Glencoe is the home of Winter Climbing in Scotland, where local legend Hamish Macinnes invented the first technical ice axe, the “Terrordactyl”, so called as rumour has it he would wave it at terrified visiting mountain bikers who believed it to be an acceptable winter activity. Anyway, I digress
In Glencoe you will find classic mountaineering objectives like Curved Ridge or the epic Aonach Eagach, multiple Munro summits or classic hard mixed test pieces like Central Grooves, Unicorn, and the Clachaig Table Traverse. Of course if conditions are fickle the more reliable venues of Ben Nevis and Aonoch Mor are only a short drive away, as are the lower lying ice climbs of Beinn Udlaid if we are blessed with a cold snap We will be staying in the newly refurbished Heart of Glencoe Hostel (formerly the Glencoe Independent Hostel, now under new ownership), where we have 16 beds in the bunkhouse and an additional 8 split between two caravans. Each caravan has a double room and a twin so let me know if you specifically want to book the double room or a single in one of the caravans. Otherwise you will be allocated a spot in the bunkhouse.
The cost is £150 per person payable to the usual account, using the payment reference GLENCOE. Please contact me when you book on and with any room requests.
Meet organiser: Andrew Marshall