a First Aid course being run so that we can keep you all safe and sound on the hills!

Visit our website (www.luuhc.com) if you have any queries about the club, and if you have any questions about any of the information in this email or any other parts of our club, then please email me at secretary@luuhc.com

 

See you all soon!
Sophie (Secretary)

Hiking Weekly News - 31st October 2016

Hello Hikers!

I hope all of the people that went on this week’s Sunday skills hike had a great time, and learnt some valuable skills on their way too. Another week and another email full of hiking fabulousness…

***NAV FOR NEWBIES*** Tuesday 1st November
6pm -7.30pm Business School Maurice Keyworth SR (1.15)

So, you've joined the hiking club, enjoyed a scenic Sunday hike and decided you want to do more, right?

To begin exploring the outdoors safely, you'll need to learn a few crucial skills and top of the list is getting to grips with the basics of map and compass. This session will start from the very beginning so if you're a bit nervous, not tried it before or if you just fancy going back over the basics, come along!

Topics to be covered: choosing a map!; understanding basic map symbols; contour lines and elevation; grid references; orientating the map with a compass; basic use of compass bearings; introduction to magnetic variation

Click ‘going’ on the Facebook group if you’re interested in coming along so we know how many to expect. https://www.facebook.com/events/1153528721402542/

***LIBRARY PUB SOCIAL*** Wednesday 2nd November 2016
8.30pm Library Pub

November already (on Wednesday)?! I have no idea where this year is going, but come to the Library Pub to meet your favourite hikers and chat about everything from what you did last week, what you’re doing at Christmas, and how fast this year is going by!

***CRIANLARICH-WEEKEND TRIP*** 3rd or 4th-6th November

Sign up for this trip has already been and gone! All of you that got a place on the trip should’ve received an email off me yesterday with more information and some very important points. Please read over the email and look at the gear section of the website whilst you’re packing to make sure you haven’t missed any important bits.
I forgot to put in the email that there’s also a rule of NO JEANS on hikes, because if they get wet, they stay wet and you can get cold very quickly!

If anyone thinks they should’ve received this email and hasn’t, then please let me know as soon as possible.

*** LASER ZONE*** Wednesday 9th November

For all of you lucky cookies that got a ticket for our quest to be confirmed as the best outdoor society, compared to the Mountaineers and Cavers, then don’t forget to turn up next week!

There are still a couple of tickets left, so head over to the hiking page on the union website and buy the HIKING LaserZone ticket. No playing for the other teams!

***CHRISTMAS MEAL*** Friday 25th November

The annual event that every Leeds hiker looks forward to…No, not winter - The Christmas Meal!

So put away your boots, take off your waterproofs and get dressed up for the highlight of the LUUHC calendar.
For just £25 you will get a 3 course meal, half a bottle of wine and our very own DJ. There will be a secret Santa and the much anticipated prize giving (categories TBA).

And if this isn’t enough to get you singing Slade and digging out the Christmas decorations, we will also be going to Backroom after the meal for yet more Christmas merriment.

Sign up is still on the Union website, so go and spend the best £25 that you’ll spend all Christmas long!

There will be no Sunday hike this week due to the weekend trip, so you’ll all have to wait until next week for another crazy sign up! We have increased the size of all of our forthcoming trips due to demand, so I hope you all stay so keen to come on our trips!

The sign up page can get a bit higgledy-piggledy, so please check your basket to make sure that you’ve added the correct items, before you give us all of your money!

Visit our website (www.luuhc.com) if you have any queries about the club, and if you have any questions about any of the information in this email or any other parts of our club, then please email me at secretary@luuhc.com

 

See you all soon!
Sophie (Secretary)

Hiking Weekly News - 24th October

Hello Hikers!

Another fantastic hike was had by many this week; everyone was so keen to come that we even had to increase the size of the trip mid-week! Now, there’s a lot going on in the next couple of weeks, so please read this lovely email carefully, I’m hoping you don’t get bored half way through and go back to doing your colouring in (geography students!)!

***GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF SOCIAL*** Wednesday 26th October

I’m not sure if anyone else has had this dilemma since the start of term, but the choice between pub socials to see the fabulous hikers and staying in to watch the Great British Bake Off has been a difficult one! But now, this is it. The moment we’ve all been waiting for. The final… watched with fellow hikers!

