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john

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john says:

SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

Due to being the most popular venue so far of people that stated a preference, Blackwater Hostel and Campsite at Kinlochleven has been selected as the destination for this meet.

The Hostel has been provisionally booked or held for us as sole occupancy use for the meet, at no cost for the next 2 weeks. This is to allow an audit of numbers who would like to stay at the hostel to ensure cost effectiveness. The 2 week grace period started on the 2nd July and when it expires, a credit card transaction to secure the sole use occupation will have to be made. The booking will be for the hostel only so campers will have to book through normal channels (see website).

The hostel details can be found on the attached link, but sleeps a maximum of 40 in rooms containing various numbers of bunks. The minimum sole occupancy is advertised as 30. The price of booking the hostel is £400 per night which equates to £10 pppn if full. I understand an arrangement between residents will be made at a later time to establish cooking and catering arrangements on a per person per day contribution. I suspect the sole use booking might be for 3 nights, Fri 24, Sat 25 and Sun 26 Oct.

To assist the collating of numbers and people wishing to be included, please add to the thread your wish to be included at the hostel. Please just make a post to informing us whether to add to the definate, provisional or camping list. Initial response was excellent for this venue, would people who previously stated intention of attendance earlier in the thread - please repeat their committment now that the hostel is provisionally booked. For new additions to the list, please read recent posts and contact It Must Be This Way by PM or he will contact you if your profile is not hidden), IMBTW is kindly doing the payment transaction and collecting £30 (or £10 pppn). If it's not obvious from your username or profile, please indicate male/female to assist room allocation (if possible). Please also indicate number of nights and dates as applicable.

There are also threads regarding transport to the meet, a possible minibus from south Wales, a possible minibus from Leicestershire travelling up M6 corridor, possible lifts (petrol sharing) from Weston-Super-Mare area and maybe others.

http://www.blackwaterhostel.co.uk/

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jester69

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jester69 says:

Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

Taffy_Tours said:

Guess what...

Packed already

 

me excited??? Yep


 

Don't forget the Pirate

amandajb1

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amandajb1 says:

Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

Me packed already, see you all Friday.

travisb

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travisb says:

Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

I packed last Saturday (only because I wouldn't be coming back home beforehand!)

They say nothing is impossible. But I see people doing nothing all the time.
chris_sk2

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chris_sk2 says:

Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

I'm having the staff prepare my travel items before Fri, all neatly pressed and folded.

 

hightops

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hightops says:

Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

I havnt started packing yet but will be all ready for a 6am start on Friday morning.  Soooooooooooooooo excited

Me !! annoyingly over enthusiastic?? I really dont know what you mean! errrrrrrrrrrrrr and no I'm not going to change so ner ner ner mwah my butt x
PWSY16

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PWSY16 says:

Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

HOW LATE????????????

And yer can pack yer own bags fisty boy, while I make sure your missus doesnt miss me too much!!!

Shut up legs
chris_sk2

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chris_sk2 says:

Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

Fill yer boots mate, saves me the job ! I got a list of jobs to dish out anyway, my 'bitches' list.

 

You and Johnno will be very suprised to learn that you are on it !           lol

HikerPunk

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HikerPunk says:

Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

chris_sk2 said:

Fill yer boots mate, saves me the job ! I got a list of jobs to dish out anyway, my 'bitches' list.

 

You and Johnno will be very suprised to learn that you are on it !           lol

ook?!


 

 

 

Oi oi n out!
PWSY16

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PWSY16 says:

Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

You are SOOOOOOOOOOOO in trouble when I get to yours Thursday, mate.......... We can discuss my terms for my silence tomorrow........

Shut up legs
chris_sk2

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chris_sk2 says:

Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

Being left bound and gagged in a Scottish truck stop with your pants removed and a sign round your neck saying 'Plaything - free to use ' do ya mate ?

 

Yeah i got a few jobs to give out, i can't be doing too much on my hols, i need some staff to keep the wheels turning.

It could be biatches even.                             

 

chris_sk2

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chris_sk2 says:

Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

Bet your terms for silence are more reasonable than mine !                 Not gonna happen !!         

jester69

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jester69 says:

Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

Don't really need to update the list at this late stage - but I've managed to wangle an extra day away so am now gonna be up there for Monday nite as well. .

Only problem is that I've agreed to car share with The Fist on Friday, and prob Dolly on Tues!! Wot ave I done?!

 

trish1968

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trish1968 says:

Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

As it looks like there might be snow on top of the hills I've been in touch with Ice factor. They hire out crampons for £5 (you have to leave a credit card number just in case you go walkies with them)a day sounds like a bargain to me.

that's me wishing for snow now

robd

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robd says:

Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

Ha, ive been praying for snow ever since this meet was arranged - lets hope it happens!  If we do end up on the ice wall i was looking for my ice climbing instructors certificate to save us some money on the instructor side of things but i cant find it anywhere .  Ill keep hunting for it as i want to find it anyway - looks good on the cv anyway!  If i cant find it and the weather is shite ill till be well up for a little play on the ice wall.

