Monday, 5 January 2015

First Weekend on the hill of 2015

The first weekend of 2015 saw members of the club enjoying the snow on different hills; 
Saturday saw Kevin and team take their bikes past Auch farm to Beinns Mhanach and a'Chiurn.
Sunday saw Dunc and Alan C head to the Trossachs and Stuc a' Choirn.  While over on Loch Lomond Frank, Ian MacG and me (Allan H) took on Ben Vane.
The pictures below are of the Ben Vane team.
Early morning on Loch Lomond

Ben Vane

Looking back across the three lochs; Loch Lomond, Loch Arklet and Loch Katrine

Busy day

Time to blaze our own trail

Last bit of our wee route 

Looking across to Narnain and the Cobbler

The last slopes to the top 

Once they all left it was lovely on the top

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Wee Up-Hill ski day out on Geal-charn, last day out of 2014

Early start, make a plan up as we drive.  Decision head up the A9 and go for Geal-charn.  Lots of other people out on skis and a few on foot. 

Always time for a wee second breakfast before we start. 
Scottish skiing isn't alway easy

Up-hill skiing

The top was a bit thin of snow

The cloud started to lift 

More snow than we thought 

 The Up-hill ski team

 Stag Bothy 20th Dec 2014

Pictured below are members of the Kyle Mountain Club on their Annual Christmas Bothy Trip.  This year

there was a last minute change of plan due to the poor weather forecast and it was decided to visit Stag Bothy near Aviemore rather than travelling further North.  The change of plan was a wise move as the walk into the Bothy was dry with plenty of snow around which added to the beauty of the area.

A Christmas Bothy trip is organised every year to get away from all the hustle and bustle that surrounds the pre-Christmas shopping.  It's a good excuse to get together somewhere remote, to relax and chat about the past years trips away.