Instead of our usual Wednesday social at the Library, we will be going to Katie’s house to watch the final of the Great British Bake Off. This is a BYOC (bring your own cake) event so bring along your sweet creations for a buffet of truly epic proportions.

The programme starts at 20:00 so arrive at 19:30 in time to lay claim to your seat for the evening. The address will be released closer to the time so keep an eye on the facebook page and let us know if you’re planning on coming via: https://www.facebook.com/events/1255457141183961/

Get baking hikers!

P.S. There are limited spaces in the house so if this proves to be popular we might need to limit numbers but hopefully we won’t need to!

***SUNDAY SKILLS HIKE- HAWES*** Sunday 30th October 2016

9am Parkinson Steps

‘Cracking cheese Gromit’… yes you guessed it, we’re going to the home of the famous Wensleydale cheese and therefore Wallace and Gromit! If you have no idea what I’m on about, please do Google research and watch the films before attending this trip!

But on a more serious note, this trip will include the normal leisurely hikes, and also a group going out to learn navigational skills from more experienced members. You can choose on the day which route you’d like to do but this is a great way to enhance your skills in the outdoors and if you’re thinking of becoming a leader for the club then it’s a brilliant way for us to see what you can already do or what you need to work on.

Sign up will go onto the Union webpage at 8pm tonight (Monday) and will remain there until 7pm on Tuesday. If the trip fills up, or you miss sign up then please email me (secretary@luuhc.com) to be added to the reserve list (do not contact any Facebook pages, email only please). It promises to be a fabulous day of hiking and a bit of learning mixed in too!

***CRIANLARICH-WEEKEND TRIP*** 3rd or 4th-6th November

5.30pm Cromer Terrace on either 3rd or 4th November

Our next weekend trip is nearly upon us, and after the huge success of Braithwaite a couple of weeks ago then this is expected to be incredible! Stunning scenery, huge mountains, and the best bunch of people you could spend a weekend with!

The first thing to explain is the dates! There are two options, you can either go on the Thursday night or the Friday night, when signing up please make sure you pick the correct option as we will not be able to change the day that you go up once you’ve paid.

This trip will be a bit more serious than Braithwaite, just with the fact that Scottish mountains are a bit bigger, which comes with it a bit more epic-ness! You must must must have the correct kit, it doesn’t have to be the fanciest but we just want you all to be safe; check our website (luuhc.com) if you’re not sure.

As we’ll be staying in a village hall again, you will need sleeping bags and mats; if you don’t have these then we do have some to borrow on a first-come-first-serve basis, so email Patrick (gear@luuhc.com) after you’ve signed up.

Sign up will go up tonight (Monday 24th October) at 8pm and will be £45 if you leave on the Thursday and £35 if you leave on the Friday. You can also add to our charity donations at the same time by donating £2 when you sign up, which will help organisations associated with the area’s in which the club go to (Mountain Rescue etc).

If the trip fills up then please email me (secretary@luuhc.com) to be put on the reserve list, including whether you would like to leave on the Thursday or Friday.

*** LASER ZONE*** Wednesday 9th November

It’s time to settle the score. Who is truly the best outdoor society at Leeds? There’s only one way to find out – LASERZONE.

Hikers vs mountaineers vs cavers…

22 members from each society will go head to head in four 11 vs 11 vs 11 games.

Tickets will go onto the Union webpage at 8pm on Thursday 27th October and will be £7.90. Please make sure that you buy the ticket for the Hikers option (a.k.a. the best outdoor society!).

We will meet at 19:00 prompt at LaserZone (Cross Cardigan Terrace, Leeds LS4 2DG) for a 19:20 start.Provided the rivalry isn’t too great, there will be a joint social afterwards so keep an eye on the Facebook event page for details.

***CHRISTMAS MEAL*** Friday 25th November

The annual event that every Leeds hiker looks forward to…No, not winter - The Christmas Meal!

So put away your boots, take off your waterproofs and get dressed up for the highlight of the LUUHC calendar.

For just £25 you will get a 3 course meal, half a bottle of wine and our very own DJ. There will be a secret Santa and the much anticipated prize giving (categories TBA).

And if this isn’t enough to get you singing Slade and digging out the Christmas decorations, we will also be going to Backroom after the meal for yet more Christmas merriment.

Sign up will go on the Union webpage at 8pm on Wednesday 26th October (Don’t worry if you’re at the GBBO social, there should still be tickets available!), the best £25 you will spend all Christmas long!

