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|How can I join the Kyle Mountain Club (KMC)?||Just come along to the Abbotsford on the first Thursday night of the month.|
|Who can join the KMC?||The club welcomes individuals over the age of 18, of all levels of experience and ability. New members are always very welcome.|
|How much does it cost?||
Membership is £25.
Our membership also includes associate membership of the Mountaineering Scotland.
|How fit do I need to be?||Some members are very fit, others pretty unfit, however it's relative. The majority are in-between, however you need to realise that walking, biking, skiing etc can be quite strenuous.|
|What experience do I need?||Novices are welcome.
We have a number of members who have climbed all of the Munros, some members who are just starting their hill walking experience and have climbed only a few. These people are quite happy to pass on their experiences to new members on the choice of routes, what equipment is needed and how hard they are.
However, if you are new to the outdoors, please consider the following:
The club does not provide leaders for walks, everyone is responsible for their own safety on the hills. This is especially important in winter when (hopefully!) there will be snow on the ground and daylight hours are much shorter.
As a member of the KMC you will have access to subsidised skills courses.
|What types of accommodation does the the club use?||The club uses all sorts from bothies to hostels. During the winter the majority of meets are based in club huts. The word hut can be a bit misleading as the huts are converted cottages. The hostels and huts usually have showers, drying rooms, cooking facilities, some can be a bit basic and you may need to be ready to rough it a bit.|
|How much does a weekend cost?||Weekends vary, accommodation can be as little as a few pounds to £15 per night, plus food and transport.|
|How does the club organise Transport?||Transport is arranged between club members. On weekend meets the meet organiser helps to coordinate transport. Car sharing between members helps to keep the cost of petrol down and eases parking.|
|What gear do I need?|
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