We're running an extra Scottish winter trip this year due to member demand.
It's a slightly longer trip (Wednesday to Sunday) to make the journey to Scotland worthwhile.
The area is one of the UK's premier mountaineering areas, boasting many 'Munroes' as well as plentiful smaller hills and climbing crags.
If the weather plays ball you can expect spectacular views and memorable days out. There are many classic routes near the hostel and hundreds within a short drive, including Ben Nevis a half hour away.
Read more about other things to do in the area here:
So far it has been a mild winter, but the dangers of cold and exposure should not be underestimated. The weather can change abruptly and it will be mandatory to have sufficient winter kit with you. If you are going high, it may be necessary to use ice axes and crampons. If you have questions about this, please contact me (Rob) directly to talk about whether this trip would be suitable for you.
Maps - highly recommended you bring your own map (and compass):
OS Explorer 384 - Glen Coe and Glen Etive (1:25,000)
Harvey British Mountain Map - BMC - Ben Nevis and Glen Coe (1:40,000) (less detailed than OS but easier to manage)
We'll be staying at the bunkhouse at Glencoe Independent Hostel. Note this will not be as extensive as a full Scottish hostel and so the trip will have a 'cosier' feel to it
Self catering is available in the bunkhouse and I expect most people will do this. Sharing cooking is recommended to make the most of limited facilities. There are large supermarkets in Glasgow and Fort William. There is a pub serving food approx a 20 minute walk away
Please plan your journey carefully and contact me if you have questions.
Glencoe is approx a two hour drive north of Glasgow, a half hour south of Fort William or two hours south of Inverness.
There are trains to Glasgow, Fort William and indeed Inverness. Flying to Glasgow or Inverness is also a possibility. Car hire is available and car sharing is highly recommended for mobility in the area.
It is possible to get to the hostel by taking a bus from Fort William and walking 30-40 mins from the bus stop.
Live it - visit Scotland :)
One of the following payments is required for this meet at the time of booking.Glen Coe YHA £55.93