***MEMBERSHIP REBATES (FREE MONEY!)***

It’s the last week that you can claim a refund on your membership (if you bought it before it came £22), if you don’t let us know then we’ll split the money between our charity donations and the Graham Connell fund. If you haven’t emailed either James (treasurer@luuhc.com) or myself (secretary@luuhc.com ) then you have until the 31st October to let us know.

***SIGN UP OVERVIEW***

Okay, so there’s a lot of sign up’s this week, so here’s a little summary for you all!

Monday 24th October, 8pm: Sunday hike; Crianlarich Weekend

Wednesday 26th October, 8pm: Christmas Meal

Thursday 27th October, 8pm: LaserZone (hikers)

The sign up page can get a bit higgled-piggledy, so please check your basket to make sure that you’ve added the correct items, before you give us all of your money!

Visit our website (www.luuhc.com) if you have any queries about the club, and if you have any questions about any of the information in this email or any other parts of our club, then please email me at secretary@luuhc.com

Hiking Weekly News - 10th October

Hello Hikers!

There was a slightly chilly but splendid walk to Sutton Bank this Sunday with a huge number of you, so thank you to all that came along! And now for another week of hiking wonderfulness!

***FOLLOW US***

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Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/groups/luuhc/
Twitter- https://twitter.com/LeedsUniHiking
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Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/leedsunihiking/
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***LIBRARY SOCIAL*** Wednesday 12th October
8.30pm, Library Pub

Talk, eat and drink the night away with your fellow hikers at the Library pub to catch up on everything in the world! We’ll be in a little room to the left as you walk in the door, kind of behind the bar, so come and find us and our blue hoodies!

***BRAITHWAITE WEEKEND*** Friday 14th October-Sunday 16th October
5.30pm Cromer Terrace

Loads of you signed up super quickly, resulting in this trip already being full to bursting and with a wonderful reserve list too! It’s going to be a spectacular weekend, I’m so so so excited!

Please email me (secretary@luuhc.com) if you can no longer make the trip so that we can put any reserves in your place. If you’re a reserve, I’ll let you know as soon as possible if a place becomes available and then please let me know quickly if you still want to come.

Please be at Cromer Terrace at 5.30pm on Friday night with all of your hiking gear, food for your packed lunches, roll mat and sleeping bag (we will have your roll mat and sleeping bag packed if you’re borrowing them from the club). Take a look at the gear section on www.luuhc.com

 to do a bit of a tick-list of what to bring along.

 

If you haven’t already, then please let me know if you have any dietary requirements.

There will be no Sunday hike this week due to the weekend trip, however Sunday hikes will return next week, so hold on to your Sunday hike enthusiasm until then!

***MEMBERSHIP REBATES (FREE MONEY!)***

Everyone who bought early membership (before it became £22) should’ve received an email from us explaining the rebate. If you haven’t emailed either James (treasurer@luuhc.com) or myself (secretary@luuhc.com ) then you have until the 31st October to let us know what you would like us to do with this money.

***CHARITABLE £2 DONATION***

We have given you the option this year to give a £2 charitable donation when buying a weekend trip ticket. On the weekend trip you will then collectively agree on which charity to give the money too. We came up with this idea due to our big decrease in prices this year, so we thought it’d be a good way to put money back into the charities that help maintain the landscapes that we visit, and that help us and other hikers if we have any problems on the hills, as you never know when you might need them.

If you are signing up for a trip, then please only get a place for yourself. Don’t sign up for a friend whether they have membership or not, as we need to know the details of everyone coming on our trips. Also, check your basket to make sure that you’ve added the correct items, before you give us all of your money!

Visit our website (www.luuhc.com) if you have any queries about the club, and if you have any questions about any of the information in this email or any other parts of our club, then please email me at secretary@luuhc.com

 

See you all soon!
Sophie (Secretary)

Hiking Weekly News - 3rd October 2016

Hello Hikers!

The Give It A Go was a fabulous success with beautiful weather, I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did. And there’s loads more to get involved with in the next few weeks, so here we go...

***FOLLOW US***

Website: www.luuhc.com


Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/groups/luuhc/
Twitter- https://twitter.com/LeedsUniHiking


Vimeo- https://vimeo.com/user53528784


Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/leedsunihiking/


Flickr- https://www.flickr.com/people/136089821@N08/

 

***LIBRARY SOCIAL*** Wednesday 5th October
8.30pm, Library Pub

This will be a weekly event from now until… well, forever! So come down to the Library Pub for some food and a couple of pints, and obviously the best company! Come and meet loads of new people and ask any questions that you might have.

