13th/14th November – Dinner Meet, Pitlochry Golf Club
23 members attended the annual Dinner Meet which was held at the Pitlochry Golf Club. Excellent Venue and Superb Meal.
This year we had stayed in a variety of places; Mckays Hotel & the Backpackers Hostel and a local B & B.
Nice weather on Saturday meant there were ascents of Ben Vrackie, Ben Mheadohic, Schehallion and walks from Dunkeld to the Loch of the Lowes. Although there were no visits to Charity Shops there was still some retail therapy at Aberfeldy.
Very enjoyable weekend.
Many thanks to Ian & Jackie for organizing the weekend.
We based ourselves in Glen Sannox for this camping trip being near to water, flat and close to an eating establishment, the Glen Sannox Hotel. The hotel provided some shelter and respite to four travellers at the start of the adventure.
The team was increased when Ian and Henry joined us.
The plan for the weekend was Mullach Buidhe on the east side of Arran.
We were blessed with beautiful sunshine the whole weekend with no midges which was an added bonus especially when sleeping under canvass!!
For a change the members headed to the west side of the Island and climbed Mullach Buidhe which was a superb ridge walk. The views were breathtaking, looking over onto the Paps of Jura, Islay and of course views of the many peaks and ridges on the island itself. Arran is not just about Goatfell it has so much to offer and being an Ayrshire mountaineering club, members are very fortunate to have Arran on their doorstep.
The hut was located in the village of Deiniolen a couple of miles from Llanberis and perfect for the hills and a wee bit of exploring. This was the first club trip to Wales for a long time and a few of the club took the opportunity to extend the trip, see a bit of the tourist stuff and do a hill.
The trip started with a superb meal.
The team split into different parties.
The Tryfan team consisted of Christine, Kevin, Bob, Jim and myself, Allan.
The start of Tryfan
A steep start .......
With lots of interesting wee bits.
This one is the Cannon.
Nice place for a seat.
The only way is up, but their is lots of variations.
Adam and Eve, the rock pillars. We didn't try the step from one to another.
The summit was a busy place.
A nice spot for second lunch while the rest of the team take on some more unpronounceable tops.