As usual in these changed times, our meets are organised with small groups heading to different hills and with people travelling independently. People seem to be enjoying being in smaller groups and being able to choose from a range of activities. This week we had ten people – six club members and four prospective members – in three groups on three hills; Slioch, An Riabhachan and Carn Dearg Mor.
Catherine, Kate and Arthur had a super day on Slioch. There were lots of people on the hill – including a group of 10 hill runners! But the hill was big enough for all of us and there were never too many people close by. Midgies were kept at bay by a breeze and sunshine except in the shelter of the trees in the Incheril car park, where they lurked waiting for a hint of exposed flesh. As ever, Slioch provided good value with superb views all round and fine situations on the summit and ridge to Sgurr an Tuill Bhàin. Like many before her, Catherine commented “the walk in was fine, the walk out seemed interminable”.
Dan, Irene and potential member Jo, chose the sedate option for the day with a good cycle down Glen Feshie to ascend the Corbett Carn Dearg Mor. Autumn was in the air with some bright sunshine but a chilly breeze. It was a lovely, refreshing morning out.
Shona, John, Michael and prospective members Philip and Paul, had a good day on An Riabhachan. The joys of the gate at Glen Strathfarrar made for an interesting start. From the power station at Gleann Innis an Loichel the group made for the stalkers path heading up to Loch Mor below the Creagan Toll an Lochan-Sgurr na Lapaich bealach and then on to An Riabhachan. Shona comments “Great weather, lovely company and beautiful views. It’s good to be out with the club again.”
Participants: Catherine, Arthur, Dan Irene, Shona, John, Michael and prospective new members Kate, Jo, Philip and Paul.