Dear HMC members
Its our usual monthly gathering on Tuesday 27th January at the Three Horseshoes starting at 8.30pm.
Our first event at the end of January is now fully booked up, however the YHA still has some places available. If you have missed out on a place through the HMC, you can contact the Castleton YHA directly and book yourself a place. The link to the YHA website is below
Our second event at the Wasdale Murt Camping Barn is also now fully booked. However, there are several accommodation options for any members wishing to go to Wasdale for the weekend. The Wasdale Inn provides accommodation at the head of the valley. There is also the Wasdale YHA at the south western end of Wasdale Lake which may also have accommodation available.
Back in 2010, the HMC had avery successful Annual Dinner at ‘Caffi Gwynant’ Bethania, Nantgwynant, Caernarfon, Gwynedd. LL55 4NL a short walk from the Snowdonia Centre at the foot of the Watkin Pat. The plan is to repeat this for 2015. In order to assess the viability of this event and to book the venue in good time, I would encourage all members who wish to go on this event to sign up as soon as possible. Please click here to book your place on the event
Details about the restaurant can be found using the link here: http://www.cafesnowdon.co.uk/
Glen Coe is perhaps Scotland’s most famous and most scenic glen. Glen Coe has hillwalking, mountaineering, rock climbing, and skiing. It could be a combination of winter and/or spring conditions at this time of year. Staying at the Glen Coe SYHA accommodation only . Also it is a short walk away from the famous climbers pub, the Clachaig Inn which is well worth one, if not several visits!
Booked to arrive Thursday and leave Tuesday; over lapping Easter weekend, so hopefully avoiding Bank Holiday traffic at each end to make a good worthwhile trip. Click here to book on the event
The HMC membership fee from the start of 2015 will be £22. If you are renewing your membership for 2015, fees can be made by:
– e-bank transfer to the HMC account – please notify the treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the secretary (email@example.com) by email
– sending a cheque made payable to the Hertfordshire Mountaineering Club (not HMC) to the treasurer or secretary.
– cash given to committee members at the pub socials.
Please note that if any of your contact or address details have changed over the last 12 months, please complete a HMC membership form providing your new details and send it to the Secretary together with your membership fee. Membership forms can be downloaded from here http://www.thehmc.co.uk/membership/
As a demonstration of support for our mountain rescue services in 2015, the HMC is offering the option to make an additional discretionary contribution of £3 as part of the membership renewal which will be given to a nominated mountain rescue charity. The contribution will be entirely optional. If you wish to make a contribution please add £3 to your membership fee.
All the best