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Friday 17th to Sunday 19th of November, 2017, Weekend Meet, Annual Dinner, Pitlochry.

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Annual Dinner, Pitlochry.

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th of November, 2017.

The party on the summit of Meall Chuaich (credit Dennis Underwood)

Once again we were blessed with cold and dry weather for the dinner weekend at Pitlochry though there was a very cold NW wind on the Saturday. Meall Chuaich was ascended by a party of 9 enjoying good views and sharing chocolate cake with a party celebrating a Munro completion. The westerly 2 Munro tops of Beinn a Ghlo and Ben Vuirich were also climbed.
Nineteen members and 1 guest enjoyed a very good meal at the Moulin Hotel. After his speech the President handed out the awards including returning ‘the boot’ to its original owner.
The inaugural "Des Bassett Attendance Award", was also made by the award organiser, Dennis Underwood. The award celebrates the life of Des Bassett, a long standing club member, Honorary President and Treasurer, who passed away recently, for his commitment and enthusiasm for the club. The award is also intended to celebrate participation in the club's meets and is given to the club member who attends the most meets during the year. This year, the award was given to Jeff Harris, who attended eight meets, just pipping Wendy Georgeson, with seven.
The President's walk on the Sunday was up Ben Vrackie also in honour of our late Honorary President. He would have appreciated the descent by a route new to many involving a steep and rough gully. The weather was again kind though with less wind but some cloud on the higher tops.

Other photographs from the meet:

The party on the summit of Meall Chuaich (credit Dennis Underwood)Carn Liath (credit AD)Braigh Corie Chruinn Bhalgain (credit AD)Ben Vrackie (credit AD)Ben Vrackie (credit Dennis Underwood)Geese (credit Dennis Underwood)Ben Vrackie Summit Marker (credit Dennis Underwood)Ben Vrackie Summit (credit Dennis Underwood)(credit Dennis Underwood)(credit Dennis Underwood)(credit Dennis Underwood)(credit Jeff Harris).

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