‘Twas the weekend before Xmas and all was quiet…well, except for at Milehouse!
That said, it was a little quieter than usual, with a new strain of Covid on the loose and a re-tightening of measures, we were a few shy of filling the hut, which was a real shame as it’s among the best of them. Long overdue for a meet too, was a decent forecast and, not to rub it in, the weather was excellent. Settled, cold, hard frost overnight and unusually warm, blue-sky days. All that was missing was the snow!
Members Attending: Gerry Weir; Louise McCulloch; George Henderson; Susan Henderson; Adrian Mowat; Ania Borg; Jim Aire & Lorn Smith.
Guest(s): Malcolm Russell.
Apologies: John Calder; Raymond Evenden; Norrie Shand; James Duncan Fraser; Alyn McNaughton; Bill Dallas.
Most of those in attendance were busy on route to the meet on Friday, making the most of the conditions. George & Susan went into the Monadhliath for Geal Charn on their way North, while Louise wasn’t too far from them, on the Drumochter 2 (Carn na Caim & A ‘Bhuidheanach Beag).
The Barns of Bynack (where Jim couldn’t resist a wee scramble) and the Munro Top of A’Choinneach gave an extension of the day, before returning over Bynack Beag (also a Munro Top) and into Strath Nethy, towards the bikes.
George and Susan meanwhile, stopped off at the Uath Lochans, before heading on closer to home and another leg stretch towards Ben Vrackie from Killiecrankie (O).
Happy New Year* and see you all for the Burns Supper at Glen Clova in January 2022! (*Somewhat belated as this is being issued months later!)