/ Conville Alpine Course 9-11 June
Me! Just received the confirmation email a second ago - can't wait!
Might as well fire them an email. Apparently in the past they've not always been very good at letting people know.
I called them yesterday and they said that because they'd had to extend the application deadline they were going to be sending out e-mails over the next couple of days so I should hopefully know by the 7th. Fortunately I've got a trip to Pembroke to keep my mind off the waiting!
Yeah, on the actual page on the PYB website it says all successful applicants will know by 8th May. When the whole application fiasco blew up I emailed them to make sure they had my app and they told me that they did and that I'd know the verdict by 1st May?! Very strange.
Are yous planning on camping at the campsite? I'm a little panicked now because I have to revise for exams, pack to move house, and plan a trip to France all at the same time...
Haha going through exactly the same stress. Plus scrounge money for getting to Cham and paying for a night in the hut etc.
I currently plan on staying in the campsite, it'll probably be the best compromise between affordability and convenience..
Are people planning on sticking around after the course to do a bit of individual climbing?
Deffo staying after for a few days! It would be a waste not to I reckon.
Staying at the campsite does seem like the simplest option, though I'm sure there are better choices if we knew what we were doing. But then we wouldn't be on the course I suppose. =]
I'm probably going to try to arrive a few days early and get some rock climbing in or something beforehand too. Can't waste the cost of flights.
Gutted but I'm surprised as I don't have much experience to be fair .
Have fun guys :)
Yeah, when you factor in the flights and airport transfers etc, might as well make a trip of it! Arriving early sounds like a shout actually.
Anyone know what the deal is with guidebooks? Wanna get something so I know what there is to do afterwards.
I'm booked in for 9-11 June. Hoping to stay on to around the 15th and do some routes if anyone is interested?
Would be keen to do some sport/trad climbing around Chamonix as well.
I haven't really started planning anything yet but hopefully staying in the recommended campsite.
Anyone who's going on those dates feel free to send me an email.
Will be travelling to Chamonix on the 2/3 June & have space in a estate car. Leaving from the Peak & travelling south.
Anybody wanting a lift & willing to contribute towards diesel, tolls send me a mail & sort it from there.
Was out in Chamonix for the winter season Skiing last year and got a few recommendations that this was the perfect way to get into it.
I'm planning on bringing a set of nuts, cams and quickdraws for some climbing after the course. I have a 70m rope which I'd rather not drag along with me and too skint to get another shorter one.
Is anyone bringing out a rope or do you know if you can hire them out there?
Is anyone getting the BMC reciprocal rights card? Not sure if it'll be worth it as I'm only out for 8 days.
Also I was going to stay with a mate in central Chamonix, but if anyone had a large tent and wanted to split costs I'd be happy to contribute. Just send me a text on 07429665016
As I said, I'm not on UKC very often, but you can find me on facebook in order to stay in contact :-)
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