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)