The Cabin, Balgowan – 6th/7th December, 2019

This was our club’s third trip to this hut with several of those attending having visited prior to the 45 being established. It is owned by the J.M.C.S. who keep it well maintained and equipped. A very efficient multi-fuel stove soon heats up the comfortable lounge/ kitchen area and beyond, two w.c. /shower rooms adding…

Glencoe Independent Hostel – 8th/9th November 2019

Glencoe is a regular and favourite haunt of the Club for obvious reasons and many great meets have previously been enjoyed in and around this magnet for hillwalkers and mountaineers. For the first time though we were booked into the Glencoe Independent Hostel which sits near the Youth Hostel on the back road between The…

Glencoe Ski Lodge – 2nd/3rd August, 2019

The Club’s August meet took them to pastures new at least in terms of the accommodation. The Glencoe Ski Lodge sits partially hidden in the forest just west of the River Orchy and south west of Bridge of Orchy. The lodge is an impressive two storey wooden building with enough bedrooms to accommodate the club…

Torrin Outdoor Centre, Skye – 13th/14th July, 2019

The club had enjoyed a monthly meet in the Isle of Skye in each of the previous four years of its existence. This year, the Skye meet was extra special as it was arranged to accompany club member Jason Bostock on his final Munro and to help him celebrate his achievement. The story of the…

Shore Lodge Bunkhouse, Arran – 21st/22nd June, 2019

Members attending – Jim Aire, Ania Borg, John Calder, George Henderson, Susan Henderson, Adrian Mowat, Alan Orr, Ian Pollock, Gerry Weir. The trip to the isles is always a bit more of an adventure and members often head up early to take advantage, as was the case this time. Ania and Adrian arrived early to…

Elphin, Assynt – 31st May/1st June, 2019

Elphin is a small village in Sutherland in the region of Assynt about 15 miles north of Ullapool. This area is one of the most spectacular hillwalking regions in Scotland. Although boasting only two Munros, the lesser (in height only) hills of Suilven, Quinag, Cul Mor and several others create a unique and captivating landscape.…