***SUNDAY HIKE: SUTTON BANK*** Sunday 9th October
9am Parkinson Steps

Another wonderful hike will occur this Sunday, this time to the beautiful Sutton Bank on the edge of the North York Moors. There are woods and cliffs to explore, or the medieval Rievaulx Abbey for a bit of history. There’ll be a good variety of routes available so there will be something to suit everyone.

Sign up will go live tonight (Monday 3rd October, 8pm) and will be online until 7pm tomorrow (Tuesday 4th October). This trip will be £8, absolute bargain! If the sign up fills up, then please email me (secretary@luuhc.com) so I can put you on the reserve list.

***BRAITHWAITE WEEKEND*** Friday 14th October-Sunday 16th October
5.30pm Cromer Terrace

It’s the most wonderful tiiiiime of the year… not Christmas, but something even better… LUUHC’s trip to Braithwaite, in the beautiful Lake District! This promises to be the best LUUHC trip you will ever go on. A bit of scrambling, a gentle stroll, there will be something for everyone, and a lot of laughs!

This trip will be £25, an even better bargain! This includes transport, fuel, accommodation, two breakfasts and your Saturday night meal! We’ll be staying in the village hall so everyone will need a sleeping bag and camp mat. We do have some that you can borrow; these will be given out on a first-come-first-serve basis, so please email me (secretary@luuhc.com) once you have signed up for a place if you need to borrow anything. We will be leaving Cromer Terrace at Uni at 5.30pm on the Friday, so please be there about 15 minutes beforehand so that we can leave on time.

If the sign up is full, then please email me and I will put you on the reserve list. I WILL NOT put you on the reserve list if you message me or the club on Facebook, so emails only please! 
Sign up will go live at 8pm tonight, and will go offline at 7pm tomorrow night (Tuesday).

***MEMBERSHIP REBATES (FREE MONEY!)***

Everyone who bought membership before last Tuesday (before it became £22) should’ve received an email from us explaining the rebate. If you haven’t emailed either James (treasurer@luuhc.com) or myself (secretary@luuhc.com ) then you have until the 31st October to let us know what you would like us to do with this money.

***CHARITABLE £2 DONATION***

We have given you the option this year to give a £2 charitable donation when buying a weekend trip ticket. On the weekend trip you will then collectively agree on which charity to give the money too. We came up with this idea due to our big decrease in prices this year, so we thought it’d be a good way to put money back into the charities that help maintain the landscapes that we visit, and that help us and other hikers if we have any problems on the hills, as you never know when you might need them.

If you are signing up for a trip, then please only get a place for yourself. Don’t sign up for a friend whether they have membership or not, as we need to know the details of everyone coming on our trips. Also, check your basket to make sure that you’ve added the correct items, before you give us all of your money!

Visit our website if you have any queries about the club, and if you have any questions about any of the information in this email or any other parts of our club, then please email me at secretary@luuhc.com

Congratulations for making it to the bottom of the end of this very long email!

 

See you all soon!
Sophie (Secretary)

Hiking Weekly News - 26 September 2016

Hello Hikers!

The first hike of the year to Kettlewell… oh wait… we ended up on a train hike to Hebden Bridge, anyone see any buses anywhere?! Well, it was a fabulous one anyway, and seemed to be enjoyed by all! Here’s what’s going on this week and a few tips with how to get in touch with us.

***FOLLOW US***

Website: www.luuhc.com

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***BIERKELLER SOCIAL*** Wednesday 28th September

Our fabulous social sec Tom has organised a night to remember (or not, in some people’s cases!). We’ll be meeting at the Library Pub at 8.00pm and then making our way down to Bierkeller for 9pm to dance the night away. It promises to be spectacular, and definitely not one to be missed!

If you’re interested, then join the Facebook event via the link below, and get in touch with Tom (social@luuhc.com) if you have any questions. https://www.facebook.com/events/579120208938004/

***GIAG EDALE*** Sunday 2nd October

9am Parkinson Steps

For anyone still wanting to come on this trip, which promises to be a great one, with lovely valleys and beautiful rolling hills, then I’m afraid you just weren’t quick enough! The reserve list is now pretty long too, so I’m afraid you’ll just have to trust us when we say it’s the best club and buy membership!

