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Duffers New Year 2012-2013

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Trip List

Monadh Liath

  • Michael Fordham
  • Ian Patrick
  • Emma Fleetwood
  • Caroline Hepburn
  • Alex Pericleous
  • Lucy Wright
  • Dave Farrow
  • Jo Smith
  • David Pettit
  • Ruth Pettit
  • Alex Tuck
  • Ausma Termanis
  • David Crosse
  • Gordon Williams
  • Marianne Park


post house

Location

We are staying at the Post House in Kingussie.

http://www.theposthouse.co.uk/ http://www.lhhscotland.com/property?id=2512L

Dates

Saturday 29th December (arrive) to Saturday 5th January (depart)

Possible extensions

  • Michael - will travel up on Thursday 27th December, with Dave and Jo

  • Michael, Dave, Jo, David and Ruth booked into Aviemore SYHA for nights of 27th and 28th

Transport

  • Michael - driving from Cambridge. Giving Dave and Jo a lift on the way up. Getting a train back to Cambridge on 2 Jan
  • Jo - borrowing Michael's car when he leaves early. Driving to Seathwaite on Sat 5 Jan, then to Cambridge on the 6th. Giving Dave a lift to Glasgow.
  • Lucy - driving from Woking and back to Cambridge. Happy to give people a lift for some or all of the journey in either or both directions - email me if you would like a lift from somewhere on/near the route. Update: Caroline and Alex P are coming with me in both directions. There is one more space in the car comfortably, or two if you don't mind the middle seat.
  • DP - driving from Saltash via Derby and Carnforth, and back to Derby via Carnforth. Travelling with Ruth. Room for a couple more passengers if anyone's travelling from near our route.
  • DC - travelling by train. Arriving in Kingussie at 22:22 on 29th Dec, leaving at 08:42 on 5th Jan
  • Ian & Emma - Driving up from Sheffield and back to Durham
  • Alex & Ausma - driving down from the far north on Sunday 30th Dec (arriving some time in the evening), driving back to Edinburgh on or around Friday (to prepare for PhD viva :( )

Food and alcohol

  • Jo is doing general coordination of food and shopping
  • Caroline and Alex P are doing the New Year meal

Please see separate food/shopping page here

Routes

David's bagging list:

  • Meall Chuaich
  • Carn Dearg (Monadhliath) and its three Munro Tops
  • Geal Charn (Monadhliath)
  • Carn an Fhreiceadain
  • The four Munro Tops of Sgor Gaoith (Glen Feshie)

Guidebooks

Michael will bring:

  • SMC Hillwalkers' Guide, The Munros (SMC)
  • Steve Kew, Walking the Munros, Volumes 1 and 2 (Cicerone)
  • Mike Pescod, Winter Climbs: Ben Nevis and Glen Coe (Cicerone)
  • Allen and Blair Fyffe, Winter Climbs in the Cairngorms (Cicerone)

David will bring:

  • Munro (SMC), Corbett (SMC) and Graham (Dempster) guidebooks
  • Marilyn and HuMP books
  • All relevant Landranger maps

Not exactly a guidebook, but Jo might actually get round to bringing a 'Duffers' Trip Book' this year...

Ceilidh?

Are we having one? Seems a shame not to make use of the 40ft sitting room...