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Eight Miles High Mountaineering Club

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Eight Miles High Mountaineering Club.

A Short History and Introduction.

The Club was founded in the summer off 1978 and the first meeting took place in Lower Largo at the Railway Tavern. It then moved to Burt’s Bar in Buckhaven. As the club grew the catchments area widened and the venue was changed to the Warout Stadium, Glenrothes as it was more central for the majority of the members. At present membership stands at 26 and has been at around this level for several years. The club did have its own hut in Glen Croe, near Arrochar, but being near to the road it attracted vandalism and was given up. Club activities are mainly hill walking and some rock climbing, and low level walking. Members of the Club are very friendly and very knowledgeable about all aspects of the Scottish hills, including Skye and the Alps, long distance walks and bothies, and are very happy to share the many years of experience that they have acquired, we have many members that have completed the Munro’s, some more than once, and one member working through his fifth round, we also have a few Corbett completes and 1 member has just completed the TGO Challenge at the grand old age of 90 which is now his 19th successful TGO Challenge to date. The oldest person to both enter and complete this arduous challenge. Our meets secretary books club huts one weekend every month, 12 months of the year, and the members that can make it meet up on the Friday evening at the hut to plan the weekend’s adventures. Members usually get together and decide which hills they are going to climb and usually climb in groups of two to four. We only use club huts and bothies and occasionally Village halls to keep the costs down, which is subsidised by the club. We have been to some of the best locations in Scotland due to the clubs vast knowledge off the huts and their locations. We sometimes have camping meets if a member requests one and our meet secretary is always looking for hut suggestions and ideas. The club sometimes arranges day walks, where members decide on a hill or walk and we all meet at a pre arranged location for the walk. The club welcomes new members and membership runs from after our AGM which is usually around March, we do have a pro rata membership for new members joining half way during the membership year. We keep our membership fees low and we subsidise our club hut meets so a weekends walking is very cheap indeed. I hope that this introduction gives you an idea of how our club is run, and if you are interested in finding out more, or better still, joining, please do get in touch.

  Drews Last Munro, Am Faochagach, September 2013.,
Grahams Last Munro, Biabheinn Skye, September 2012

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