See club journal here
2 nights - 14 spaces - £20 - fully booked. Details of meet to follow.
6 members attended. The scheduled meet to Stob Binnien and Ben More from Balquidder didn't take place because of the weather on the previous day. The meet was moved to Beinn Chabhair from the A83. The groups met in the Drovers Inn car park where the president presented Nicola Baillie with the Norrie trophy (for winning best photo collection in the 2018 photo competition). They then set off along the road, made their way through Beinglas farm and on up by the waterfall to the lochan. They then made their way up through snow and low cloud. However, they climbed through the low cloud into sunshine on the ridge, from where they had a fantastic view of the tops of several other mountains including Ben Lui and Ben More. A real temperature inversion. Crampons and ice axes were deployed for the final ascent to the cairn of Beinn Chabhair (933m). The group returned by same route to reach the cars around 5pm. Those going back to Forfar enjoyed a fish supper in Comrie.
Held at Forfar Fire Station. 25 members attended. The Open Meeting was followed by the AGM. Afterwards a short film was shown of W H Murray’s winter ascent of Tower Ridge with climbing partners Dr. J. H. B. Bell and Douglas Laidlaw (re-enactment of a 1939 climb) - Part2 of "The Edge" BBC series from 1994.
Last year's AGM minutes were approved. Annual reports were presented by the president, the treasurer, and the meet secretary. The accounts has been approved by the auditors.
There was discussion about winter hillwalking, including equipment and skills. It was felt that no change needs to be made to the constitution.
The following committee was elected :- President: Graham Brown, Secretary : Carolyn Smith, Treasurer: Clare Stewart, Meet Secretary: Colin Sinclair, Assistant Meet Secretary : Willie Mather, Ordinary Member: Penny Lockwood. The president thanked the retiring Ordinary Member, Debbie Kenward for her work over the last few years. Debbie will continue looking adter the Facebook page.
Steve Wilson and John McDonald were re-elected as auditors.
Bob Railton intimated that he was stepping down as "Bourach Custodian". The president thanked Bob for his work up at the bourach which he's carried out for many years. Bob says he has some red paint left!
Chris Coles was awarded the "Event of the year" trophy for his tumble in the water on the May day meet.
19:30 at Forfar Fire Station. Bring 10 photos (of anything) and talk about them! Time-limited to 10 minutes for each person.
Leaving from Myre car park at 07:00 by shared cars. Details will be added later.
3 nights - 24 spaces - fully booked. £72 for 3 nights. See http://www.tonguehostelandholidaypark.co.uk/
Booking for the June weekend is now open with details as below. If wanting to book, please drop Neil an email or text (see contact details).
Of those who regularly attend weekends, Neil would also appreciate if you can drop him an e-mail to let him know if you're not planning on coming,
due other commitments, as he knows that some people have holidays booked. This will allow him to judge numbers and try to cancel any unused beds well in advance with the
bunkhouse so the club doesn't end up paying for unused beds.
22 - 25 June - Inverie bunkhouse - Knoydart
3 nights - 25 spaces (full bunkhouse booking)- £59. 15 places already booked (as at 6th Feb). Booking only open to club members at moment, although several guests have expressed an interest. See https://independenthostels.co.uk/members/knoydartbunkhouse/
Please note Inverie require a ferry crossing from Mallaig. There are several ferries a day including Sundays but last from Mallaig looks to be 18:15 on the Friday for anyone arriving late. Ferry cost per return is £20.
Neil is happy to opening this up to guests closer to the time as suspect we will have some spare places.
Still available. Contact Debbie & Brian for latest availability and prices at email@example.com.
Holiday cottage for rent on north coast, see Torrisdale