Elphin Meet Report 17/18th Jan ’15

 

15 people braved the snow to arrive at the GSG hut on Friday night. The fire was lit and discussions about the next day were had.

5 groups set off on saturday morning with the hope of clear weather.

Gina, Alan and Michael G enjoyed great views from Canisp, with a very graceful topple near the top from Alan.

Ian D, Ian M, Carol, Anush and Jim were feeling energetic and so trekked from the hut to Canisp (but caught a lift back). The underfoot conditions were good for playing with crampons once they had got over the heather/bog (after turning off the road a bit too early….)

Ewen and Andreas headed to the Bone caves and over Beinn nan Cnaimhseag, Peter, Marion and Robin doing a similar walk in reverse.

Mel and Ian Mitchell went for a wander near the bone caves, practised ice axe arrests and then lunched on the path between loch assynt and Suileag bothy with amazing views of Quinag.

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Glencoe 17/18th October Meet Report

11 people travelled to Glencoe independent Hostel on Friday.

Mel and Michael G managed to get away early to climb Sgorr Dhonuill (of Beinn a’Bhethir). We left the carpark at South Ballachulish at 14.30 and took the tracks and well made path into the bealach between the 2 summits. Luckily the weather was better than expected (less windy) and so we arrived on the summit by 5pm with great views!

Peter and Marion, Helen, Carol and Richard H were already settled in when we arrived. Jenny C and 2 friends from Edinburgh (Candice and Anthony) and Annie arrived later.

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Day Meet Report- Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh

5 people (Michael G, Gina, Alan, Mel and new member Allan) met at the car-park at 8 (ish- Mel was late…) and piled into Alan and Gina’s car.

Our walk started from a midgey car-park at Achnashellach station, through the trees, until the path opened up beneath Fuar Tholl. We were treated to an amazing rainbow when approaching Coire Lair. A well made stalkers path took us up the start of the ascent of Sgorr Ruadh, leaving the path to move up rocky and grassy slopes above the crags to the summit cairn. The shifting weather gave an interesting atmosphere to the views! Read more