MCofS News for Clubs – September 2011

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2012 Meet Calendar

If you’re interested in having a say with regard to meet locations/venues for 2012, come along to the next Pub Meet at the Crown, Turriff – Wednesday 28th September 2011.

Tiso Discount Evening (Wed 9 November 2011)

Tiso Aberdeen Discount Evening
Wednesday 9th November 2011
18:00 – 20:30

30% off Summit Cafe
20% off Mountaineering & Climbing Hardware
15% off Clothing, Outerwear, Footwear and Accessories
10% off GPS Software, Canoes and Publications

15% off Alpine Skis, Boots and Ski Clothing
10% off Touring Ski Equipment and Accessories


Living in Longhope, Dave McLeod, Tuesday 25th October
A Lecture by Kenton Cool, Monday 21st November
Don’t Go Home By Accident, Mario D’Miao (Aberdeen Mountain Rescue Team Leader, Tuesday 6th December)

Sharing Photos

A Club Photobucket account has been set up to allow Club members to share photos taken by members at Club Meets.

To see the photos, click on “Club Photos (Photobucket)” under “Blogroll”.

To upload photos, please refer to the email that has been distributed to Club Members.
Who will be first to upload some? (Come on Malky, get those Ben Nevis pics uploaded )

Photos uploaded to Photobucket can be displayed on this website (providing they are no larger than 800×600)

Come on, get sharing.

New Website

If you are reading this, you have successfully made it to the new Club website.

So why a new website?

I have  re-designed the website into a more up-to-date “Blog format” using software called WordPress.
WordPress is content management software – allows non-programmers to design and maintain web sites with ease.

Gregor has kindly offered to assist myself henceforth with ongoing maintenance of the site.

Edit: Gregor now has access to the site. Will hopefully see something from Gregor soon. Go Gregor  


Corran Bunkhouse, Corran (3 – 6 September 2011)

Twelve club members attended a long-weekend meet to the excellent four-star Corran Bunkhouse – Andy, Bob, Elsie, Deirdre, Dave, Cliff, Catriona, Jim, Malcolm, Kasia, Gregor and Stuart.

Thanks to Kasia for organising the meet – the twin rooms and steam room were excellent .

On Friday, the weather was mixed.
Andy ascended Creag Dhubh above Roybridge.
Stuart ascended Stob Coire Raineach and Stob Dubh of Buachaille Etive Beag.
Malcolm, Elsie and Deirdre ascended Chno Dearg and Stob Coire Sgriodain.
Gregor, Kasia, Cliff and Catriona ascended Stob Ban in the Grey Corries.

View from Creag Dhubh:

Click here to read full report from Creag Dhubh.

On Saturday, the weather was awful.
Andy chartered a boat to the Isle of Carna and ascended Cruachan Charna.
Stuart ascended Sgorr Dhonuill and Sgorr Dhearg of Beinn a’Bheithir.
Dave and Deirdre traversed Mam na Gualainn – from Kinlochleven to Callert.
Cliff and Catriona ascended so far up Beinn a’Bheithir before turning back due to bad weather.
Bob, Elsie, Malcolm, Kasia and Gregor retreated from a low-level walk to Blackwater Reservoir due to an uncrossable burn (in spate).
Jim walked the North Face of Fort William High Street .

The weather was so bad on Saturday that Bob resorted to singing Travis songs :

Approaching Isle of Carna:

Click here to read full report from Cruachan Charna.

On Sunday, the weather was much better.
Andy ascended Meall Mor and Sgorr a’Choise.
Bob, Deirdre, Elsie, Gregor, Kasia, Malcolm and Stuart ascended Carn Mor Dearg then Ben Nevis via the CMD arete.
Dave ascended Glas Bheinn.
Cliff and Catriona ascended the Pap of Glencoe.
Jim ascended Carn na Nathrach.

View from Meall Mor:

Click here to read full report from Meall Mor and Sgorr a’Choise

On Monday, the weather was again poor.
Deirdre & Malcolm ascended Stob Ban in the Grey Corries.
Jim ascended Creag Dhubh above Roybridge.

Well done to Malcolm and Elsie who have now collected in excess of 200 Munros.

Author: Andy Lawson