HIKING WEEKLY NEWS - 1st February 2016

Good Morrow Hikers,
Wow! If you weren’t at our GIAG yesterday you missed a real treat. Stuart himself exclaimed that it was the best Sunday hike he has ever been on! We had some snowy winter conditions and a great bunch of enthusiastic newcomers who all seemed to have a good time. Well there is plenty going on in the next couple of weeks to here goes…

COMING UP THIS WEEK…
***Wednesday Social*** – 3rd February, 8:30pm onwards @The Library Pub
Exams are over, student loans are in and it’s bloody cold in those student houses! So you all have a perfect concoction of circumstances which justify coming along to a nice warm pub for your favourite tipple and a good old chinwag. Also the lovely Esther will take any orders for club buffs in case you have been massively suffering from buff envy recently.

***Sunday Hike to Brimham Rocks*** Sunday 7th February leaving 9am sharp at Parkinson Steps Cost £10
A beautiful local hike around Nidderdale which will feature some of the weirdest rock features you’re ever likely to see. There’s a Dancing Bear, an Eagle and an Indian’s Turban! Lots of opportunity to mess about on some rock while admiring the beautiful farmland around.

---Sign up for Brimham Rocks, Monday 1st February at 8pm---
Spaces will be available on a first come first serve basis and can be accessed via the link below at the above time:www.luu.org.uk/groups/hiking

***Winter weekend trip- Glencoe*** Thursday 11th February to Sunday 14th February
Our first winter weekend in Scotland. On this trip we're based around Ben Nevis, the Mamores, Aonach Eagach and Buchaille Etive Mor. Here you will be given the chance to learn and refresh winter skills and to complete some incredible routes. This is such a unique and rewarding opportunity and not one to miss! You must have attended the Winter Briefing in December & come on at least one weekend trip to be eligible for these trips.

If you would like to leave on Thursday and stay for three nights the cost is: £80
If you would like to leave on Friday and stay for two nights the cost is: £70

We ask for those coming on the trip to be at Cromer Terrace for 5:30pm in order to leave as promptly as possible.

***Glencoe Winter Trip Sign up*** Tuesday 2nd February at 8pm
Spaces for the Glencoe trip will be available on a first come first serve basis. Please remember that to come on this winter trip you must have attended our winter briefing in December and have attended at least one of our previous weekend trips to be eligible for a place. Make sure you select the correct day you would like to leave. A link to the shop is provided below: www.luu.org.uk/groups/hiking

***Crampon fitting for Glencoe trip*** Wednesday 3rd February- 1:30-2:30 in Rm3 of the Union
If you are lucky enough to get a place on our epic winter trip to Glencoe, we will be having a MANDATORY crampon fitting session this Wednesday in preparation for the trip. We have a lovely selection of crampons which we will loan to members, just remember to bring your winter boots along!

DATES FOR THE DIARY
To access the calendar and check out all of our events for semester two please click on this link: http://www.luuhc.com/calendar/

To find out about what kit you need for all trips (including winter), please click on this link: http://www.luuhc.com/kit-equipment/

Wishing you all a fab week!