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Who we are

About Glasgow Glenmore Club Our Meet Schedule Additional Information

About Glasgow Glenmore Club


Who we are

Formed in 1954 from an idea mooted at Glenmore Lodge near Aviemore, the club now has nearly 60 years of hill walking and mountaineering experience under its belt. We currently have around 90 members, of whom around 50 are regularly active. Members have a general love of the great outdoors and many participate in other outdoor activities too, including, skiing and ski touring, cycling, running, trekking, long distance walking, climbing, sailing and canoeing.

 

 



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What We Do

Our activities centre on hill walking and mountaineering. Our main programme runs between September and May with activities organised on an ad hoc basis during the summer. Outdoor (day and away) meets normally attract 10-30 members but we usually self-organise into much smaller subgroups. Generally there are more and less ambitious parties, some doing long days on Munroes or Corbetts and others taking more gentle walks. Meet co-ordinators are happy to assist new members in joining a group that is compatible with their aims and abilities.



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Our Meet Schedule


Day Meets

Once a month during the season, normally on a Sunday, we hold a day meet at a location within reasonable driving distance from Glasgow.



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Away Meets

Also once a month during the season, usually over a weekend or long holiday weekend, we arrange a 2-3 day meet to access mountains further from Glasgow. We normally stay in hostels or club huts but occasionally camp. The (4 day) New Year meet and the Burns Supper meet are special highlights of the club calendar.

 

 



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Indoor Meets

Indoor meets occur twice a month during the season, normally on a Thursday evening. We meet at  Hyndland Bowling Club in Glasgow’s West End. The main event is usually a lecture or slide show and the programme includes guest speakers but also allows members to hear about each other’s exploits or to take advantage of their expertise – musical, photographic, therapeutic, mountain skills etc … Some indoor meets are more actively based, such as ceilidh dancing, yoga or quiz evenings.



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Summer Activities

Between June and August activities are arranged on a more ad hoc basis. In recent years we’ve organised a monthly evening walk followed by a pub meal. Some years club holidays are arranged. In the past these have been to the Alps or on a stretch of a long distance footpath.

 

 

 



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Socialising

We are a social bunch so eating and/or drinking – whether that is tea, wine or beer – with others is a frequent feature in our meets. An occasional party also sometimes sneaks itself into the programme!

 



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Additional Information


Equipment

Members need to have their own basic mountain equipment including, for example, a rucksack, suitable clothing including waterproofs, boots, whistle, map and compass. However the club does have a small supply of crampons and ice axes which new members may borrow. For anyone wishing to tackle the Inn Pinn or other occasional climbs the club holds a selection of climbing gear including ropes, helmets, harnesses etc. While the club cannot provide formal advice on gear, members are more than happy to share their own experiences with types of clothing or gadgets.



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Transport to Meets

Transport to meets is in members’ cars. We encourage sharing whenever possible and will help to arrange lifts for anyone unable to provide their own transport.

 

 

 

 

 



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Mountaineering Council of Scotland Affiliation

The club is affiliated to the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (www.mcofs.org.uk), the recognised representative body for Scottish Mountaineers. The club membership subscription includes the individual’s annual subscription to the MCofS. This can be waived if you are already paying it through membership of another MCofS affiliated club.



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Joining the Club

We welcome new members interested in joining in with our activities. Whether you would be hill walking for the first time or already have a lifetime of mountain experience, we will make you welcome and provide companionship and, where needed, novice support. For legal reasons members must be adults, but under 18’s are welcome to come to meets with a parent or responsible adult. 15-18 year olds may join as associate members.



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Membership Fees

  • Members living in Scotland £32
  • Members living furth of Scotland £18
  • Associate members (age 15-18 yrs) £18

 

 

 



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How to get in touch

If you would like to ask us more about the club or come along to one or two of our meets to see if this club suits you, drop us a line by clicking on the following link and emailing us:

 

 

contact glasgow glenmore club

 



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