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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
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Wild Wet Windy Scotland ... and a 36 hour rave!

We set off for Aberfeldy in record time, its been a while since MPS got away before 5:30... good start! We reached Penrith for the usual Fish and Chip ritual at 9.30 - not bad in a limited bus... note, try and pursued East mid's to give us the old blue bus... or we should consider AVR...? However, even with the same bus as last time, which lacked a working cigarette lighter (for music, not for lighting cigarette's!) and more importantly no brakes, we still managed to make good progress.

Glassie Farm Bunkhouse is up a 1.5 mile off-road track, which seemed a bit unlikely as we drove up, bouncing around everywhere, the most excellent president Llewellyn was sure hoping at this point his navigator hadn't sent him the wrong way, as turning the bus would have been impossible! On arrival, we discovered a 30th birthday party was in the bunkhouse next door.. in the middle of nowhere.

The next morning, after a sleep deprived nights sleep filled with fire alarms, we set out and noticed the rave was still going. It was infact going when we got back in the evening and lasted over saturday night... which saw more fire alarms. It turned out the ravers, (who must have been on drugs) set it off with their smoke machine..doh!

Josh in the forground, Kayleigh, tria, Ana-Maria, Rosie and Ben walking down to the river in the background, just before the end of their walk up Meal nan Turmachen on sunday.

Whilst we got less sleep than normal, we still had an amazing time on the hill and I think everyone agreed that Glen Lyon is a lovely glen, as said to be the loveliest and longest glen in scotland! Scotland was also in full force this weekend, providing Gnarly whether on the saturday, with ~60mph gusts and rain... wet pant day! My waterproofs failed after a few hours! Sunday was a bit more settled, and actually possible to navigate, sat was so bad a times I struggled to read the map and hence we came off the hill in a slightly odd place.

The sun just managing to poke through over Loch Tay on the sunday.

And an extra hour

This was the weekend of the clocks going back, so we gained an hour. We decided to save this up, so that we would get back to nottingham an hour earlier, rather than be lazy and have an extra hours sleep. Therefore we got back before midnight!

All in all, a smooth and successful trip, and much fun had by all.

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