Thursday, August 28, 2014

Glen Affric Meet

Last weekend's meet to Strawberry Cottage saw a full hut of AMCers make the trip to the heart of one of the most scenic glens in Scotland. Having two vans available for the run up the forestry track certainly made the approach to the hut easier.
Saturday was on the worst end of the forecast with a fair bit of cloud and some heavy and at times wintry showers. Donald, Mark and Judith tackled the Munros to the south, Morna and Jane did the two Corbetts to the SE and most of the rest did various long combinations of the hills on the NW end of the glen.

Upper Glen Affric looking broody

The long trek out to Mullach na Dheiragain

Brief break in the clouds on Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan
Final hill of the day, Sgurr Gaorsaic
All of this activity was followed by a hearty communal meal and a fine social evening.
Sunday brought the promised improvement in the weather which brought about a mad scramble to load up the vans and get on the hill. The Corbetts to the SE were the popular choice for John, Ann, Mark, Donald, Judith, Denis and Naomi, while Morna and Jane went of to the Mam Sodhail area. 
The northern Affric hills from Carn a Choire Ghairbh

Summit ridge of Aonach Shasuinn