|Skiing in 'the' Buff|
February is one of our favourite months here at Clachaig. The winter helps, of course, sub-zero temperatures bring hardy axe wielding climbers, fresh snow brings boarders & skiers and our winter beer festival brings just about everyone else. This year it would be fair to say that we experienced a mixture of weather conditions from crisp blue skies to wet and windy days with temperatures high enough to dine alfresco, albeit in your thermals.
|Thanks for the award CAMRA|
For those in the know Febfest is so much more than just a beer festival, although we never miss an opportunity to fill our cellar with award winning beers.
|Pie and a pint anyone?|
During the four week celebrations we host regular live music sessions along with Quiz nights,
Whisky/Gin/Vodka Tasting Masterclasses, Weekly Prize Raffles and Winter Mountain Safety Lectures. Add some tasty accommodation deals, excellent grub and the largest range of cask and craft ales this side of the Pennines to the mix and it’s easy to see why this time of the year is so popular.
|go on, have another dram|
|The weekly raffle|
|Whisky & good company. What else do you need?|
This year our Winter Mountain Safety Lecture Series celebrated it’s 30th anniversary and with numbers topping the 100 mark on two of the four nights it looks like it could roll on for another 30 years. By our reckoning over 350 folk attended the series.
|Mammut shop @ Clachaig|
The Big Winter Raffle is now very much a part of our Febfest celebrations here at Clachaig and this year the swag fund was the largest to date with some 40 individual prizes
|Mammut's contribution to our prize fund|
We are very grateful to Mammut who continue to sponsor the Clachaig Winter Mountain Safety Lecture series and also dig deep into their pockets to provide some great prizes.
Huge thanks also to the many local businesses and accommodation providers that have also chipped in and made it all possible.
Thank you, in no particular order, to:
Glencoe Mountain Resort
Letterfinlay Foods (Fort William)
Glencoe Independent Hostel
Gordon and Macphail (whisky merchants)
Kinlochlaich Garden Centre
Claymore Filling Station
Thistly Cross Cider
Lewis Hamilton (The Band)
Edencoille B and B
Ice Factor Kinlochleven
Nevisport (Fort William)
Loch Ness Brewery
Loch Ness Brewery
So, how much did we raise?
Total raised this year £2,335.78
And where does the money go?
The money is split 50/50 between Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team and the Transceiver Park at Glencoe Mountain.
|Training Park Glencoe Mountain|
But we couldn’t raise all this money without our guests and customers who year after year part with the contents of their wallets at every turn, so your generosity is noted, and very gratefully accepted.
Thank you for your support.
Want to see some happy prize winners?
|another winner roped in|
|No more camping for me, I'm upgrading|
|nothing beats your neighbour winning a bottle of whisky|
|some great tunes from Lewis Hamilton|
|should have gone to specsavers|
|Rucksack stuffed with goodies - thanks Trail Magazine|
|drummers eye view|
|remind me how to lower this mic?|
And finally, a very special thank you to our mistress of ceremonies, Shauna.
A job well done.
See you again next year.