Your brand new meet sec has broken her computer or something, so she's speaking through me for this one, lots of info here so I'll take the liberty of summarising.
Sign up for both the Skye and Reiff meets is tomorrow at Dram. The sign up is only for minibus use/finding a car to hitch a lift in, money for the campsites is paid at the campsites to the campsites. If you have car space let Ellie know!
These are camping meets, you will need a tent or a friend with room in theirs!
Camping Meets at Skye and Reiff Evening all, know you're very busy with revision and exams so I'll try and keep this nice and succinct 🤓 If you want to know anything more about either of these meets, please pop a message to me (Ellie) and I'll promptly reply ☺️👍🏻 More info will follow this posting...
Skye Friday, 26th -- Monday, 29th May Camping at Sligachan costs £7.50 per person per night (£22.50 for all three nights). www.sligachan.co.uk/camping/
Reiff Friday, 2nd -- Sunday, 11th June Camping at Port a Bhaigh costs £7 per person per night (£63 for all nine nights). www.portabhaigh.co.uk/
Camping costs will be paid at the campsites, not at sign up, you only need to come to Dram if you need transported up there.
If you would like a place on either of these trips, it's £15 return for a seat on the minibus, which can be paid tomorrow night at usual sign up (9.30pm at Dram). The minibuses for each of these trips will be leaving at the earlier than usual time of 1.30pm.
You must be a fully paid up member of the club to get a seat on the minibus (GUMC fee and GUSA membership required). The current rate for GUSA is £40 for 5 months. A reduced rate is available for joining GUMC, please speak to David or Iain about this if you're interested 👍🏻
Car sharing In reply to those asking about spaces in cars, please can anyone that is making their own way there and has any spare seats kindly let me know. The cost of petrol/diesel will likely be a little more than £15 per person for most vehicles, so is worth using a fuel calculator to check the cost before offering to car share ☺️ ...
A five minute walk from the Sligachan Hotel is the Sligachan Campsite. For those who enjoy a taste of the great outdoors, the Sligachan Campsite is an ideal base from which to explore Skye and the Cuillins. This provision has been a popular camping spot since 1985. Facilities including hot showers a...
The Alps. Our annual trip to the alps is happening from 3rd to 17th of July. But you may have some burning questions such as “Where are we actually going?”, “How do we get there?”, “Will there be club gear?”, “Chicken Nuggets?”
== Where we are going? == VAL DI MELLO. More specifically we will be staying at Ground Jack campsite (groudjack.it). No need to book it in advance. The campsite guy is offering us €10 a night per person all inclusive. Which depending on the tents size/number of people in it is a saving of €6 a night.
== How do I get there? == UPDATE: We have decided to give up on the bus to allow people to buy flights whilst they are still reasonably priced.
All travel to the alps is organised individually. You can either fly, train, drive or walk - it’s up to you! It’s pretty easy to travel from Milan to the campsite. With a train getting you most of the way there then a bus taking you up the valley. This should be super helpful in your planning: www.rome2rio.com/s/Glasgow/Via-Val-di-Mello-23010-Val-Masino-SO-Italy
== What should I bring? == It really depends on what you are wanting to do. There is a page on the website describing many things that you could bring (gumclub.co.uk/gear/alpine-climbing/) but if you are really unsure ask someone in the committee. The guide book which covers the sport in the area is creatively called “Val Di Mello” and is available in either Italian or German!
The club gear will not be in the Alps. If you wish to borrow anything get in contact with Ruadhan soon.
== Insurance == I hear helicopters are expensive. So get some insurance. See aacuk.org.uk/membership/ or www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/. Your choice basically depends on whether or not you want to insure your transport and stuff. I believe that you need your Mountaineering Scotland number for BMC insurance so if you want this please get in contact with Iain or myself (David).
== Chicken Nuggets? == I don’t know. But there has been talk of a chip pizza which sounds like more carbs than anyone could possibly dream for. ...