Entries by IMC Treasurer

Kinlochleven, 25-26 October 2019

The view from my window of snow on Ben Wyvis on Friday morning had me excitedly scrabbling around to find my ice axe as I packed for the Kinlochleven meet. Alas, it was a false promise of early season soft, unconsolidated snow, but hopefully an early portent of good things to come. Kinlochleven, since the […]

Glenelg Hills, 13 October 2019

The road sign at the entrance to Glenelg proclaiming that it is twinned with Glenelg, Mars always raises a smile as you head to the Skye Ferry or the Beinn Sgritheall hills.  We were aiming for  a pair of sibling Corbetts – Beinn nan Caorach and Beinn na h-Eaglaise – which, it turned out had […]

Dun Flodigarry, Skye, 27-28 September 2019

A young lady in white trainers and pink jacket emerged out of the mist as she descended the muddy path from the summit of Meall na Suiramach. We felt distinctly over-dressed and over-equipped in our full hillwalking gear among the end of season tourists seeking out famous film locations on Skye.  Although we climbed past the […]

Grey Corries, 15 September 2019

We paid our respects to the slightly scary figure of the Wee Minister on the track above Corriechoillie.  The plaque at the wooden statue says it is of the Reverend John McIntosh but I am told that local opinion favours it being Dr Thomas Chalmers, the first Moderator of the local Free Church. Once we […]

Glencoe, 30-31 August 2019

The SMC hut at Lagangarbh – photo above – was the venue for this meet; we had most of the twenty available bunks. We were joined by a group of four who took up the SMC places, but even this young and fit group thought twice about tackling one of the easier ridges of Buachaille […]

Strathfarrar, 4 August 2019

There was a queue at the Strathfarrar gate as we rolled up for the appointed opening time of 9am. Admittedly, the queue was only two vehicles, both of which set off on the stroke of nine. Our party had a more leisured approach in deciding what hills were to be climbed, where to park and […]

Beinn Airigh Charr, 21 July 2019

The unsettled weather altered our plan to wild camp on the Letterewe Hills and traverse the Corbetts of Beinn Airigh Charr and Ben Lair. We decided instead to have a day meet biking in to the end of the track, and walking in on the well made path to Beinn Airigh Charr.  This was not […]

Strawberry Cottage, Glen Affric, 5-7 July 2019

Chrysanthemum Hill, as our non Gaelic speaking members christened Sgurr nan Ceathramhnan, saw a fair bit of activity on our Strawberry Cottage weekend. Six different parties ranged over the various ridges and tops of Ceathramhnan and its neighbouring Munros and Corbetts on Saturday. The day started well as most folk popped into Alltbeithe YH for […]

The Loch Lochy hills, Sunday 5 May 2019

Six hardy souls braved an uncertain weather forecast to ascend the hills north of Loch Lochy. They were rewarded by a good day out, with occasional snow showers, a biting wind, and excellent visibility. Sron a’Choire Ghairbh They strolled along the forestry track and up to the col via the Allt Glas Dhoire, thence up […]