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"Wild Camping"

1st - 3rd March 2013

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AGM. Portland D136.
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Thursday 14th March
8.00 pm

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Manchester Indoor Ice Wall
Friday 1st December at 8:30am

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A' Chuil Bothy NM 943923
(someone please replace with less blurred one)

Bothys Bagged -> Knoydart Bothies -> A Chuil Bothy

Bagged by Jim, Grahame, Ed and Franco: 4-5 Jan 08.

Unlike most bothies is amongst the trees. Large well maintained bothy with two rooms, both with fireplaces and sleeping platforms. Well stocked probably due to distance from the roadhead (which is a remote scenic drive). Well worth carrying coal in.

As for our trip, we had a nice atmospheric walk in with snow falling and clinging to the scots pines. The fire and port made for a good evening but unfortunately by the next morning the snow had turned to rain. We started late and our walk to the Sgurr na Ciche took longer than expected. Some unexpected proper winter conditions began above 500m and things became exciting - a deep snowy gully followed by a snowy scramble and a windy summit. On the the summit there were brief breaks in the cloud revealing glimpses of dramatic Knoydart views below. Despite our lateness we persisted with the route, stumbling through deep soft snow and wind to bag Garbh Chioch Mhor and Sgurr nan Coireachan. All of the descent was done in darkness which led to some negotiations with the very full streams. We made it back tired but pleased with our day's adventure. This time the fire and port were appreciated all the more.

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