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Meet Reports

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.

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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!


Hawkcraig, Aberdour

Wednesday 5th of July 2017.

Keith on belay retreats from the incoming tide.

A long, well attended evening meet at Hawkcraig with a variety of lines climbed. The incoming tide created extra excitement, including an emergency evacuation of equipment to higher ground and a retreat up the bottom of the crag for Keith while on belay.

Pitmedden Forest

Thursday 29th of June 2017.

Rob heading off

Directions: Carpark is on the Strathmiglo Road from Abernethy, signposted Pitmedden Forest on the left just before the top.
The year’s mountain biking meets got off to an inauspicous start, with rain all day leaving the trails a healthy mix of wet roots and bog. Rob led the way and I lagged at the bag, practicing falling over.
I didn’t manage to get any photos of the really scary bits (for me) as I was too busy holding on.

Other photographs from the meet:

Rob leading the wayRob heading off