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January 2020

Central Gully, Ben Lui, 21st January, 2020

Attendees: Craig, Catherine, Tina, Tim .
This was an impromptu day out, suggested by Craig.  Both the weather forecast and avalanche reports looked promising and as Craig had suggested an easy and highly rated gully, I was keen to tag along. We met up at Dalrigh at about 9.30 and as I remembered the long walk in on the track, I wondered why no one had suggested bringing bikes.  Apparently, so had everybody else, without voicing it.  Hmm.  We set off under blue skies, immediately bumping into the first of the competitors taking part in the Tyndrum 24 hour race.  Some were already over the 100 mile mark, having run throughout the night. As we passed Cononish we had a clear view of the snow field and gully, which seemed to be in perfect condition.

Dec 2019 Glenshee Meet

Ten members of the club had a sociable meet at the Dutton’s old house in Glenshee. Despite the short day length 4 Munros were climbed on the Saturday including Carn Aosda, Cairnwell, Carn a Gheoidh and Carn an Righ. The latter involving an epic bike ride in snow, ice, water and mud. Two Grahams were also climbed, being smaller hills Duchray Hill and Mount Blair were climbed together.

On the Sunday we did the gorge scramble on wet mossy rock. An interesting experience contrasting sharply with the Christmas climbing wall get-together on the same weekend. The days being short most went home but 5 of us headed to Braemar for a short trip up Craig Choinnich.