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Please ensure you are fully equipped for any conditions.  The return times are estimates, which can be rather vague in inclement conditions or if we have rerouted.  If any walk is cancelled early enough the details will appear on the website, usually the home page.  Otherwise a decision will be made at the normal meeting time.

 

The absence of a date does NOT mean that nothing will be programmed.

 

I am scheduling some climbing and abseiling sessions, starting off in Drimmie Wood for confidence boosters.  We may also visit Kirrie Quarry which will be climbing, and I'm starting to plan dates for camping expeds, though this depends on a minibus driver!

 

Life's demerits

 

 

Date Location NGR km Asc Dep Rtn LGE
22 May   No Walk            
26 May   Community Market            
27 May   Alyth Guild Climbing Wall staff training opportunity at Pitcrocknie
29 May   No Walk            
30 May - 3 June   Angus Walking Festival       09:30    
12 June   Mount Battock NO549843 13.8 689  098:30 18:00 19 
16 June ?   Alyth Show            
19 June                
?   Camping            
23 June   Community Market            
14 July ?   Kirrie Show            
                 
?   Climbing/Abseiling            
?   Camping            
28 July   Community Market            
12 Aug?   Ale Festival            
25 August   Community Market            
2 Sept   Blair Highland Games            
8 Sept M McL last Munro (3rd Round) Ben Mor (Mull) 7-9 Sept?    
14 - 16 Sept   Blairgowrie Walking Festival          
22 September   Community Market            
                 
                 

 

15 May  

Meall Tarsuinn

(about the same degree of hardness as Ben Lawers!)

NN876296 13.8 408 09:30 19:00 16.9
8 May   The Crock NO226633  11.8 374 09:30 15:45 14.1
1 May The D NN995367 11.6 383 09:30 16:15 14.6
28 April   Community Market Thanks to Pat, Hugh, Marjory, Hanne, John, June Jeremy
23 April   Camping Cockbridge - Gairnshiel 24.2 632   24 April  
17 April Glen Quharity NO286621 10.2 352 09:30 16:00 12.0
10 April Creag a Choire NN916571 8.9 358 09:30 15:30 11.8
3 April   Dog Hillock NO286794 8.0 463 09:30 16:45 14.4
27 March   Badalair NO453825 10.6 400 09:30 16:30 13.0
20 March   Eskielawn NO273664 10.4 357 09:30 15:30 12.5 
13 March Glas Maol NO166765 6.6 428 09:30 15:00 9.8
8 March International Women's Day Badandun Hill - linear   8 485  09:30  15:00app   
6 March   Glenmarkie NO239656 13.3 323 09:30 16:30 12.5 
27 February   Cairn Corse/Corwharn NO287648 8.2 430 09:30 15:30 14.2
20 February Hill of Adenaich NO304652 8.3 353 09:30 14:30 10.9
13 February   Glen Markie (last rebait) NO239656 13.2 377 09:30 16:15 16.7
30 January   Glen Markie NO239656 13.2 377 09:30 16:15 16.7
16 January Mowat's Seat NO476679 10 402 09:30 15:15 12.5
9 January Cairn of Barns  NO322711 8.9 465 09:30 15:30 11.6 
2 January   Glen Markie NO239656 16.3 377 09:30 16:15 16.7
                 
                 

 

 

A limited number of Ice Axes (6.00 per day) and Crampons (7.50 per day) are available for loan.  Your boots must be at least 4 season standard and fairly stiff, with a good tread.  Lightweight fabric 2 or 3 season boots are NOT suitable.  You will be given training in using this equipment. 

 

The Very Strenuous (V)  walks will be arduous and will include significant steep and rough ground both up as well as down and a high degree of fitness, confidence and commitment will be needed.  The charge per walk for these will be 8 per person, and may vary depending on the distance travelled, subject to agreement.  The charge for the 'normal' Strenuous walks remains at 5 per person.

 

The cut off point for changing from normal Tuesday strenuous walks to the Very Strenuous is relatively arbitrary and defines a step change in degree of exertion required, the limits are based on overall ascents of over 800m and a 'level ground equivalence' of 25.  Apart from the length, height and more challenging ground what adds to the difficulty is the travel time away from home.  But some Very Strenuous walks are easier than others, please discuss with me before committing yourself.  More information is available on the fitness note which is relevant reading for those aspiring to do the Very Strenuous walks.

 

 

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