Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Goat's Last Munro (round 2): West Quioch

The weather in the East (Raeburn Hut meet) looked a bit dreich as we (The Goat & Scuz) climbed the zig-zag stalkers path up the East ridge.
The subsequent ridge walk gave great views to the South and West.

By early afternoon, we were on the summit. We lingered an hour or so, wrapped up in out duvet jackets, admiring the view while the Goat celebrated his second round of Munros with a beer from his tankard and a chocolate bun... although we could neither name the hill we were on nor its height!! (It turned out to be Sgurr a Mhaoraich at 1027m).

We had a leisurely descent to a high camp overlooking Loch Hourn.
Sunday was morning glory, staying high to Buidhe Bheinn further West.


Someone was pleased to bag another Corbett.
More great views over Knoydart:
The Autumn colours were stunning as we walked back to the car through the valley.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Meters Climbed Award

The summer season has finished and with it the Meters Climber Award. 
It is a competition among the AMC climbers to record all the meters climbed in the summer outdoors, sport or trad, worldwide, leading but also top rope. 

Here the scores:

1st Bob 2088m
2nd Razzak 1538m
3rd Evan 538m
Then all the others.

I am glad to mention two walkers for climbing just less than Evan's meters. Well done Scuz and Ed!

A special pat on the shoulder for Razzak since his score are the lead climbing meters only: he forgot to record the top rope ones. Finally, he has the greatest number of meters of lead climbing recorded in the summer season in the club.

For the next session, if you have any doubt about the metres you climb in one route or one pitch, just borrow Bob's prize: the 100m measuring tape is thought exactly for this!!

Congratulations to the winners!

Keep climbing.