Day meet to Meall a’Bhuachaille, 15 October ’17

A strong team of 10 ventured down to Strathspey, ably organised by Steve Bell.  The remnants of a hurricane were forecast, and the plan was to ascend old favourite Meall a’Bhuachaille from Forest Lodge.

A sunny walk to Ryvoan bothy, pictured above, was followed by an increasingly breezy ascent of the hill track.  The forecast for winds of 45-60 mph was amply justified and no-one felt like doing the ridge walk along to Craiggowrie, all settling for the descent of the north ridge – below – and return through the Caledonian Pine woods to Forest Lodge.

The day was rounded off with a visit to the Bell holiday home for much-appreciated tea and cakes.  A good sociable day, and an interesting way down a well-known hill.

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  1. Steve Belk
    Steve Belk says:

    Ha ha ha! Sounds like we own the place – holiday rental only I am sorry to say. It was a super day and I enjoyed the walk and the company. Talking to the Auktmore Estate Manager today who told me he tried outlet route a couple of years ago and found it dreadful – on a mountain bike!

    Anyway, great to see you all – including four new faces ?. Look forward to seeing you all again soon.

    Steve

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