Am Bothan, Leverburgh (7 – 10 May 2010)

Sixteen club members attended the weekend meet to Am Bothan in Leverburgh – Andy, Malcolm, Chris, Kevin, Gregor, Bob, Linda, Leslie, Michael, Paul, Marion, Elsie, John, Kathleen, Deirdre and Ailsa.

Andy, Bob and Malcolm set off a few days early for an initial trip to Skye, with Kasia joining in Skye.

On Monday, Andy, Bob, Malcolm and Kasia set out to climb Sgurr nan Gillean.
Unfortunately, owing to a fresh dump of snow overnight, the group had to turn back 50m or so from the summit.

Malcolm and Kasia ascending Sgurr nan Gillean, Skye:

Later that afternoon, Andy and Malcolm bumped into Chris and then all ascended Meall a’Mhaoil.

Chris and Andy at summit of Meall a’Mhaoil, Skye:

On Tuesday, Bob, Malcolm and Andy ascended the Graham Ben Aslak and the Marilyn Ben Tianavaig.

Bob ascending Ben Tianavaig:

On Wednesday, Bob, Malcolm and Andy undertook a trip to Raasay. On Raasay, Bob, Malcolm and Andy ascended Beinn na h-Iolaire and then Dun Caan. On return to Skye, Andy and Malcolm also ascended Beinn na Greine.

Andy, Bob and Malcolm at summit of Beinn na h-Iolaire (Rona in background):

Bob and Malcolm at misty summit of Dun Caan on Raasay:

On Thursday, Andy, Kevin, Gregor and Malcolm took the ferry over to Harris and ascended Clisham.

Kevin on Clisham ridge:

View from summit of Clisham:

On Friday, Andy, Kevin, Gregor, Chris and Malcolm ascended the Grahams Tirga Mor and Oreval. Bob ascended Clisham.

Gregor and Malcolm ascending Tirga Mor:

Sron Uladal:

View from summit of Cleiseabhal:

On Saturday, Andy, Malcolm, Chris, Kevin and Gregor ascended Ceapabhal. Andy and Malcolm also went on to ascend Greabhal. Leslie ascended Roineabhal, Bleabhal and Greabhal. Paul, Marion, Elsie, John, Michael, Kathleen and Ailsa ascended Clisham.

View from Ceapabhal:

Horgabost beach:

On Sunday, Andy, Malcolm, Chris and Kevin ascended Uisgnaval Mor. Andy, Malcolm and Chris then went on to ascend Teileasbhal and then Stulabhal. Leslie ascended Ceapabhal and Beinn Dhubh. Paul, Marion, Kathleen and Ailsa ascended Beinn Dhubh.

View from summit of Uisgnaval Mor:

Malcolm at summit of Stulaval:

Various low-level walks were also undertaken including trips to Luskentyre Beach, Horgabost Beach, Callanish Stones, Great Bernera, etc.

Stones at Callanish:

Possibly the best Turriff Hillwalking Club weekend meet yet!!!