Crianlarich meet, 12/13 March ’16

A full house of 10 IMC members had a good weekend in the well appointed Ochils MC cottage at Crianlarich.  The trip started early for Michael and Cerian, who did Beinn A’Chuallaich near Kinloch Rannoch on Friday.  Cloudy conditions on Saturday led Robin, Richard H, Ewen, Peter and Marion towards Creag Gharbh to the south of Loch Tay.  A more energetic team of Cerian, Kirsty, Michael and Arthur climbed Meall Nan Tarmachan from near  the Lawers Dam  in cloud and damp, then scurried off down to the coffee shop in Killin.

On Sunday the ‘A’ team of Kirsty, Arthur, Cerian and Michael ascended An Casteal from Glen Falloch, with Kirsty and Arthur going on to traverse Beinn a Chroin, meeting up with Cerian and Michael on the new hydro scheme track back to Glen Falloch.  There were fine views to be had of all the Southern Highlands hills.  Interestingly, almost every suitable watercourse  seemed to have a new run of the river hydro scheme; from An Casteal, five could be seen in Glen Falloch.

Beinn Donachain in Glen Orchy was the chosen destination on Sunday for Steve, Richard and Ewen who were rewarded by good views from this rather out-of-the-way Graham.  Marion, Peter and Robin conquered Fiarach near Crianlarich.