 

Also, if the places in the hostel havnt been taken by the time we get there on Friday ill take a spot and arrange payment for it at a later stage,  I dont want to take it now though in case someone who wants it more wants to take it - im not fussed about camping it up - ive become quite good at that recently according to those who were in Langdale last week!

cheers2u

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cheers2u says:

Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

Have a great time one and all. If travelling tomorrow....stay safe. Gutted I can't be with you all.........As you're downing the spirits, just remember I'll be there in spirit.

Chris: only the notches on your Leki/Alpkit walking pole will convince me of you successes - or otherwise.

Dolly: I know they're gonna love your servings!

See y'all soon.

"Well, I'm standing next to a mountain........an' I chop it down with the edge of hand........huh, huh"
john

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john says:

Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

GREEN = Hostel place/s Paid for. Additional nights ie Thur or Mon should be booked through the hostel. Bedding provided.
For sale, return seat tickets for London sleeper to Fort William. Dep Thur evening arrive FW Fri AM - RTN overnight Mon arriving London Tue AM. Option to join train enroute if not from London area. Cost £117 but make an offer. PM sallybunny for info.
HOSTEL:
1. Amandajb1 (24-28)
2. Available first come first served, PM Awty to take the place for the original £30 paid.
3. bryetta (24-27)
4. PWSY16 (24-27)
5. Chris_sk2 (24-27)
6. Available first come first served, PM Scarlett9 to take the place for the original £30 paid.
7. Dolly (24-28)
8. EFCGAZ9 (24-27)
9. GI Jane (24-28)
10. Hightops (24-28)
11. HikerPunk (24-28)
12. Ian D (24-27)
13. IMBTW (24-28)
14. jester69 (24-28)
15. JohnArmy (24-27)
16. Jonathan (24-28)
17. Lizzie1972 (24-27)
18. Melanie Lou (23-26)
19. wayneyq (24-27)
20. myles.b.hynde (24-28)
21. Nathan H (24-27)
22. Not far now (23-27)
23. Onebrownarm (24-27)
27. PaulR + 3 (24-27)
[Room for 4 please]
28. Robbo (24-27)
29. scurtis (24-27)
30. Taffy Tours (24-27)
31. Available first come first served, PM Topgun to take the place for the original £30 paid or make payment to tracey + 1 at the Hostel.
33. tracey + 1 (24-27)
34. TravisB (23-26)
35. Trek (24-27)
36. Trish1968 (24-27)
37. JohnnyW (24-27)
38. Steve_h
39. Obi_One
40. Craigdyson1

2nd BLACKWATER HOSTEL: 5 min walk from main hostel. Not for exclusive use, if you inform the owners at time of booking that you are part if this meet, they may allocate rooms to keep meet attendee’s together. 6 x 4 bed rooms, some already booked but plenty left. £12 pppn

CAMPING: campers to book through hostel/campsite owners, contact details on website http://www.blackwaterhostel.co.uk/  A previous poster said that the owners said that no campsite booking was required. If present number of campers attend, that could be 6 (or 7) on a site the website states has 30 pitches. Up to individuals but due to distances being travelled, and the possibility of West Highland Wayer’s, Normal Weekend Warriors and possibly the influx of charity event walkers  - potentially making the site crowded or full - booking might be sensible if they allow it.
Bikerfool
Liam42
+2 (scurtis party)
Stuey
robd
Nidge63 (provisional)

BOOKED INTO/USING OTHER ACCOMMODATION:
Clachaig: John, Jintyville, Snowman1, Stonemonkey
Eden Coille B&B Kinlochleven: Peter Crawford
Kinlochleven based hotel?: acompletewalker
Clachaig Fri camping at Red Squirrel Sat/Sun: Scott Keenan
Red Squirrel Campsite: Aultguish, JCM, Mountain Dan + 1, Gil_uk1 + 1, BigDug + 1 poss + 2

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jonathan

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jonathan says:

Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

hi folks - dont want to put a dampner on things but the weather forecast is still grim to say the least. MWIS is talking abou ferocious persistant winds for Thurs which will make "mobility on low level hills virtually impossible" - their words, not mine. Looks like theres going to be snow above 650m on Fri and Sat but wont prob las long as the freezing level is above 900m.

The amount of rain is a concern cos it will mean careful route planning as streams will be in spate.

http://www.mwis.org.uk/mountain/WH.PDF

Just waiting for my flight back from New York; the weather here has been glorious since Sunday, cold but sunny sunny. I'll try to pack some in my bag and bring it back for us all.

