Igloo trip and ski

Summary- Geàrr-iomradh

Andy says:

Hi Guys

It's that time of year and at last the snow has arrived, temperatures are dropping and the forecast for the weekend is no bad!


I've been in contact with Chris and still have to decide on Glen Affric or Carn Ban Mor/Great Moss for the Igloo Camping Trip location.

Glen affric is my preffered choice as the walk in is less arduous, snow is reliable and escape to lower levels much easier if severe weather sets in. However I need to confirm snow cover tomorrow but we had snow down to about 300m this morning in Glen Urquhart which suggests our normal build height in Glen Affric of about 2000 - 2500m will be fine. Road access is good.

The Great Moss has also been a favourite location in the past and does give a real sense of arctic wilderness so great for photos! There's sure to be snow but does require a longer trek in and more height gain. Could be a good choice for some skiing.

Let me know if you are still interested in the trip and also if either location is likely to be a problem if chosen. All are welcome to come either for skiing or day out on the hill and maybe help with the building.

The normal arrangement for the trip is for individuals to bring their own lunch and breakfast and any treats. I will bring pasta, sauce, mature cheddar, apple pies, cream, rolls, bacon,  butter, chorizo, cooker, pans and gas.

I'll need to know numbers for the catering so a prompt reply to confirm will be appreciated.

Last year was successful even with limited snow at the build site (see attached photos) and if this is your first trip have a look at the club trips on the Grand Shelters forum under the Trip Reports/Organisations section http://www.grandshelters.com/iglooforum.html

Let me know if you have any questions.




Àite-fuirich -Accommodation

We build our own accommodation out on the hill.  The Club has a special tool for this...

Time - Uair

Depart Inverness 0800 or meet at location at 0900.

Meeting location - Àite-coinneachaidh

Tesco Inshes, Inverness, at the recycling bins.  

Terrain - Talamh

Varied. Depends on snow conditions although Tom a' Choinnich and Toll Creagach are good locations.  

Distance - Astar

Depends on the route chosen.  We will be skiing with larger than normal packs.   

Ascent - Èiridh

Who knows....but expect ascents to the tops of Munros if conditions allow.  

Cost - Cosgais

Free although you will be expected to contribute to fuel costs for lifts.  

Contact - Leig fios

Andy Ince - see Programme


Event Properties

Event Date 03-02-2018
Event End Date 04-02-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 2 [View List]
Individual Price Free
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