HIKING WEEKLY NEWS - 15th February 2016

Hello one and all!

Well I’ve seen some amazing pictures of this weekend’s winter trip to Glencoe, along with some quotes along the lines of “the best time of my entire life”. So hopefully our next winter trip will be just as epic!

COMING UP THIS Week...

***ELLIS BRIGHAM ICE CLIMBING in MANCHESTER*** Wednesday 17th Feb 6-10pm at their Deansgate store in Manchester (not the other one!)

Don’t forget if you have bought a ticket for the ice climbing session, it’s this week or next week depending on which session you have booked for. There may be some tickets left for both sessions if you are interested and haven’t yet purchased a ticket from our shop. You can follow the link below. Price £10

www.luu.org.uk/groups/hiking

All the gear is provided, you just need to bring some warm clothes and a spare pair of socks for afterwards.

Please note that this does NOT include train costs. You will need to make travel arrangements separately. Have a look on our Facebook group and there may be a group organising a meeting point in Leeds so you can go over together. If not we will just see you in Manchester at the wall.

***Wednesday Social/Beirkeller night out*** – 17th February, 8:30pm onwards @ The Library Pub

Well Dave and Jordan have pulled out all the stops this week to beat the winter blues. Come along to the Library pub for a pint and a burger to line the stomach and then we will be heading into town at about 8:45pm to go the Beirkeller. It’s a great venue in the vaults of an old fancy building and we can dance on the benches to some amazing tunes! If you are coming to Beirkeller and you want food first it might be a good idea to come to the pub earlier for some food you will only have about 10 mins to eat.

***Sunday Hike to Crowden- Peak District*** Sunday 21st February 2016 9am Parkinson Steps

For the final two hikes of the Broomby Administration we’re off to the north of the Dark Peak in the search of some scrambles. It is told in the legend “Scrambles of the Dark Peak” that those who dare venture off the path on the treacherous Bleaklow are rewarded with some fine scrambles! Come and join us on our quest for some dry rock! Note there will be hikes for all abilities!

---Crowden Sunday Hike Sign Up--- Monday 15th February at 8pm Cost £10

Sign up will be from 8pm tonight on the Hiking Shop page which can be accessed by the link below:

www.luu.org.uk/groups/hiking

***Cairngorms winter Trip Sign-up*** Tuesday 16th February from 8pm

Once again we will be travelling up to Scotland for some epic hikes in winter conditions. We’ll be conquering mountains such as: such as Cairngorm, Creag Meagaidh and Meall Buchaille in the Cairngorms National Park.

The trip will be running from Friday 26th February- Monday 29th February with the option of staying either two nights or three.

Cost: £80 Fri-Mon / £70 Fri-Sun

Tickets can be bought using the link below from 8pm on Tuesday:

www.luu.org.uk/groups/hiking

PLEASE NOTE- That to be able to come on this winter trip, you need to have been on one of our weekend trips before and also have attended our winter briefing session back in December. This is for the safety of the group and more importantly your own safety

DATES FOR THE DIARY...

***DOLOMITES SUMMER TRIP SIGN UP***

As you all know this year the international trip is to the Dolomites! We will be going from 19th August- 2nd September 2016. Our initial sign up for the trip will be next Tuesday 23rd February via the online shop with an initial deposit of £50. A further email exclusively for the international trip is currently being put together by trip sec Roy with the finer details and will be sent out later this week, so don't send me any emails with questions until you have read the email!

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/

Have a jolly good week!