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Meet Reports


Sunday 17th of December 2017.

Scramblers meet bikers, Polney (credit Wendy Georgeson)

Fourteen members of the club gathered in Dunkeld for a pre-Christmas meet, with walking, scrambling, mountain biking and/or tea and home baking on offer. Some adventure was already encountered when the group attempted to reach the car park above Polney. Alasdair managed to end up across the road, Dennis backed down it and the Tim ended up in a ditch trying to get out of his way. Fortunately, all club members eventually made it to the start point, where we split into two groups (a third group had also taken the more sensible option of a wander along the river).


Beinn Achaladair

Saturday 9th or Sunday 10th of December, 2017.

The party on the way up to Beinn Achaladair (credit Jeff Harris).

A good winter weather forecast encouraged a group of PMC’rs to quickly organise an ad hoc meet. Being Achaladair along with its neighbour Beinn a Chreachain was suggested by Keith and Paul and so on Sunday a group of five set off from Broxden to meet up with Neil at the car park near Achalladar farm. Neil, Keith, Paul M, Jeff, Stephen and Wendy had an enjoyable ascent in clear but intensely cold conditions with wonderful views all round of the mountain landscape.


Annual Dinner, Pitlochry

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th of November, 2017.

The party on the summit of Meall Chuaich (credit Dennis Underwood)

Once again we were blessed with cold and dry weather for the dinner weekend at Pitlochry though there was a very cold NW wind on the Saturday. Meall Chuaich was ascended by a party of 9 enjoying good views and sharing chocolate cake with a party celebrating a Munro completion. The westerly 2 Munro tops of Beinn a Ghlo and Ben Vuirich were also climbed.


Ladies’ Scottish Climbing Club Hut, Milehouse, Kincraig

Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd of October, 2017.

Looking south from Creag Dubh

There is an expectation that all meet reports begin with a weather forecast: in summary, mixed. The mood, however, was not dampened by this prediction. Having taken the Friday afternoon off, Andrzej and I arrived in Newtonmore and had a couple of hours nosying around Creag Dubh and scrambling up the scree boulders to the right. We then headed to the Milehouse hut for about five, loaded with dinner and even some beer, where we proceeded to get the fire going and settle into this excellent accommodation. Others arrived during the evening, including two more prospective members. There was a very relaxed atmosphere in the evening and the story of the flooded bunkroom was repeated a number of times with great relish.



Friday 8th to Sunday 10th of September, 2017.

Looking across to the Cobbler from Beinn Narnain

Well, after looking forward to the Arran meet since it came out in the meet list about a year ago, I’m sad to say I felt I had to take the decision to cancel it.

Other than me, I had one definite taker and four more who were waiting to see what the weather was going to be like.

One person had to cancel due to READ MORE

Glen Brittle Hut, Skye

Friday 11th to Sunday 13th of August, 2017.

credit Susan Morag.

Despite the weathers attempts to foil us we had a very successful and entertaining weekend in Skye. Glen Brittle Memorial Hut once again provided a most comfortable and well located venue though access past the Fairy Pools has now become problematic since they have gone viral with overflowing tourists causing traffic conjestion! Yes! In Skye!