SLUGS NEWS - OCTOBER 1996
I am compiling a list of SLUGS who are on e-mail and who can receive the
address and events list that way. Anybody who wishes to be added should send me
their address. Ian Edmondson is also creating a SLUGS page on the web
(http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/clubs/luss/Slugs/index.html) any queries or
suggestions should be directed to Ian.
Any late contributions for 96 or early contributions for 97 gratefully
received! Please send £3 (£5 for couples/families) or bring it along in person
to one of the events. Cheques payable to Sue IAnson please.
EVENTS - WINTER '96 - contact listed name or Sue IAnson (01454 294564) for
NOVEMBER 9th PICNIC AT LONG CHURN
Come and celebrate 20 years since a load of us joined LUSS and discuss the age
of SLUGS during a communal picnic at Long Churn. Ken and Anne will bring along
their big tent for shelter from bad weather and Pete Iles has offered shelter
from appalling weather and camping space for Saturday night.
Contact Anne or Ken Daykin (01254 883934) for details about the picnic and
food to bring and Pete Iles (0153 956 7292) about Saturday night.
NOVEMBER 30th RIDE WITH FATHER CHRISTMAS
Enjoy a ride on a steam train with Father Christmas, on return trip from
Oxenhope (near Howarth). Suggested itinerary is for a child and one parent to
go on the train, while the other parent goes for a bike ride on Ilkley moor.
The train tickets cost £6.50 an adult and £3.50 a child. These need to be
booked in advance, so contact Mike and Anila Avison asap (01274 671215)
JANUARY 18-25 SKIING IN FRANCE
John Boardman, Seamus Collum and Kevin Ellis are organising a weeks skiing in
the village of Champagny, in the La Plagne complex. Theyve booked 2 self
catering apartments for 6, but more apartments are available for 3/4/6 people.
The apartments are 50 metres from a gondola ski lift and include free leisure
facilities (lounge with open fire, outdoor swimming pool, fitness room, sauna,
turkish bath, games room). Price for accommodation and transport (driving from
UK) is max. £180 plus food, insurance, ski pass, hire, etc.
Contact John, Kevin or Seamus asap for more info and to make sure you reserve
your place (and pay your deposit!)
FEBRUARY 14-16 CRIANLARICH
The ever popular SLUGS trip to snowy (hopefully) Scotland. As usual we may or
may not be skiing in Glencoe, ice climbing, hill walking, cross country skiing
etc. The Ochils club hut is about half a mile east of the station on the Left
of the road to Stirling just past the Ben More bar.
Contact Anne or Ken Daykin (01254 883934) for details.
MARCH 28-31 SCOTLAND
Dave Checkley will be heading up to Scotland for the easter weekend. Anyone
wanting to join him should contact him nearer the time to find out where and
get more details.
Contact Dave Checkley (0161 998 4849).
October 1997 - SLUGS 20th Birthday Party. Im hoping to book something in
Derbyshire for food and cheap accomodation. If any body has any good ideas of
venue or events please let me(Sue IAnson) know .
Summer 2000 - Chris Baxter is organising a trip to the Picos to celebrate 25
years in Tresviso in the summer of 2000. Join in the 5 yearly fiesta del san
Carlos on August 5.
Ken has put together this information to explain the benefits of SLUGS being a
member of the BMC.
Insurance includes travel, mountaineering, trekking, ski-touring, rock
Reciprocal Rights Card (costs £29.50) if you are intending to stay in lots of
alpine huts, it could save you money.
Access To Over 100 British Huts From BMC hut list.
Contacts BMC can put you in contact with your nearest climbing/walking club.
Personal Liability Insurance our members have £2,000,000 personal liability
insurance, valid worldwide.
Information Service leaflets, books, videos, information packs. Some are free,
eg free booklet about correct use of crampons, care of ropes etc., videos on
winter skills, alpine skills, etc.
Discounts subscription to High magazine at discount rates. European coach
travel to climbing areas
SPSA access to Single Pitch Supervisors Award scheme.
For more information on any of the above contact:
177-179 Burton Rd
Tel: 0161 445 4747
Fax:0161 445 4500
To use any of the above state you are a member of an affiliated club - SLUGS -
and quote club number M920115
In addition our subscription supports the work of the BMC. Two important areas
The BMC does a huge amount of work to maintain access and to fight
restrictions, both for hill walking and climbing.
Informing Parliamentary and European Committees
Two recent examples:
- The Scottish Affairs Committee recently looked into compulsory insurance as a
legal requisite for going onto the hills in Scotland. The proposal was rejected
after listening to various bodies including the BMC.
- A European Commission seriously considered a certification scheme for a legal
right to go climbing, mountaineering and hillwalking. This too was rejected
after serious opposition from a group of national climbing bodies, led by the