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50 years of the Desperados Mountaineering Club

EDM (Early Day Motion) 792: tabled on 16 December 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates the Desperados Mountaineering Club, founded in the West End of Glasgow in 1971, as members celebrate its 50th anniversary; notes that the club began as a group of friends, several of whom had been undergraduate members of the Glasgow University Mountaineering Club, as a means of sharing limited personal transport to remote and hilly areas with little or no public transport, and formally registered with the Mountaineering Council of Scotland in 1974; notes that the group has remained tightly-knit, and that even though members now live throughout Scotland and beyond, the group continues to meet for social purposes and to arrange walking and climbing sessions, and that several members have completed rounds of Scotland's Munros as well as expeditions to the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc; believes the group's longevity demonstrates the perennial attraction of hillwalking in Scotland as a source of exercise and recreation; and wishes the group all the best in its activites for many years to come.