Monday, 14 December 2015

12 - 13th December: Pre-Christmas Bothy Trip, Auchope Bothy:

Another good bothy trip.  This time to the Borders Bothy of Auchope.  Foul weather on Saturday and a roaring log fire dispelled all notions of a hill but its an area we'll return to.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

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.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Isle of Arran Wild Camping

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. 

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Llanberis Meet

A few images of our ascent of Snowdon via Crib Goch. 

I think it must be the first time I have ever struggled to get a photo at a summit cairn because of the number of people.

Back at base camp recounting our epic!

The Crib Goch skyline.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Llanberis meet: 22nd - 25 May (3 nights)

Gloucestershire Mountaineering Club hut. 

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 .......

got steeper.

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.

The Cannon seen from the road.

A seat in the sun after a hard day.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Blackrock Meet - 24-26 April

Another great meet at a venue we will use again. Over the weekend Members of the group divided and conquered various Munros and Corbetts in Glencoe and the Mamores.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Abbotsford Hotel

Just a quick reminder that the club will meet at the Abbotsford this Thursday (2nd April) from 20:30 onwards.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Glen Clova Meet: 27-29 March

Cairn Dearg MC Hut, Glen Clova

Despite a poor forecast, Saturday turned out to be not to bad - albeit a mite blustery on the tops.  Munros and Corbetts ticked and the Glittering Skellies skellied.
The Glen Clova team

The new and the old Cairn Dearg MC huts in a lovely wooded setting

Allan and Kevin taking the bikes for a walk up Jocks road.  The return was a lot quicker.

A wintery Jocks Road

The shelter near the coll on Jocks Road

Second breakfast inside the shelter

Time for a wee bit of navigation to make sure we're en-route for the correct hills

Kevin the human wind guage, if he did this on the top he'd have landed in Dundee

Jackie and Frank descending towards the Glittering Skellies

Looking down towards Glen Doll