Undeterred by a landslide cutting the train line from Geneva and a thunderstorm on the first day the group are enjoying some sunny walking from the chalet. More to follow. More photos and video on the Club Facebook page.
Based in Ballachulish, four members managed a week of Munro bagging. Drizzle and low cloud on the first day meant a lower level walk with coffee and cake then Celtic music in the evening. Better weather then enabled ascents of Buachaille Etive Mor, completion of the Aonoch Eagach ridge and three Munro’s in the Mamores.
A mixed week weather-wise for the Club’s trip to Arran (aka ‘Scotland in Minature’): two good weather days, one so so and three rainy misty days. From our base at Brodick Castle, Goat Fell at 874m was a ‘must do’ and on other days Holy Island, Lochranza Castle, Kings Cave and Machrie Standing Stones made
The Dinefwr bunkhouse lies just outside the town of Llandeilo at the extreme Western end of the Brecon Beacons. Described as ‘an estate bunkhouse full of rustic character’ it seemed to have as many staircases as its 16 bedspaces but eventually everyone managed to find their way to a bed and dump kit. On Saturday,
Braving high winds and rain [please vary intro to these trip reports– Ed] several Gentian parties set out on the Saturday from the MAM hut in Coniston. Tarn Hows proved a popular destination with one group continuing on to the Cat Cafe at Hawkshead [?!? – explanation needed – Ed] for tea and buns while
More ‘taps aff’ weather than deep Winter, the group nevertheless managed to find sufficient snow to get crampons and ice axes into play on several days starting with a day of excellent instruction in use of same from local trainer, Richard Kermode. During the week a number of Munros and Corbetts were achieved before returning
Arriving at Idwal Cottage YHA on Friday night it was clear that global warming had struck again as the hills were bare of snow. On Saturday crampons and iceaxes were therefore left behind and the group battled strong winds and intermittent rain to complete a mid-level ridge walk from the hut to Capel Curig, returning
The hut stove proved to be the star turn on this meet. Happily, the host club (Cleveland MC) had been up for a maintenance meet and left the stove on so we arrived to a warm hut. So warm, in fact, that shorts and T shirts were sought as a tropical atmosphere prevailed. The weather
Having successfully navigated the wedding party at the adjacent Ilam Hall YHA, the group settled in at the very comfortable NT bunkhouse. On Saturday most routes involved the stepping stones at nearby Dovedale while one party ranged further afield and made the now traditional return by headtorch. Despite this all were ready when the time
A cosy bunkhouse in a good location for a damp Saturday’s walking across the Long Mynd. ‘Long’ was the operative word here but thankfully the leader allowed a return by rail from the furthest point and Sunday saw a revitalised group ascend the old favourites of Caer Caradoc and The Lawley. Video on the Club’s