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This popular winter climbing weekend will again be based at the excellent Corran bunkhouse, which is within easy reach of the major climbing centres in Glen Coe, Ben Nevis, Aonach Mor and Creag Meagaidh. Excellent ski mountaineering options are also available in the area, but this is primarily a climbing meet. There are 19 places available on the nights of Friday 1st/Saturday 2nd March 2019. If there is sufficient interest, it should be possible to extend the meet and/or to book places for nights preceding the Friday, to offer extra value for those travelling long distances. Please contact the organiser for further details and a summary of the aims of and requirements for the meet. Bookings will not be accepted unless some none-too-onerous minimum requirements are met.
Corran Bunkhouse, a few miles south of Fort William (www.corranbunkhouse.co.uk). A comfortable upmarket bunkhouse with many twin bedded rooms, plus a larger room. Linen provided, good self-catering facilities, free WiFi, pub within walking distance that does good food.
Getting there and away:
The bunkhouse is situated just off the A82, close to the Corran Ferry slipway. Plentiful parking. It may be possible to arrange shared transport amongst the attendees. Alternatively, buses from Glasgow (both city and airport) stop on the main road nearby, and it would also be possible to get a train to Fort William and then a bus south.
The bunkhouse costs £23 per person per night (still good value). Places must be reserved before 1st February 2019 by sending a cheque payable to ‘Corran Accommodation Ltd’ for £46 to Roger Everett, 93 Norse Road, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9EF, or by bank transfer to Roger (details available on request). Early booking is recommended as the meet frequently becomes over-subscribed. Late booking may be possible. Cancellations before 1st February will be refunded in full, afterwards it depends of whether the space can be re-allocated.