Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ballater Cragging

 A few of us (who weren't lucky enough to get away for the weekend) made good use of the Jubilee holiday Tuesday by heading out to the Pass of Ballater for an evenings cragging.  The threatening rain, never materialised and the 5 of us who made it out managed a fine wee bag of routes around the western sector.
Louise on Jumbled block Crack

Stuart I on Jumbled block Crack
Stuart I misses the descent path and gets stuck in a tree.
Stuart I on Aftershave

Diamond Jubilee Meet - Glencoe

Last weekend a reduced but enthusiastic bunch gathered in the excellent Lagangarbh hut in Glencoe to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee in style with big days on the hill.
The fine weather on Saturday saw most people tackle Bidean and there are some photos on the club’s Facebook site. Meanwhile Ann & John did a bit of bagging in Appin with a traverse of Beinns Fionnlaidh and Sgulaird.

Beinn Sgulaird and Loch Creran

Panorama from Beinn Fionnlaidh north to Ben Nevis, Glencoe and Glen Etive

On Sunday I have no idea what went on as I was busy delivering a boat to Oban, then driving west to the midge-infested delights of the Resipole campsite to take advantage of the long weekend. On Monday we did the traverse of the Rois Bheinn range in Moidart. This must rank as one of the best outings on the west coast and the views are stunning. It would be mobbed if the three Corbetts were Munros. 
Summit of Rois Bheinn from An Stac

Loch Ailort, Muck, Eigg and Rum

A grand day out was finished in fine style by the first foray of the season for the wild swimming section in the refreshing waters of Loch Ceann Traigh. No seals came to play, but there were plenty of sand eels around.