To our valued City Mountaineering community
We have all remained patient for three months now. We have stayed at home. We have stayed safe. However, the guidance is about to change, allowing us to get back out of the city and into the mountains very soon!
Dates have now been announced for when England, Scotland and Wales will be allowing travel and overnight stays:
England: Travel allowed now. Overnight stays from Saturday 04 July
Wales: Travel allowed from Monday 06 July. Overnight stays from Monday 13 July
Scotland: Travel allowed from Wednesday 15 July, which may include overnight stays
(Note, however, that this does not mean that the pandemic is over and social distancing measures are still in place.)
We’re Open for Business!
Take a look at our diary for the full list of trips now running this summer.
As always, if there is a trip that you would like to go on but you can't make the dates that we're running it, let us know and we’ll try to arrange a new date for you.
Even Smaller Groups
Below this letter is a list of actions that we will be taking to ensure that all of our trips are as safe as possible and that we are doing all we can to mitigate the risk of transmission of Covid-19.
In addition to the below, one important change we are making is a reduction of group size from 8 to 5 people (plus guide). We will keep an eye on restrictions and will adjust numbers accordingly but, for now, our small groups are even smaller!
As a result, we expect trips to fill up very quickly, so if you do want to join a trip you will need to sign up as soon as possible. Only payment will secure your place.
To compensate for the smaller group sizes, we will be offering more trips, including a few mid-week adventures. Check the diary for a full list of what is coming up.
First Five Trips
We know that, like us, you are all itching to get back into the mountains as soon as possible, so here are the first five trips that are taking place:
The New Beginning
We work hard in providing the best and most unique mountain experiences for everyone and, without you, we would not exist.
We wish you and your family and friends good health and I’ll see you in the mountains again very soon.
Stu & The Team
Founder, City Mountaineering
CORONAVIRUS PREVENTION MEASURES
Before any trip takes place
You must be in good health and must not have had – or come into contact with anyone who has had - any of the following symptoms in the two weeks prior to joining the trip:
- High temperature/fever
- Loss of taste and/or smell
- We will be travelling by minibus for every weekend/day trip until further notice.
- We will check everyone’s temperature on arrival at the meeting point. Anyone with a high temperature will not be able to board the minibus or attend the trip.
- You will be required to thoroughly clean your hands before boarding the minibus (cleaning gel will be provided by us).
- You will be required to wear a face mask at all times when inside the minibus (you will be expected to bring your own face mask).
- We will not stop at service stations en route unless in an emergency (however, we may stop at lay-bys when off the motorway for comfort breaks).
- We will camp on all overnight trips (we will not be staying in hostel/bunkhouse accommodation).
- Unless wild camping, we will be staying on designated campsites with shower and toilet facilities and you will not be required to hike with your camping kit.
- If you are joining a trip on your own you will be allocated your own one-person tent.
- If you are joining a trip as a couple, or as two members of the same household, you will be allocated a three-person tent to be used between the two of you.
- Tents, sleeping bags and sleeping mats will be provided if you do not have your own.
- You will have the option to purchase (at a discounted price) the one-man tent, sleeping bag and sleeping mat to take with you at the end of the trip.
After Every Trip
The minibus and all kit used on a trip will undergo a thorough deep-clean to ensure it is ready for the next group
A WhatsApp group will be setup during/after every trip. A great way to share your photos with the group, but also to ensure we can notify the group if any post-trip Covid-19 symptoms develop and we have to track and trace group contact.