Archive for March 2010

Aviemore YH, Aviemore (19 – 21 March 2010)

Five club members attended the weekend meet to Aviemore:
Andy, Colin, Malcolm, Bob and Linda.

On Friday,
– Andy and Colin ascended Carn na h-Easgainn and Meall Mor.

On Saturday,
– Andy, Colin, Bob and Malcolm all ascended Bynack More (and got back in plenty time to watch the Scotland-Ireland rugby game in the Cairngorm Hotel).

On Sunday,
– Malcolm and Andy ascended Ord Ban and Beinn Mhor.

Assortment of photos from weekend:

Carn na h-Easgainn:

Looking back to start:

Colin ascending Carn na h-Easgainn:

Windfarm from summit of Carn na h-Easgainn:

View towards Kessock bridge from summit of Carn na h-Easgainn:

Looking across to Carn na h-Easgainn from summit of Meall Mor:

Colin, Malcolm, Bob and Andy at start of walk:

Path near Glenmore Lodge:

An Lochan Uaine:

Ryvoan bothy:

Colin, Malcolm and Bob at footbridge over River Nethy:

Strath Nethy:

Looking back to Meall a’Buichaille:

Ascending lower slopes of Bynack More:

Heading for ridge of Bynack More:

A distant Ben Rinnes:

‘Gorms:

Ridge to summit of Bynack More:

On the ridge:

View from ridge:

Ascending the ridge:

Bob and Malcolm approaching summit:

Malcolm, Bob, and Colin taking a photo of another group, at summit:

Improving weather during descent:

Loch an Eilein:

Approaching summit of Ord Ban:

Aviemore from summit of Ord Ban:

Cairngorm from Ord Ban:

Beinn Mhor:

Malcolm at summit of Beinn Mhor:

Andy on summit of Beinn Mhor:

Ben Rinnes:

Bynack More from Beinn Mhor:

Grantown on Spey:

Posted 22/03/2010 by turriffmc in Weekend Meets

Potteries Bunkhouse, Laggan (5 – 7 March 2010)

Seven club members attended the weekend meet to Potteries Bunkhouse, Laggan:
Gregor, Bob, Malcolm, Andy, Chris, Deirdre and Stuart.
Thanks to Chris for organising.

On Friday,
– Andy ascended Creag Ruadh (Laggan) and then Creag Bheag (Kingussie)
– Malcolm and Gregor ascended Binnein Shuas (Moy)
– Chris ascended Creag Dhubh (Newtonmore)

On Saturday,
– Andy, Bob and Gregor ascended Creag Ruadh (Drumochter) and then Creag Dhubh (Newtonmore)
– Malcolm, Chris and Stuart ascended Geal Charn (Garva Bridge)
– Deirdre walked from Kinloch Laggan to Loch Pattack (and back)

On Sunday,
– Malcolm, Gregor and Deirdre ascended Creag Ruadh (Laggan)
– Chris did the Ring of Steall.

Chris also went on to do a solo ascent of Curved Ridge on Buaichaille Etive Mor on Monday and a solo ascent of Ledge Route on Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg via the arete on Tuesday. Respect man!!!

Assortment of photos from weekend:

Ridge of Creag Ruadh (Photo by Andy):

Frozen Loch Laggan (Photo by Andy):

Various summit cairns of Creag Bheag (Photo by Andy):

Kingussie (Photo by Andy):

Bob at summit of Creag Ruadh (Photo by Andy):

Andy at summit of Creag Ruadh (Photo by Andy):

Creag Dhubh (Photo by Andy):

On ridge of Creag Dhubh (Photo by Andy):

Gregor on Creag Dhubh (Photo by Andy):

View from Creag Dhubh (Photo by Andy):

Approaching summit cairns of Creag Dhubh (Photo by Andy):

Newtonmore from summit of Creag Dhubh (Photo by Andy):

View from summit of Creag Dhubh (Photo by Andy):

Gregor descending Creag Dhubh (Photo by Andy):

Gregor and Bob descending Creag Dhubh (Photo by Andy):

Gregor walking in Andy and Bob’s glissade trail (Photo by Andy):

More views from Creag Dhubh (Photo by Andy):

More views from Creag Dhubh (Photo by Andy):

Steall bridge (Photo by Chris):

Devil’s Ridge pinnacle (Photo by Chris):

An Garbhanach (Photo by Chris):

Na Gruagaichean (Photo by Chris):

The sun sinking behind Devil’s Ridge (Photo by Chris):

Sgurr a’ Mhaim and Devil’s Ridge after sunset (Photo by Chris):

Looking along the ridge to the last Munro of the day, An Gearanach (Photo by Chris):

Looking back down the start of Curved Ridge, with climbers to the left in Easy Gully (Photo by Chris):

Rannoch Moor (Photo by Chris):

Looking up Curved Ridge (spot the three climbers) (Photo by Chris):

From further up, looking back past Rannoch Wall to the Corbett Beinn a’ Chrulaiste (Photo by Chris):

Looking down again, with climbers regrouping at one of the more level sections (Photo by Chris):

Looking down from the top of Curved Ridge (Photo by Chris):

Rannoch Moor, with Schiehallion visible in the distance (Photo by Chris):

Looking down from Crowberry Tower (Photo by Chris):

Looking back at Crowberry Tower, with the ascent ledge on its left side (Photo by Chris):

Stob na Doire, with Stob na Broige sitting well behind (Photo by Chris):

Looking back to Stob na Broige (Photo by Chris):

Looking back down Ledge Route (Photo by Chris):

Looking down No. 4 Gully (Photo by Chris):

Climbers topping-out on Tower Ridge (Photo by Chris):

Eastern Mamores (Photo by Chris):

Carn Mor Dearg with Aonach Mor behind (Photo by Chris):

Summit of Ben Nevis (Photo by Chris):

Sunset behind Ben Nevis (Photo by Chris):

CMD arete at sunset (Photo by Chris):

Posted 08/03/2010 by turriffmc in Weekend Meets