Friday, 11 April 2014

Shalloch on Minnoch day out

This was one of those off-the-cuff day out Fee organised by email.  After meeting in Straiton we headed for a wee lay-by just past Stinchar Brg.  
Our route took us across some rough moor up onto Shalloch on Minnoch.  To make a nice wee circuit we returned via Craigmasheenie and Cornish Loch.
A grand walk.

A river crossing early in the day.  It's handy being able to walk on water

A confab on the way up

Lunch inside the summit shelter

Shalloch on Minnoch summit

Getting ready for the summit pics

Ian the photographer with Kirriereoch behind

Summit pics take a while

Fun bum-sliding

Looking back to S on M


Nearly there

A rough way out

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Lagangarbh Hut, Glencoe 28 - 30 March

Members of the Kyle Mountain Club outside Lagangarbh Hut at the foot of Buachaille Etive Mor.

Another great weekend!!  

Some of the team headed up to the Coe on Friday and hit the slopes at the White Coires.
Saturday saw Kev and I heading up the Ben at 07.15 en-route for Ledge Route.  While Corbett bashing occupied some of the team, the high winds on Saturday resulted in both Glencoe and Nevis Range Ski resorts being closed, however regardless of this everyone enjoyed themselves and still returned home with fond memories.

Lagangarbh is a great base.  This hut was originally a crofting home however was cleverly adapted to sleep 20 people. 

The Kyle Club has been going along for many years now and it was also a great opportunity for  members to share one of their favourite meets with some new members that had come along for the weekend. 

The Hut is in a perfect position for the Climbers, Mountaineers and Ski-iers within the Club and provides a unique view of one of Scotland's best and most photographed mountains (Buachaille Etive Mor).

Sunday saw the most of the team head home while I headed up into the gloom of Meall a Bhuiridh on ski and Kev took to two wheels.
Summit of Meall a Bhuiridh

Glencoe sledge course disappearing into the mist

The Snow Bunny

The kids getting ready to race

The gloom lifted