If you need picking up from Lenton you should have ticked the box on the sign up sheet or
10 am on Thursday 29th December 2005 .
The cost of the trip will be £130 (Cheques to “U of NSU (MPS)” or cash) - please bring them with you to the signup. This is the only way to ensure you get on a trip.
We will leave from Newtonmore about 10am on Thursday 5th January and so be back at uni at around 8pm.
On week long trips there is always the opportunity for bothying or camping so take note of the extra items of kit you may need.
A whole day out on the hill means taking loads of food and drink. There will be a supermarket in Newtonmore however there may not be time to visit it before the walks on Friday so bring enough to last.
Snacks for the journey up are nice.
Food for the mountains needs to be easily eaten – sandwiches/meat loaf, chock bars and apples/oranges are easy to eat.
Minimum of 4 sandwiches, cakes/chocolate, raisons/nuts, lots of fruit
Minimum of 2 litres of drink per walk not including a few chocolate bars and nuts for emergency rations.
The drive up can be boring and so a book/personal stereo/DVD player might be a good idea.
A pillow can make sleeping easier.
The kit normally goes on the roof of the bus so make sure it is fully water proofed.
If you have any questions about kit ask any of the committee. DO NOT turn up without ESSENTIAL KIT. Please also check out the kit list page.
Waterproof jacket (with hood and large enough to put a helmet over)
Waterproof trousers (long zips to get over boots in a hurry)
Warm Gloves (If not waterproof then 2 or 3 pairs)
Warm Hat (Ears covered, if not waterproof then a spare one too)
Walking boots (Rocky and boggy terrain – should be fully waterproof with good ankle support)
Walking trousers (Quick drying. Some people prefer leg zip offs)
T-shirt (wicking) (Helly/ dry flow)
Warm layer 1 (thin fleece)
Warm layer 2 (thick fleece/ jumper/ down jacket/ softie)
Head Torch (One with a halogen bulb is good but L.E.D.s are ok if you can walk over rough terrain with them)
Rucksack with waterproof liner (About 35 – 45L. Ortleib liners are very good but 2 or 3 strong bin liners should be ok)
Water Container (About 2L)
Spare clothes (If you fall in a stream you probably won’t get them dry for the walk on Sunday)
Emergency rations (Chocolate bars, nuts, raisons)
Sleeping Bag (The bunkhouse should have heaters so only need a 1 or 2 season)
Goggles (You cannot see if it is windy and hailing. Goggles don’t need to be expensive – about £25).
If bothying or camping
Stove, fuel, pot, scrubber, etc
4 Season sleeping bag
Roll Mat / Equivalent
Spare head torch batteries
Your Own Map - The Maps for Newtonmore are OS Landranger 34, 35, 36, 41, 42 and 43.
Beer / Food money
Wash Kit - I'd call this pretty damned essential on a weeks trip! - Fabian
Your Own Whistle (Preferably not metal or with a ball in)
Your Own Compass (Silva Expedition 4)
Gaiters (Must have a strong under boot material and preferably crampon proof)
Your Own Survival Bag (Sturdy plastic not one which will only last one use)