Been before? A few things may be slightly different this time. Take a read.

This includes

  • the plan
  • what to bring
  • where to drive to

Key people:

  • Trip director: Antonio
  • Breakfast & Lunch co-ordinator: Mark
  • Evening meal chef: Adrian
  • Breakfast Marshal: Heather
  • Lunch Marshal: Halina
  • Evening Meal Washing Up Marshal: Roosa & Jess
  • Buddy Co-ordinator: Miguel
  • Lift Sharing co-ordinator: Matt
  • Venue co-ordinator: Tom Rowley / Tim / Antonio
  • Gear co-ordinator: Matt
  • Climbing/Activity Co-ordinators: David
  • Trip reporter: all of you

Covid-19

Please be encouraged to take Lateral Flow Tests and play it safe - don't come if you have symptoms. Let's keep the Clan safe. <3

I need a lift?

Matt will be in touch to arrange lift sharing.

What to expect from the weekend

Times are all subject to change, and are mainly for illustration and to start conversation.

Friday

We'll arrive Friday night - you'll need to sort your own dinner out.

21:00 make packed lunches for tomorrow

22:00 Make some plans, have a few drinks and a giggle and go to bed.

Saturday

We'll have breakfast together, and then head off outside.

We'll return to the hut for food together, and drinks... and to make lunch and plans for Sunday.

07:30Breakfast people get up and start breakfast
08:00Breakfast
09:00Washing Up
09:30leave hut
16:00Return to hut
16:10tea and showers
17:30Dinner prep start
19:00Dinner
22:00Washing Up
22:45Lunch material prep
23:00Lunch Making
23:45Lunch making teardown

Sunday

We'll have breakfast together, clean and empty the hut, and head off out.

After Sunday's activities, everyone will head home.

07:30Breakfast people get up and start breakfast
08:00Breakfast
Clear bedrooms
Clear living room, Have cleaned bedrooms
10:00Clear kitchen, showers
10:30Leave hut
11:00Activities
17:00Head for home

The hut

The hut has toilets, showers, power, bunks, cooking facilities, fresh drinking water. It may not have signal at all on some networks. It may have WiFi. There aren’t big shops nearby. We will have to bring everything with us.

What are the plans? What if the weathers bad?

We'll figure out all plans the night before in the hut.

What should I bring?

Key:
normal text: things you definitely need
italic: optional things you might like to have

Sleeping things

  • Sleeping bag (mummy style sleeping bags with a hood are best in the UK)
  • Pillow
  • Slippers? (see below)
  • Earplugs and eyemask (other people can be loud, can snore and this may help you sleep better)

Climbing Gear

If you’re hoping to climb, you’ll need your own gear - there isn’t anywhere to hire it for. At a minimum - you’ll need:

  • Harness
  • Helmet (this needs to be a climbing helmet, kayaking, snowboarding, cycling helmets are designed to protect you from different things)
  • Belay device & karabiner
  • Climbing shoes

Really helpful things to have, even if you’re not leading

If you have any of these things, bring them:

  • extra karabiners
  • some or all of a trad rack
  • half ropes
  • a 50 or 60m rope
  • relevant guidebooks

If you're a trad leader, you should know what to bring (everything!).

Outdoor clothes

The weather and time of year is important to think about, but this is the British Isles, we have to plan for all weathers at all times of year.

  • Outdoor trousers (not denim or jeans of any type)
  • comfortable climbing top
  • underwear
  • waterproof top and bottom
  • an extra warm layer
  • hiking boots
  • thick socks for hiking in
  • gloves + spare gloves
  • a full change of clothes back at camp (for being around the hut)
  • an extra warm layer for belaying
  • hat
  • buff / scarf
  • swimming costume(!)

General outdoor gear

There is often a walk to any climbing, maybe even a bit of a hike. It’s good to be equipped in case we’re outside longer than expected.

  • Small rucksack (25-40 litre)
  • headtorch
  • water bottle (at least 1 litre)
  • tupperware lunchbox for sandwiches
  • spare batteries
  • suncream
  • sunglasses
  • themos flask
  • midge net / insect repellent
  • first aid kit with plasters, hay fever medication, painkillers
  • phone charger and cable
  • book / cards / headphones
  • walkie-talkies

Washing

  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • toiletries
  • all medication you need
  • towel

Food

Almost all meals are included in the trip price, and will be tailored to your dietary requirements - specifically:

  • Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
  • Packed lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Evening meal on Saturday

We already have your dietary requirements from the signup form, and everyone will be catered for. If the chefs on this trip have any questions or queries, they'll be in touch directly.

Where am I driving to?

You are headed precisely to here, but read on for a second.

Agnes Spencer Memorial Hut

Parking

There is parking adjacent to the hut for approximately eight cars.

Parking is a sensitive matter and hut users are asked to strictly follow the parking instructions issued with hut bookings and on display in the hut. We must not use parking reserved for neighbouring properties.

If you're first to arrive

If you are the first one there, or likely to be - please message Antonio directly for info of how to get inside.

Where to sleep

We have the hut to ourselves, and we don't segregate on perceived differences, put your sleeping bag in a bunk to reserve that as your place to sleep.

Questions

Got any questions? Suggestions? Not sure if something you have is suitable? Ask in the group chat and we’ll reply super quickly - always happy to clarify things.

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