/ A steer on accommodation please.
We've had a couple of winter weekends between us but are mainly looking to climb grade 2/3. In addition - somewhere entertaining enough for the evening or an off day.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
Roy Bridge. Puts you halfway between East and West and allows you to hedge your bets.
None these are bad choices, really.
Staying east has the obvious attraction of the Northern Corries (short approach, shortish routes), but it will be busy if conditions are half decent.
The west has better options at the grade for ridge/buttress type routes if the gullies are full of windslab, but on the other hand it's a bit less likely to have good weather, and the walk-ins are longer.
All have food/drink facilities, with FW having the most choice and Kincraig the least (unless you drive into Aviemore).
Try the cabins at Glenmore Lodge. You wont get much handier than that!
I rented a house in Glencoe village for a week last year, from the guys that own the Clachaig - it was a great property and worked out much less than b&b's or hotels would have.
A few Years ago 4 of us walked into a bothy at the base of Ben Alder
I can't remeber anything really technical but some nice gullies to climb, nice walking.
But with this option there is a 10 mile walk in and you'll have to bring everything you need with you.
The far side of the Loche (about 4 miles from the bothy) there is some woods to collect fire wood.
The 10 days we ere there, there were a great selectipon of people turn up, from solo walkers, to people wanting to turn it into a party venue.
It was a really good Xmas and New year
Kings house hotel in Glencoe is fun
As a previous poster said, go for somewhere in between East and West (provided you've got a car). Kingussie has some ok pubs but so also does Newtonmore (or it did when I was last there).
These will be quieter than either Aviemore of Fort William with a larger "local" feel but still good value.
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