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5 members attended. This meet was supposed to be by bus and include a traverse walk. However, due to lack of numbers, the bus was cancelled and 4 of the group travelled by car instead, meeting a Glasgow based member. The group walked in from Dalrigh with the intention of climbing Beinn Dubhchraig and Ben Oss. The first problem was crossing a burn where there used to be a bridge. Unfortunately one member fell into the burn, but continued the walk. Not long after that it started to rain and after 2 hours of this it was decided that if the group summited Beinn Dubhchraig and it was still raining, they would come back down without going to Ben Oss which they did. When the group got back to the burn it had risen by several inches and most decided to wade across and just get wet feet! An interesting day - good for character building!
12 members and a guest attended this social meet, based at Keiloch in the Invercauld Estate, meeting there at 9:15. 2 elected to go mountain biking, first to the clachan of Auchtavan (which was the destination for a social meet on Aug 26th 2012), and then to Linn o' Quoich and onto Mar Lodge. 11 set off to climb the two Corbetts, the double topped Carn Liath and Culardoch. Unfortunately one member fell ill on Carn Liath and had to return to the car with the guest. The remaining 9 climbed both hills, firstly Carn Liath then Culardoch. The walk took 8 hours (9:30 to 5:30). The weather was mixed - warm in the sunshine and cooler as some heavy showers crossed over (even hail on the hills). Afterwards, 11 members and the guest had a lovely meal in the Boat Inn, Aboyne. A successful day.
12 members and a guest attended the annual games night in the Reid Park, Forfar on a dry sunny, but chilly night. Neil once again won the girds competition - that's six years in a row! This was followed by tea and buns in Carolyn's camper van. Then followed a game of French cricket with play ending at 21:15 due to the chilly dusk.
Almost finalised. With you soon.
19 members enjoyed a dry weekend in the northwest, based at the Station Bunkhouse in Plockton. On Friday 3 other members joined some of the 19 for a climb of Blaven.
Here are some of the hills climbed.
Friday: Blaven, Sgurr Mhic Bharraich
Saturday: Bruach na Frithe, Am Basteir, Fuar Toll, The Storr, Saileg, Sgurr a' Bhealach Dheirg, Aonach Meadhoin.
Sunday: Ciste Dhubh, Beinn Bhan, Sgurr a' Mhaoraich, Carnan Cruithneachd .
Monday: An Ruadh-stac, Sgurr an Airgid.
As well as these outings, some had a day off exploring Applecross, and the Plockton area. The excellent seafood in the local hosteleries was sampled too.
Monday 5th June. Outdoor Meeting – Craigowl & Auchterhouse Hill. Details to follow.
Sunday 11th June - Bike meet – Beinn Bhrotain & Monadh Mor
Get you bike ready! Your rare chance to spot the Angus stallion! Let Colin know if you are coming and whether you need transport for your bike (see contacts).
There is still one place available available for Rum (23-26 June).
Note: Neil (not Colin) is dealing with this bookings! If you want to book, e-mail or text Neil and he'll reply to let you know he has your booking. After that either pay Clare online or send her a cheque remembering to reference what weekend you're sending money for.
Still available. Contact Debbie & Brian for latest availability and prices at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday cottage for rent on north coast, see Torrisdale