Hiking Weekly News 9th November 2015


A very good evening Hikers…

For those who braved the weather yesterday in Derbyshire I hope you all had a fantastic time exploring the wonders of Chatsworth and the Peak District. I was gutted I wasn't able to be there… Once again we have a busy week coming up so sit back and get the diary/Ipad/notebook out!

***Christmas Meal Menu and Tickets***
Christmas meal tickets are still on sale until THIS FRIDAY.The menu for the Christmas meal has now been released. If you have bought tickets you need to join the Christmas meal event on Facebook (Via the hiking group) and select a meal choice. If you don’t have access to Facebook then have a word with either of our Social Secs Dave and Jordan, myself or Jenny.

***Coming up this week***
***Wednesday Social*** – 11th November, 8:30pm onwards at the Library Pub
As per, we will be at The Library Pub this Wednesday, do come and join us for a drink, a delicious burger and a chit chat.

***Navigation skills session*** Wednesday 11th November 7-8:30pm Parkinson SR (4.20)

The aim of this evening is to provide a basic introduction into navigation. The event is open to all, but aimed primarily at beginners or those who want to relearn the basics of map reading and compass usage. With a great introduction into navigation under your belt, you'll be well set up to start putting theory into practice on club hikes! There is an event page for this on the hiking club Facebook group for more details.

***Nintendo 64 evening*** Sunday 15th November 8:30pm onwards, Room 6 upstairs in the Union

Jordan and Dave own a legendary Nintendo 64 console that they have managed to rescue from the mid-1990s and will be combining it with 21st Century technology (large screen and projector). We will be having a Mario-Cart multi-player championship and there are some seriously awesome prizes to be won! There is a Facebook event for this with all the details and serious banter on the Hiking Facebook group so please click 'Attending' on that.

***South Lake District Weekend Trip*** Friday 20th- Sunday 22nd November, departing from Cromer Terrace at 5:30pm sharp! Cost £35

For our third and final weekend trip of semester one, we will be exploring the Southern part of the Lake District. We will be staying at High Wray Base Camp Accommodation, a place we have never stayed before so I hope it is all to your liking! There are beds so only sleeping bags will need to be taken. This will be a fantastic trip, building on the successes of the last two weekend trips. Like previous weekend trips you need to take all the gear required for a weekend trip so please take a look on our gear page on our website. www.luuhc.com You will only need food for packed lunches for Saturday and Sunday afternoon as we provide breakfast and Saturday’s evening meal. Please bring money for to buy food on Friday evening as we will be stopping at the services for a bite to eat.

Gear- If you need to borrow a club sleeping bag then let us know at sign up. Roll mats will not be needed on this trip.

***Lakes trip Sign-up*** Wednesday 11th November 1:30-2:30pm, room 3 upstairs in the Union Building.

As this will be the last weekend trip of the semester it will be popular. We will try and bring multiple laptops to help speed up the process. You will be able to pay using cash or card.

--Email spots—For those who cannot make sign up there are four email spots available on a first come first serve basis from 8pm this evening (Monday 2nd November). Email secretary@luuhc.com. Let me know in the email if your will require a sleeping bag.

PLEASE NOTE: There is NO hiking trip at all this weekend as many of our leaders are going on a first aid course all weekend. So if you can’t keep away from us, then come along to the Nintendo night on the Sunday evening.

***Dates for the Diary***

***BMC Winter Lecture*** Wednesday 18th November 7:30pm Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler Building.

Two British Mountain Guides from the BMC (British Mountaineering Council), Neil Johnson and James Thacker, will be holding a talk at Leeds University to bring you up to speed on the skills required to explore the winter mountains.

It should be a really great insight into what to expect from hiking in winter conditions and will get you hyped for our Winter trips early next year. You will be able to **BUY TICKETS AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE OF £3.50 ON THE LEEDS UNIVERSITY UNION WEBSITE FROM TONIGHT*.

Any questions, take a look on our website first and then don't hesitate to drop me an email.

Have a good week!