See you all on Friday!

its up norf you wanna be, not darn sarf
awty

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awty says:

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robd said:

 

Also, if the places in the hostel havnt been taken by the time we get there on Friday ill take a spot and arrange payment for it at a later stage

------ End Quote ------

You can sleep in my bed RobD....

I'm not bad; I'm just drawn that way. No hang on - apparently I am bad. Sigh. Forever an Undesirable.
JCM

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JCM says:

Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

It's gonna be a wild wet and windy weekend folks by the looks of it, in that inimitable Scottish weather way!

;)

 

 

jammycathcart

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Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

due to work situations i'm not going to be there (20 % pay loss etc ) so may see some of you next year at another meet

chris_sk2

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chris_sk2 says:

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cheers2u said:

Have a great time one and all. If travelling tomorrow....stay safe. Gutted I can't be with you all.........As you're downing the spirits, just remember I'll be there in spirit.

Chris: only the notches on your Leki/Alpkit walking pole will convince me of you successes - or otherwise.

Dolly: I know they're gonna love your servings!

See y'all soon.

 

Cheers Dad wish you were coming won't quite be the same. And i'm going for otherwise !!  Lol.


 

craigdyson1

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craigdyson1 says:

Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

Hi guys,

I will not be able to attend the meet. I am really really sorry.

It is due this financial crisis i wont be able to attend. I am now job hunting as we speak if you can read between the lines.

Craig

john

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john says:

Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

GREEN = Hostel place/s Paid for. Additional nights ie Thur or Mon should be booked through the hostel. Bedding provided.
HOSTEL:
1. Amandajb1 (24-28)
2. Available first come first served, PM Awty to take the place for the original £30 paid.
3. bryetta (24-27)
4. PWSY16 (24-27)
5. Chris_sk2 (24-27)
6. Available first come first served, PM Scarlett9 to take the place for the original £30 paid.
7. Dolly (24-28)
8. EFCGAZ9 (24-27)
9. GI Jane (24-28)
10. Hightops (24-28)
11. HikerPunk (24-28)
12. Ian D (24-27)
13. IMBTW (24-28)
14. jester69 (24-28)
15. JohnArmy (24-27)
16. Jonathan (24-28)
17. Lizzie1972 (24-27)
18. Melanie Lou (23-26)
19. wayneyq (24-27)
20. myles.b.hynde (24-28)
21. Nathan H (24-27)
22. Not far now (23-27)
23. Onebrownarm (24-27)
27. PaulR + 3 (24-27)
[Room for 4 please]
28. Robbo (24-27)
29. scurtis (24-27)
30. Taffy Tours (24-27)
31. Available first come first served, PM Topgun to take the place for the original £30 paid or make payment to tracey + 1 at the Hostel.
33. tracey + 1 (24-27)
34. TravisB (23-26)
35. Trek (24-27)
36. Trish1968 (24-27)
37. JohnnyW (24-27)
38. Steve_h
39. Obi_One
40. Available first come first come first served. PM Craigdyson1 to take the place for the original £30 paid.
2nd BLACKWATER HOSTEL: 5 min walk from main hostel. Not for exclusive use, if you inform the owners at time of booking that you are part if this meet, they may allocate rooms to keep meet attendee’s together. 6 x 4 bed rooms, some already booked but plenty left. £12 pppn
CAMPING: campers to book through hostel/campsite owners, contact details on website http://www.blackwaterhostel.co.uk/  A previous poster said that the owners said that no campsite booking was required. If present number of campers attend, that could be 6 (or 7) on a site the website states has 30 pitches. Up to individuals but due to distances being travelled, and the possibility of West Highland Wayer’s, Normal Weekend Warriors and possibly the influx of charity event walkers - potentially making the site crowded or full - booking might be sensible if they allow it.
Bikerfool
Liam42
+2 (scurtis party)
Stuey
robd
Nidge63 (provisional)
BOOKED INTO/USING OTHER ACCOMMODATION:
Clachaig: John, Jintyville, Snowman1, Stonemonkey
Eden Coille B&B Kinlochleven: Peter Crawford
Kinlochleven based hotel?: acompletewalker
Clachaig Fri camping at Red Squirrel Sat/Sun: Scott Keenan
Red Squirrel Campsite: Aultguish, Mountain Dan + 1, Gil_uk1 + 1, BigDug, JCM + 1 or + 2

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HikerPunk

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Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

So thats now 4 spare bunks in the bunkhouse, whats chances of getting them all in one room, putting some soundproofing in and shutting the FIST in for the weekend?!

Oi oi n out!
chris_sk2

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chris_sk2 says:

Re: SCOTLAND meet Blackwater Hostel, Kinlochleven 24-26 Oct 08 - booking numbers

Ho ho ya cheeky little Mackem !!                      

 

 

I have purchased ear plugs so YOU lot don't disturb ME  !!!                 

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