30th Anniversary Information

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Thirtieth Anniversary Landing Page - see links below

Bagging Challenge

Announcing the Anniversary Bagging Challenge...

Following on from the successful Wainwrights challenge during the 25th anniversary year, our challenge for this year is…. The UK’s Historic County Tops (as defined in the Cicerone guidebook). It’s a very simple concept: between 1st October 2018 and 30th September 2019, we need someone to climb every one of the historic county tops and bag it in the name of CUHWC. Obviously, we’ll need a “summit selfie” as proof – the more entertaining the better. All the way from Brown Willy in Cornwall to Ronas Hill in Shetland, you’re never too far from a hill which needs climbing!

Club hero Ben Brunt has developed a Google Map to track our progress - you can see it here.

You can submit your bags on the form here. Pick your newest conquest from the list, and it'll be marked off on the map. You're very much encouraged to take a "summit selfie" which will immortalise your hillwalking exploits on the bagging map (see the photo linking guide below). Eyeing up an ascent but fancy some company? Why not post to the Discuss list or Facebook group and see if you pull a group together - particularly for the popular ones!

An attempt on Cambridgeshire’s summit top is planned for Sunday 21st October, so keep that day free if you want to come along – ice axes, harnesses and supplementary oxygen not required...

Happy bagging!

P.S. – David H promises a bottle of “good” whisky to whoever bags the Northern Isles duo…

Linking photos to your bagging report

Because of the awkwardness of Google FusionTables, links you submit must go directly to the image (jpeg), not to a Google Photos album or similar. Below are instructions on how to get a direct link for some common sites. If you run into difficulties, submit any working link to the album and I'll sort out the direct image linking when I get round to it.

Google Photos

Open your photo in Google Photos. Click the image to open in single-image view. Right-click and "copy image address" or open in new tab and copy the address. The direct link should be of the form "lhX.googleusercontent.com/...".

Google Drive

In Google Drive, choose "Get shareable link...". You must set "Anyone with the link can view" in order for the image to display on the map. A link of the form "drive.google.com/open?id=..." should be accepted by the form.

30th Anniversary Stash

The designs are finalised and the weaving looms ready – all we need now are your orders! We are offering a strictly limited pre-release run of 30th Anniversary t-shirts, exclusive to anyone who orders one, in time for (what should be) delivery before the end of term. The rear design for this t-shirt features the many great hillwalking destinations of Cambridgeshire, a veritable bucket list for any Cambridge hillwalker. This is also the first opportunity to order stash with the new CUHWC logo on it!

T-shirts are keenly priced at £11 each and orders MUST be placed and paid for before the end of 12th November: otherwise you will have to wait until February to get your t-shirt in the main run (this will be timed for the anniversary dinner but other t-shirts can be made available for anyone not going to the event). These t-shirts are being produced by Talking Ts and should be ready before the end of term – this can’t be guaranteed. Any questions? Contact cuhwc30(at)gmail(dot)com.

Order your t-shirts here!

30th Anniversary Trip

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Thirtieth Anniversary Weekend

The Thirtieth Anniversary Committee is pleased to invite CUHWC members, past and present, to celebrate 30 years of our club! Over the weekend of 15-17th February 2019, YHA Langdale will exclusively host over 100 CUHWC members and Duffers in a huge celebration. As well as two days of walking in the beautiful Langdale area of the Lake District, the evening of Saturday 16th will see a black-tie, all-inclusive, hillwalking-themed party on a scale not seen since… well, since the 25th anniversary!

Tickets are now on sale, with generously subsidised options available for current students. Student and adult tickets include a three-course meal designed and cooked specially for us by Bespoke Catering Cumbria, two nights’ accommodation at the spectacular YHA Langdale – a Victorian mansion - or Elterwater YH, and a souvenir issue of the 30th Anniversary Journal. The drinking tickets will come with an impressive, possibly even excessive, quantity of wines, spirits and local beers.

Because we think we are likely to exceed the bed capacity of YHA Langdale, we have also booked the nearby Elterwater hostel. To make sure we don’t spend a fortune on only hosting a few guests there, we have decided to operate a waiting list once Langdale is full: we will only confirm our booking with Elterwater once we have enough guests on the waiting list to make it viable. Book early to be sure of your place!

Update 1st November 2018: Langdale is currently full, with insufficient bookings to make Elterwater viable. We're still taking bookings, and will update you on the situation after the 10th November. This deadline is to make sure, if we need to, that we can cancel our Elterwater reservation without being charged...

We have reserved a number of spaces for people new to CUHWC. We'll allocate these places just after the end of term (ie early December) so freshers, please continue to sign-up, and indicate on the form that you're new!

To be sure of the celebration being affordable to loan-funded students, travel from Cambridge is included, as normal, in the trip price. We kindly ask for a contribution of £25 for others who wish to travel from Cambridge, including those in receipt of a PhD stipend. We will organise a car-sharing system in due course for others.

Finally, we plan to close ticket sales on 10th November. We look forwards to seeing as many of you as possible in February!

  • Infant: £35
  • Junior: £50
  • Student (non-drinking): £80
  • Student: £90
  • Adult (non-drinking): £110
  • Adult: £120

Book here via our webform!

(Because we are limited by total occupants rather than by beds, we have to charge for infants even if they are in a cot. The junior rate includes a child-friendly meal from the caterers, but no alcohol)

Additionally, for those who would find it easier, there is a possibility of paying by installments – please email cuhwc30@gmail.com for more information.

Bagging Challenge

County Tops coming soon!