For future trips, if you want to be added to a reserve list or are unable to attend a trip, then please email secretary@luuhc.com, DO NOT post on the Facebook group or send the page a message, otherwise things begin to get very confusing!

If you are signing up for a trip, then please only get a place for yourself. Don’t sign up for a friend whether they have membership or not, as we need to know the details of everyone coming on our trips.

Visit our website if you have any queries about the club, and if you have any questions about any of the information in this email or any other parts of our club, then please email me at secretary@luuhc.com

Trip Report - Glen Shiel Summer Trip – 11th-17th June 2016

***Trip Report***

Glen Shiel Summer Trip – 11th-17th June 2016 

Hello Hikers! 

We are now introducing trip reports which will reflect what we got up to on all of our weekend and week long trips.  These will include the routes we achieved and other activities taken part in so participants can look back on the trip and other members can keep updated on the club’s actives whilst away on trips.  So sit back and relax to hear about the club’s summer trip to Glen Shiel!

Last week saw 11 members travel 400 miles north from Leeds to Glen Shiel and the Isle of Skye in the North West Highlands.  A great time was had by all, despite the constant stream of midges!

On the first day of walking (Sunday), one group headed to the Black Cullin on the Isle of Skye for a grade 1/2 scramble.  Starting from Sligachan, the group headed to the summit of Bruach na Frìthe before traversing to descend an amazing ridgeline on the north-east side of Am Basteir.  Meanwhile the other group claimed the summit of Beinn Sgritheall on the Glenelg Peninsula, where they had great views of the Knoydart and the Outer Hebrides.

On Monday, a group headed up The Saddle via the infamous Forcan Ridge, navigating along a grade 2 scramble where a few spicy obstacles were covered, including a 15m drop (far more than the previously described 7ft!!!)  As we were ahead of time and the weather was nice, we downclimbed this with the security of a top rope, which was a great experience for those new to scrambling at this grade.  In addition to this route, another team headed to Bla Bheinn on the Elgol Peninsula on the Isle of Skye.  This peak is the only Munro on Skye off the main Cullin Ridge and is thought to be one of Britain’s best mountains!  

Tuesday was a rest day for all, which soon turned into quite a long day of sightseeing, walking and BBQ-ing.  Prior to setting off, the keen runner in the group, Michael decided to do a quick run along Loch Duich before we all headed off to Eilean Donan Castle, which proved to be a picturesque scene of Scotland (bagpiper included!).  Next, we headed to Portree on the Isle of Skye for a spot of fish and chips.  After lunch, we visited the most touristy route of the whole week, The Old Man of Storr, where a moderately large ascent was undertaken to reach the pinnacles.  Then we drove north to the Quiraing, which pleased many of the keen ‘Game of Thrones’ watchers among the group as several scenes were filmed at this location.  We then headed off to the northern tip of Skye, Rubba Hunish, where we all had a bit of a ‘titanic’ moment, with views to the Outer Hebrides in the warm Scottish evening.  We finished off this incredible day with a sunset BBQ on a beach in southern Skye, which became a very middle-class event of langoustines, mussels, mackerel and various other BBQ delicacies.

After the very busy ‘rest day’ we embarked on what was to become the highlight of the week for many: the multiday backpacking trip, staying in the Camban Bothy, the inaugural hike of Sam Stockley’s ‘Camban Trail’.  The two day route started with a very steep assent up to the ridge traversing the Three Brothers of Kintail.  Later on in the day, half of the group felt they had even more energy in them and conquer a fourth munro, Ciste Dubh, before descending to meet the others in the wilds of Glen Affric.  The bothy was a welcome rest stop for all: we lit a fire, played a ‘pub quiz’ and scared ourselves with a few games of ‘Werewolves’.

On the following day (the last day of walking), we made the steep ridgeline ascent of Beinn Fhada, with glimpses though the swirling cloud of the views across Glen Affric.  We then descended the northern ridge into woodland, encountering several spectacular waterfalls on the way before rejoining the road at Morvich to walk back to the campsite. We then made a beeline for the pub to stock up on good grub and fine ale.

Overall, the trip was thoroughly enjoyed by all who went and the weather yet again was superb (for a Scottish summer).  A massive thank you to all the organisers, leaders and drivers on the trip, it was very much appreciated by all.

Hope you all have a great summer and the Committee look forward to welcoming you back and welcoming new members to the club in September!

Ed Mason (Web Sec)