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Easter Newsletter 2

Hi!

This week: details of how to sign up for our Mystery Trip. Plus, places are available on our scrambling course.

  1. Mystery Trip
  2. Scrambling Course
  3. Club brunch

[Redacted] Hut, in [Redacted], 12th to 14th May

I can't tell you where we're going for our first weekend trip of term, but I can tell you that the surrounding hills are great- I've been nearby a couple of times, and a few are almost like family :-). We’ll leave Cambridge around 17:30 on Friday the 12th May and be back well before midnight on Sunday the 14th. The hut has 17 places, and the trip fee is £42.

As a trial, we'll be running a new type of sign-up for this trip- just e-mail me (cuhwcpresident@gmail.com) before 6p.m. on Sunday the 7th May, saying that you'd like to come and including your name. You can also include the names of up to 2 other people you'd like to come with. Make sure you and anyone you list can make it, since signing up is a commitment to take up any place we offer. If circumstances change, so that you can no longer come, let us know by e-mail asap. We'll assign places at random, with either everyone in a group getting a place or no-one (with the same chance as any individual signing up) and will let you know if you've got a place on Sunday evening. Anyone who has a place and drops out a) will have to pay for it unless we manage to find a replacement, and b) will have lower priority on the next trip for which they sign up, halving their chance of getting a place.

If you've any questions about kit, check the website for our kit list and list of what you can borrow. If that doesn't help then e-mail our Safety Officer, Callum.

If you've any general questions, there's basic trip information on our website. If that doesn't help, feel free to drop me an email.

Scrambling course on Ennerdale trip, 10th to 11th June. Sign-up deadline 8th May

A few places are still available on our scrambling course, which will take place over our weekend trip to Ennerdale in the Lake District. Scrambling covers the ground between walking uphill and roped climbing in fixed pitches, and involves using your hands and feet to make your way over rough ground. It's great fun, essential to reach a number of summits in the UK (e.g. Snowdonia's Tryfan, Skye's Am Basteir), and an important step to full mountaineering. The course will be adapted to participants' experience, but can be expected to cover short roping, running belays, and other important ways to ensure safety on harder scrambles. Participants are guaranteed a place on the Ennerdale trip, and we anticipate the cost to be £60. E-mail our safety officer Callum (cuhwc-safety@srcf.net) to sign up or to be put in touch with previous attendees, who can answer any specific questions you might have.

Club brunch at Pembroke, 11.15 Saturday 6th May

A number of us are headed to Pembroke for their excellent (and very good value) brunch on Saturday. Come along to say hi, chat about trips, the Club or the hills in general. Our pub meets, each Thursday from 21:30 at the Castle Inn, of course continue as always.


Best wishes,

Matt Arran

Co-President