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Manchester Indoor Ice Wall
Friday 1st December at 8:30am
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Nottingham Indoor Wall Monday 16th October 4pm
Here's a brief meet report for the first meet of the year, anyone can edit it so get in there and record all those memorable moments that made the trip.
After realising that the student union minibus doesn’t go very fast(and was probably the slowest thing at accelerating on the motorway that day!) we eventually made it to Crianlarich at about 2ish,only to find that we couldnt open the door. Anyway after realising that a key was in the other side of the lock after some loud knocking and the use of the mini bus horn the door was opened.Quick unpacking of the bus proceeded and then to bed for 3hours of sleep. 6.30 was the wake up time set by Damian,however most people decided that this was far too late and awoke at 6am, (waking all the shocked commitee members in the process) ready to get onto the mountains.
Two walks occurred:
Martin and Steve led Graham, Chris C and Christie up Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhchraig.
Damian and Lou led Christopher J, Kathryn, Kayleigh and Phillippa up Beinn Eunaich, Beinn a’ Chochuill and Stob Diamh.
Martins and Steve’s walk started with a river crossing to save an extra 2hours walking. The river wasn’t too deep, almost up to knee height but was fast flowing, so after practising moving together in a circle for support people started to step into the water only to forget all the practise and run across the river as water flooded into everyone’s boots. A quick emptying of boots later and we headed along a very boggy path through a forest. After coming out the other side we realised that we took a wrong turning and decided that instead of the planned 4 Munros we would just do the 2 due to the bad weather and extra walking involved to include the extra 2 munros. Visability was practically zero above 700m, with constant rain to add to the fun! Ben Oss was reached fairly comfortably but Beinn Dubhchraig was a little bit more tricky with wind gusts so great that kneeling down on all fours was required to prevent been blown off the mountain.
Damo’s group (insert here) but why did you miss out the highest and probably the best munro in the range? Poor route planning and route choice maybe?
Getting back to the hut Bangers and Mash with extra mash was on the menu, and after clearing away we all made the 30second walk to the pub. One new member(christie) being a patriotic Englishman decided he wanted to play some of the locals in a pool competion. Damian, Martin and Chris C decided to join him, but as you can probably guess we lost quite miserbly!
On the Sunday Damian and Steve led all those willing(ie everyone apart from Martin and Lou) up Cruach Ardrain and Beinn Tulaichean. The weather was much better than the Saturday and we could actually see views around us instead of just greyness.
We set of from the hut at 5pm and arrived back in Nottingham about 1ish, dropped everyone off at home and got some much needed sleep.
All in all a great weekend, and looking like it could be a great year to be in mps!!