We already have twenty nine participants confirmed and so there are only a few places left for our annual and ever popular, 6th annual winter gathering in the Scottish Highlands from February 11 to 15 offering walking at all levels from ice and snow climbing to lower level rambling. Ray Creaney is again organising a special introductory winter climb of Ben Nevis for those who have not been up this famous mountain before. The climb is non-technical and just requires reasonably good fitness and an ability to walk correctly in crampons. Ray has offered to take the group for practice walks in the meantime and it is also hoped to arrange crampon practice. If you might be interested you can get further information from Ray at 086 3202633.
Also a reminder that on Bank Holiday Monday, Jan 2nd, you have an opportunity to get the New-year off on the right foot with a special introductory low level walk leaving from outside Cashel Firestation at 11am led by Ray Creaney. This walk to a mountain lake is aimed primarily at those who have little experience of hill walking, but would like to give it a go. All you have to do is turn up in Cashel at 11am (opposite the fire station) with a rucksack containing a hat and gloves, rainwear, small lunch, hot drink, spare fleece and sturdy trainers or walking shoes. Leaving at the same time from Cashel, there will also be higher-level hill walk with Ollie Walsh.