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On weekend trips, we usually visit the more distant and remote mountain areas.
Travel is by organised car pool, and Fridays and Mondays are sometimes included to extend the scope of the weekend.

Click on any of these pictures from weekend trips to see the full sized version:

Below the Pinnacle Ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean on Skye in July 2004  On the summit of Luinne Bheinn in June 2005  On the walk-in to Culra in March 2006  On the summit of Geal Charn (Laggan) in January 2007  On the summit of Fleetwith Pike in the Lake District in September 2008

The 2009 Burns Supper at the Braveheart Backpackers Hostel in Killin  On the summit of Ciste Dhubh in June 2010  On the summit of Beinn Airigh Charr in May 2011  On the summit of Slioch in May 2012  On the summit of Windy Gyle in June 2013

On the summit of Groban in April 2014  On the summit of Meith Bheinn in July 2015  On the Great Glen Way in September 2016  On the summit of Ben Vuirich in January 2017  On the Horns of Alligin in September 2019

Accommodation, and food and equipment recommended for Weekend Trips ...

Accommodation:

Most weekend trips use shared budget accommodation, such as youth and independent hostels, but we often have hotel trips, usually at Easter and September weekends.  We try to organise one backpacking trip each year to make access to the most remote mountains easier … but on these trips EVERYTHING you need has to be carried with you!

Food:

In hostel accommodation, you’ll need food for breakfasts and dinners as well as your usual hill food each day.  We usually organise a communal dinner on the Saturday night with each member making a small contribution to the meal.  The social aspect of these trips is very important … so don’t forget your hip flask and party piece!

Equipment:

In addition to your normal hill gear as for day trips, you’ll probably need at east one change of clothes and probably a sleeping bag and sleeping mat, depending on the type of accommodation.  Often, especially with winter trips, a larger rucsac may be needed to take the extra kit.

More photographs from various weekend trips:

SkyeWalker Independent Hostel  Building a snowman on Seaty Hill  The summit of Beinn Bharrain  The group accompanying Iris Moffatt on her compleation of the Munros on Aonach Mor in July 2008

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