/ Is the CIC hut an unecessary appendage on Ben Nevis?
Hmm, you know I knew there was something missing from the forums this winter and of course we haven't had the annual "let's nuke the CIC hut" thread. Congratulations.
Many serious climbers stay in the hut as well.
Should everything that is not strictly necessary in the hills be removed? If that's the case why not start a thread asking why we don't ask for the abomination on the top of Snowdon to be removed?
I think its great, it marks the passing of the seasons, like the leaves falling shows us its autumn... We have the first dry tooling flame war thread, the 'is kinder downfall in nick yet' thread, and the 'should the CIC be bulldozed' thread to tell us winter is here.
I have a house in Fort William which makes getting to Ben Nevis quite easy. I suppose you want that bulldozed as well?
Can I be the first person to utter the phrase "braying Geoffreys" on this month's CIC hut thread, please?
I always look out for the CIC threads to see who mentions 'them' first. :)
Mike, if you have the time tonight, give us a ring please. Need some of your sage advice
If they aren't going ro bulldoze it, they should make it mandatory that all bierdys must be clean shaven on arrival.
That made me feel sick, thanks.......
they should make it mandatory that all bierdys must be clean shaven on arrival.
Are 'bierdys', birds with beards? If so, I'm in total agreement. Nothing worse than a bird with a beard.
> Nothing worse than a bird with a beard.
Nonsense. Gives you something to hang on to during turbulence.
> Hmm, you know I knew there was something missing from the forums this winter and of course we haven't had the annual "let's nuke the CIC hut" thread. Congratulations.
FOR: Only posh people stay there, and oppress the poor working class climbers who don't know how to phone up and book.
AGAINST: Nuking tends to leave a variety of unpleasant radioisotopes scattered over the landscape nearby. This sort of sterilisation has been unnecessary since the closure of Ben Fong.
Did I miss anything?
You are right. Its uneccessary and one would hope that these days another one wouldn't be built (ha, ha, see Cairngorm railway). But its there so you may as well make use of it.
> they should make it mandatory that all bierdys must be clean shaven on arrival.
> Are 'bierdys', birds with beards? If so, I'm in total agreement. Nothing worse than a bird with a beard.
brilliant, the tears of laughter.
The CIC hut is the just the type of place that attracts beardy burdies, another reason for demolition.
I've always wondered if I could wear a mustard coloured shirt like Ian Curtis did, of course I could wear it but would it *pass*. Such things occupy my evening as I walk up to the CIC hut thinking about the serious climbers eating their steaks down in Fort William in preparation to show me up the following morning. I tend to rise about 11am before heading up Ledge Route and aim to top out at some time before 9pm, as it is dark and scary I usually get the helicopter back down.
I used to be envious of the occupants of the CIC, I contacted the custodian and managed to get a booking. It's not that difficult, I'm not rich, I'm not called Tarquin and I don't have a beard.
> I used to be envious of the occupants of the CIC,
Same here - I thought it was for lazy softies who couldn't do the walk in every morning for a week.
Then I stayed in it, and decided it was an indispensible resource for those desiring to maximise their climbing to walking ratio.
Also I note that young Master Boswell and compatriots are users, so it must be okay.
There are no abominal snowmen on Snowdon.
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