I finally got of my backside and arranged the winter schedule.
I will post up more info on each venue nearer the time and when the Meets calendar is back online I will update that too. There are a couple of meets that have still to be confirmed.
Assuming I fill the gaps the winter meets will commit the club to around £900 in booking costs. We are relying on the keenness and support of our members to get out into the mountains and use these opportunities. Please pencil these dates in your diary.
Inver croft - Achnasheen/Torridon
Who would have thought it ? a meet with good weather !! Well the lucky ones who came along to the mill cottage meet were rewarded with a glorious weather window, the sun shon all day Saturday and toyed with us on the Sunday. Richard was first at the cottage , he got the stove lit and then met myself Danny and Harry in the Suie for a couple of beers. Meanwhile MattD, and new members Marie and Pete familiarised themselves at the cottage. Plans were hatched with tea and beer round the stove.
On Tuesday 15/4/15 our club member Chris Miles, gave up his time and went to Ben Vane in search of a missing dog. He found the dog Jax , a boxer and re-united it with its owner. On behalf of the club i would like to congratulate Chris for his efforts in bringing a happy ending to the dog owners story. I would also like to say Thank You to the many people who ( on Milesy,s insistence ) have contacted the club and donated some cash to our new hut fund. Thanks to everyone who donated, and WELL DONE MILESY, for both your effort and unselfishness, i can sense an award at the annual dance.
Chaos and change are twins. Chaos brings change and change causes chaos. Change is a constant in most of our lives and often we seek to reduce the chaos and bring sense to our lives through simplification. However, as Terry Pratchett wrote “Chaos is always found where order is being sought. Chaos always wins, because it is better organized”.
just a reminder to everyone the agm is this wednesday in the partick burgh hall, sarting at 7.30pm if i can ask everyone who can to come along and take part.
Myself.billy beetroot,the spaniel and the president himself all went upto the Ben this morning with the plan to do boomers and grade 5 that looked awseome.mick picked me up at 6.30 with the troops.weather was good as this high pressure is still hinging aboot.the drive up by the the loch was beautiful.with a sunrise with blue skies.jim Beaton went for a cat nap until mick blasted some charlatans in the motor and woke the old master up.we arrived at the n face car pack behind half of the mountaineering community.we where all buzzed up ready to grace the Ben on this glorious weather.mick was fuel
Went into this fine little coire with Gary, Peter and Liam. No-one else there, which was more I'm sure than could be said for Glen Coe. Gary and I did Echo Edge, a great exposed buttress/ridge with bomber turf and some good little steps. Not what I am used to but it was a good choice as it is North-West facing and was pretty clear of the deep soft snow covering everywhere else. After a go on another route and a play on some other turf and neve in the coire, Peter and Liam followed us up Echo Edge. Great place, good choice, decent weather ... It was a privilege to be there.
Crowberry Gully has long been on my to do list, ive ogled at the pictures and descriptions in the Cold Climbs book for nearly 30 years, yes since primary school. So on Saturday i rose at an ungainly 4.30am, pick peter up at 5.30, by 7.15 we were the second team to leave the car park. Very little snow till we reached the waterslab, the snow from here to the base of the gully was mush and i didn't really think we would get it done.
Gary the Drain, Jimmy the Hobbit and I got up Cirrus in the North-East Coire of Beinn a Dothaid on Saturday on what has to be one of my best days out ever. Great conditions, good crack and a sunset on the way down to die for. Hopefully one of the boys will be along to stick a picture of it up shortly. Well done to James especially, he has not done much before and it was fairly full-on. Hopefull this current thaw will leave some behind. Anyone else got stuff to report, stick it on here - it's been a great coupla weeks.
The weather put a dent on this meet in glen etive, with the snow and ice condition of the road, the 8 mile drive down the glen to the hut proved awkward for some. Richard went up early but couldn't gain access as the road was closed for filming, he didn't feel confident of driving in and out and opted to head home and got a climb done in beinn udlaidh on the Saturday, trip report for that climb to follow. I travelled up with Jules and Danny, in Danny's Panda which cut through the snow and ice with gusto. We soon had a roaring fire going and got talking of the following days plan.