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Friday 8th to Sunday 10th of September, 2017, Weekend Meet,
Lochranza Campsite, Arrochar Arran.
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd of October, 2017, Lady's Scottish Mountaineering Club Hut, Milehouse, Kincraig.
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Friday 11th to Sunday 13th of August, 2017.
Despite the weathers attempts to foil us we had a very successful and entertaining weekend in Skye. Glen Brittle Memorial Hut once again provided a most comfortable and well located venue though access past the Fairy Pools has now become problematic since they have gone viral with overflowing tourists causing traffic conjestion! Yes! In Skye!
It was a well attended meet with nine members making the long journey and sadly two call offs. Jeff, Susan and Paul extended their weekend by setting off early on Thursday and climbing Saileag, one of the three brothers in North Glensheil. Wendy and Grahame joined them in the evening and Friday was spent climbing Tianavaig, a small hill overlooking Portree which was rather like a mini Trotternish Ridge. A tourist trip followed taking in the dinosaur footprints? at An Corran beach and the kilt rock.
The full compliment of members arrived on Friday night. Saturday saw seven of us climbing the Sgurr Thuilm ridge, traversing over Sgurr a Mhadaidh and Sgurr a Greadaidh and continuing over the narrowest ridge section to the summit of Bannachdich. A magic day was enjoyed by all and Tina discovered why the evenings conversation had mentioned helmets, harnesses and ropes!
Grahame went in search of climbing routes in Coir a Ghrunnda and to recce the Klondyker route which it was hoped would be climbed on the Sunday.
Tom ventured off to explore a circular forest cycling route on his amazing new machine!
Sunday which was forecast to be the best weather dawned with gloom in the Coirres and rain showers. Wendy and Grahame decided to try further South with a planned scramble up the Forcan Ridge but were met with very wet conditions and ended up opting for A Ghlas Bhein which was a pleasant walk in fairly good conditions. The four who set off to climb Am Basteir proved not to be so fortunate when they were greeted with an intensive shower on the summit making the descent somewhat slippy, hazardous and slow with a return to Perth at midnight! Some folks just like to make the very most of their weekend! So all and all a most enjoyable weekend with quite a few summits claimed. Next weekend to look forward to is Arran meet in September convened by Alison so do get in touch!
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