Mid-winter at Britain's Highest Hostel 2022

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Hostels and Bunkhouses
Jan 28
2022

20 people attending

0 places left

1 person waitlisted

Your price
£106.00
Event booking closes on Jan 26 at 12:00:00
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It's winter, and we will be walking in (hopefully) some snow. Summits will depend on availability of winter mountain leaders.

NB THIS EVENT IS IN A REMOTE LOCATION, APPROX 3.5 MILES FROM ROADS. YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO CARRY EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR THE WEEKEND, IN WHATEVER THE JANUARY WEATHER IS THROWING AT US, POSSIBLY IN THE DARK.

This hostel is in a magical location with stunning mountain views. It is sandwiched between two of Lakeland's most iconic Northern Fells. There is no phone signal at the hostel and, as it’s off grid, no power points to charge any devices. It's a truly special place, and isn't the cheapest venue - but it is an incredible place to spend a couple of days. 

This is the middle of January - expect anything in terms of weather. But also expect a fab OutdoorLads weekend in a never to be forgotten location.

Attendees will be encouraged to meet at the nearest car park early afternoon on the Friday so we can walk in together as light fades. We will all have to take a share of the group's weekend supplies. You might take note of the snacks and drink on sale at the hostel to lighten your load - local ales, wines etc. See later for the hostel's own web-page. NB the hostel is cash only.

On arrival, we will settle into our rooms and get comfortable in the snug hostel. Well, it's snug downstairs with the fires. There is no heating in the bedrooms, but the duvets are thick, there are lots of blankets, and hot water bottles galore!

Friday night: we'll have usual ODL buffet. Bring something to share. Home cooked is great, but not compulsory. We'll have the briefing for the weekend once we're all there. If it's a clear night, we might go outside and observe the stars. With no light pollution, the skies should be crystal clear.

Saturday: After breakfast, included in the price, we will have a couple of walk options, subject to the available leaders. If conditions allow, we will aim for at least 1 summit. There is, of course, the option to relax at the hostel and enjoy its magical location. We will have dinner together on Saturday night (make sure your dietary requirements are up to date).

On Sunday, after breakfast, we will need to clean the hostel and pack our bags. We can walk back to the cars together then either do a short walk nearby and / or head into Threlkeld or Keswick for a pub lunch / mooch round.

Then, it's journeys home after tearful farewells!

Dogs: Sorry, but dogs are not allowed at Skiddaw House. 

 

Photos: Images taken by and used with permission from Dan Byrnes

 

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COVID-19 – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • You must also immediately self-isolate and not attend the event if you or someone in your household or support bubble shows coronavirus symptoms or tests positive. You can find the NHS self-isolation guidance here.
  • OutdoorLads’ Covid-19 Policy for hostel and BIG events applies to this event. On arrival, we will need to see evidence that you are fully vaccinated, or have registered a negative lateral flow test in the last 48 hours, or have Covid-19 antibodies. Evidence of this can be obtained via the NHS App in England, with equivalent schemes available in Wales and Scotland. Our full policy and more details can be found here.

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