Entries by Ewen Macniven

Roybridge meet, 22-23 February 2020

The forecast for the weekend was not good – strong winds, snow, avalanches – and when we gathered at Aite Cruinnichidh hostel on Friday night there was much discussion about what hills would “go”.  The hostel is very comfortable and well situated for the Laggan, Glen Spean and Nevis hills. Also handy for the pub […]

Strathconon meet, 2 February 2020

Thirteen people assembled at the walkers car park in Strathconon.  This was a bit of a relief, because at one stage over 20 people had expressed interest in coming on this meet and I had nightmare images of crocodiles in a Scottish glen. The “A” team headed for the round of Meallan nan Uan and […]

Burns Supper, 18 January 2020

We had a good weekend at Elphin with better weather than forecast both days, though quite wild on the tops on Saturday.  Dougie, Shona, Brian, Masoud and guest Terry get the prize for effort; they had a cracking day on Quinag – panorama above – despite Shona leaving a piping hot flask of coffee and […]

Creag Ruadh and Dun da Lamh – 5 January 2020

Eleven brave souls pitched up at the car park by Balsporran Cottage at Drumochter, possibly enthused by new year resolutions or possibly just not having seen the MWIS dire forecast for the day.  The cloud crept down the mountains and the wind gusts drove the rain into our faces as we exchanged new year greetings.  […]

Carn Chuinneag and Navigation Course, 8 December 2019

The six Corbetteers – three members and three prospective members – started up Glencalvie from the end of the public road near Glen Calvie Lodge.  One hundred and seventy five years earlier, Glencalvie had been the site of one of the most poignant episodes in the clearances when eighteen families from the glen were evicted […]

Kintail Christmas Dinner, 13-14 December 2019

The snow started to fall quietly as we walked up to the Bealach an Sgairne heading for A’Glas-bheinn, above.  This was in some contrast to our last visit on the Christmas meet last year, when we were battered by strong winds and abandoned our attempt a few metres above the bealach.  There was no repeat […]

Ballater meet, 22-23 November

The Club’s weekend meet to Ballater was notable for the dreich weather, superb accommodation at Ballater Hostel and an enjoyable dinner celebrating the birthday of one of the party.   Although hills of varying stature were climbed, there is little photographic evidence of this so we must rely on the words of those involved….. On […]

Maol Chean-dearg, 10 November 2019

An encouraging weather forecast did not disappoint.  The conditions in Glencarron were excellent, and we decided to ascend Maol Chean-dearg from Coulags.  There had been a hard frost, and the ground was well frozen – handy for negotiating boggy country.  The first part of the walk up the glen was by the track to the […]