Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Three of the Mid-Week-Mountaineering section had a wee walk onto Cairnsmore of Carphairn.  A wee bit windy and cloudy on the top turned this into a navigation exercise.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Kyle Mountain Club Pre-Christmas Bothy trip: 7/8th Dec 2013

A day out on the hill, a couple of beers then take the bike for a wee walk into the bothy to meet up with the rest of the team for some pre-Christmas cheer.<br>
All-in-all a good weekend!!

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Kyle Mountain Club: Steall Hut


After having heard the sad news of the death of Stewart Wilkinson, one of the clubs stalwarts, it was with heavy heart that four of us set of to Steall Hut in Glen Nevis.

The forecast did not look the best but we thought Saturday might give us a reasonable day, however when we arrived it was waterproofs on from the start.
Arriving in the dark made the walk-in interesting and the bridge crossing more so.

Saturday morning saw the benefit of positive thinking and we set of up Glen Nevis with the water proofs in the rucksack. On the slopes of Sgurr Choinnich Beag we went our separate ways with Ian deciding on a big day; Stob Ban, the Grey Corries. Jackie and Colin heading part of the way along and myself heading onto Stob Coire Bhaelaich and Aonach Beag. The weather stayed good until late afternoon when the wind got up and the rain started.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Not only do we go away for weekend meets we have day trips to exotic places like Arran.  Fiona arranged this trip to the Holy Isle just of Lamlash, a place we all wanted to visit for a long time. 
Ailsa Craig

Looking North towards Goatfell

Arran from the boat after a CalMac breakfast

Holy Isle

The team waiting for the bus.  There was to many of us, the bus people ran an extra bus.

Unfortunately there was to many for the wee ferry, poor guy had to make a couple of runs.

Lamlash bay

Outside the Retreat 
Some of the wildlife

Looking down to the wee ferry.

Across to the big ferry

The Alpine garden.

One of the Buddhist paintings

Looking across to Lamlash and the Arran hills

More wildlife