The Easter Weekend camping Meet to Roybridge coincided with excellant warm sunny weather.
Judith and I decided to go off and see if we could bag a new Munro for Judith. So Saturday morning saw us parked at the top of the Coirechoille track. From there we walked up to the bothy in Lairig Leacach where we had a mid morning cuppa.
From there we walked up the ridge to the summit of Stob Ban mainly avoiding any snow that was lying. Fantastic views opened up as we ascended.
We found the ascent fairly easy and with such a great sunny day we decided to carry on and go up the end Grey Corries - Stob Choire Claurigh. Again the ascent from the south was mainly snow free and the sheltered slopes very hot for us after a long Scottish winter! We soon reached the top and finally a fairly Alpine environment ( and associated crowds).
Judith decided that some nav practice was in order so we went off the correct ridge. The views of The Ben, Aonachs and Grey Corrie ridge were almost as impressive as Judith getting the right compass bearing.
On the descent we met a pair of keen skiers heading for the bowls at the back of the Grey Corries ridge - a long walk for 5 minutes skiing.
We meet up with everyone else at the camp site and had a socialable evening around the tents, but a lack of evening sunshine meant a contingent headed to the Stromlossit.
Sunday saw Mark, Judith, Luigi, Bob, Jane, Stuart, Juliette and Melba head to the crags at Poildubh and the area around the Alp turned into a baking oven as the day progressed - not bad for Scotland in April.
Mark climbing Tear on SW Buttress - a lovely little HS.
We all climbed a number of routes with Judith providing dog walking services to keep Malba happy.
Stuart and Juliette on the classic HS Pine Wall.
The best of the bunch was probably Resurrection - very appropriate for Easter Sunday, seen below being led by Bob with Jane belaying.
We eventaully had to call it a day after being cooked just a bit too much and running out of water.