2020 Day Meet Programme published

Our programme of day meets for 2020 has now been published on our website at https://ancrummountaineeringclub.wordpress.com/2020-day-meets/ Day meets are the last weekend of the month, usually the Sunday but occassionally on the Saturday. Meets are to a general area and it is up to the members attending as to exactly which hill / walk is …

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George Sharkey RIP

It is with great sadness that we need to advice our members of the passing away of club member George Sharkey. We understand that George (63) had been unwell for a short time prior to his death. Although it has been some time since he attended a club meet he was still active in the …

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Onich meet

Hi Folks, As the weather continues its’ merry dance between warm, cold, snow, rain, winds and back to perishing cold, perhaps your thoughts are turning to the hills and a weekend away with the Ancrum?  This coming weekend sees the Ancrum March Weekend Meet, 15th- 17th March. This month we are going to the Alex …

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Skye – Sligachan Bunkhouse

Hi Folks, It’s February, and  an Ancrum Member’s fancy turns to thoughts of the lovely sunny days of  spring, and the May long weekend meet. This year the Ancrum long weekend trip is back to Skye, going to a different venue, The Sligachan Bunkhouse,  http://www.sligachanselfcatering.com/the-woodhouse for the weekend  3rd- 6th May. The bunkhouse is near the Sligachan …

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Step up to Winter – FREE illustrated talk

The Ancrum is delighted to be hosting one of this year's FREE Mountain Aid winter safety talks. The speaker for the evening is Dave "Heavy" Whalley who was a member of the RAF Mountain Rescue for 36 years. He was the Team Leader of RAF Leuchars, RAF Kinloss and Deputy Team leader at RAF Valley in …

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Fred Conacher snr – some sad news

Fred Conacher senior, one of our long time members has passed away.  He was an active member for many years and only ceased hillwalking due to knee surgery.  He served for many years on the club's committee and much enjoyed the social life. In particular he will be remembered for his excellent gluvine making skills …

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Day meet phone-in change

Hi everyone, A wee change as a result of the recent AGM (held in the Glenbrittle Hut at the foot of the Skye Cullin). The Thursday night phone-in person for Sunday day meets will now be Dave T rather than Iain. Iain will remain as the contact person for Tuesday night phone-in for the weekend …

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Skye meet

A wee note from Karen, our hardworking meets secretary, re the forthcoming Skye long weekend. Hi Folks, It’s February, and  an Ancrum Member’s fancy turns to thoughts of the lovely sunny days of  spring, and the May long weekend meet. This year the Ancrum long weekend trip is to Skye, to the  Glen Brittle Memorial …

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2018 weekend meets

Our 2018 weekend meet programme is now available at https://ancrummountaineeringclub.wordpress.com/2018-weekend-meets/. Please note that some meets are still subject to confirmation of the accommodation booking. 2018 day meet programme available at https://ancrummountaineeringclub.wordpress.com/2018-day-meets/.            

A wee note from Karen re this weekend

Hi Folks, We now have nine hardy souls coming along to the Christmas Weekend, Santa and his Helper are very pleased indeed. It should be good fun J There are still three spaces available if anyone has a last minute rush of blood to the head/ wants to see Santa and his Helper, and can now come …

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