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With the opening of SMC huts to larger groups and the continued easing of the government’s Covid restrictions, the Club is resuming its meets programme with effect from January.
We are pleased to announce a restart of the Winter programme of talks. The lectures are sponsored by the SMC, the Edinburgh JMCS and the Alpine Club and we hope that all Eastern District members will come along to support the speakers.
An opportunity for members to share a few slides showing their mountain activities since the start of the Covid lockdowns.
Join Dr Anna Fleming for a talk on mountain literature, tracing the ways that writers since Samuel Taylor Coleridge have captured the experience of climbing, leading into readings and discussions from her forthcoming book, Time on Rock: A Climber’s Route into the Mountains - an account of ten years learning to climb on different rocks across the British Isles.
After a break of almost two years, we're back to running meets at the CIC hut. This is the first meet of the Winter 2022 season. Book your place now...login to see the details.
We have been invited to join the CAF's "Break the Ice" meet south of Briançon in the Ecrins. Staying at the CAF chalet in Vallouise-Pelvoux, the famous sunny Briançon weather should offer six days of world-class snow and ice climbing in local venues such as Fournel and Feissinieres, with other areas only a short distance away.
The SMC maintains a webcam and weather station located on top of the CIC hut. Being on the west coast of Scotland and the altitude the hut is situated at the hut is often bombarded by severe storms, especially in winter. The webcam faces the North Face of Ben Nevis, and in the middle of the picture can been seen North East Buttress and The Orion Face.
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