We are delighted to be able to publish the calendar for the 2023/24 season and are looking forward to some good skiing and camaraderie.
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Safer ski touring
All participants on Scottish meets are responsible for ensuring that they are adequately equipped and experienced to take responsibility for themselves in the mountain environment. This should include adequate clothing, emergency equipment, transceiver, shovel and probe (as required by the conditions). In addition they should familiarise themselves with the forecast weather and avalanche conditions and plan their outings accordingly.
Unguided meets operate on the basis of "participative leadership". This involves self-responsibility in risk management, a collaborative ethos of consensus-building, good group communication, teamwork and working together. All participants are encouraged to play an active role in the team by working together, communicating with others and helping to build consensus around team objectives and conditions. Exercising a duty of care to others in the group and to other ski tourers at a level commensurate with your own current skill and experience level is also important.
Participants should familiarise themselves with the Leading Meets in Scotland guidance. In addition, the group might wish to use the Scottish Route Card, to leave an external contact, details of intended route plus the names and "In Case of Emergency" contact details of the participants.
|What's App Group for weather watchers and late planning - mostly day trips||Emilia Crighton||Available||Our Scottish WhatsApp Group continues again and useful for knowledge of conditions and meeting up with other members when conditions are ripe.|
|to||Ochils Mountaineering Hut, Crianlarich||Paul Cook||Full||Staying at a climbing club hut in Crianlarich; a good venue for many of the hills in the immediate vicinity, down to Loch Lomond and towards Bridge of Orchy. And the hut is only a short walk from the train station.|
|to||Mountaineering skills for ski tourers||hannah burrows smith||Full||2 day Cairngorms based training|
|to||Mill Cottage - Cairngorms||Luke Stevens||2 Places Left||Based in Feshiebridge this is a great base for the Feshie Hills and not far to Cairngorm or the Monadliadh Hills.|
|to||Mountaineering skills for ski tourers||Hannah-Burrows Smith||Full||New dates being planned for 6th/7th January 2024. Looking mountaineering skills that may prove useful for ski touring.|
|to||Dinner Meet - Newtonmore||Tim Winther||Available||If you have not been before the dinner meet is a wonderful social occasion and you even get two days on the hills - no matter the conditions people get out and about.|
|to||Corrour||Chris Watkins||Available||After a number of years gap we are returning to the wonderful Coire Odhar - superb accommodation in a fantastic location on the shore of Loch Ossian.|
|to||Ardverikie South of Loch Laggan in estate cottage. Up to four nights possibly with ski camp||Alan Sloan||Full||Short Description: Self-catering based at estate cottage for six. Touring in Ardverikie and Ben Alder “Forests” or via A86 to locations with more snow. Potential for ski camp one or two nights.|
|to||Improver / refresher skills training weekend Cairngorms||Jonathon Preston IFMGA||Full||Aimed at ski tourers who are developing their alpine touring skills or for those who would benefit from a refresher.|
|to||Bunkhouse at Rothiemurchus Lodge - Glenmore, Cairngorm||Mike Thewlis||Available||After a successful meet last year we are returning to Rothiemurchus Lodge - direct access to the Larig Ghru and Braeriach and hills beyond.|
|to||Mar Lodge||Andy Came||Available||Stay in luxury at this historic NTS property on Royal Deeside. Always a popular meet with some great ski-ing in previous years.|
|to||Ski Performance||Gillian Parker /Alison Thacker||Available||Based in the Ciarngorms, Alison and Gillian are once again providing us with two days of off piste training.|
|to||Camping - awesome guaranteed, snow not!||Angus Armstrong||Available||The camping meet allows participants to be flexible and seek out the best snow for an adventure into the hills.|
|to||Roybridge ....( where else?)||Neil Thompson||Available||A late season meet with lots to do including skiing, biking, walks etc. Within easy reach of B.Nevis and the grey corries etc|