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Next Meet

"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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Skye in a Nutshell

Great weather, great people, great mountains, great trip.

SATURDAY: Leave Nottingham….Meet Chris, Vince and Martin in Fort Bill….Arrive in Glen Brittle: Controversy! We don’t camp in the same place that MPS has for the last 10 years, but somewhere more sheltered from the wind…Midges!… SUNDAY: Get up at 7.30am , think we were all left by midday?.…ab off the bus, ab off the In Pinn/into the TD gap….someone kicks a rock on Chris’s head, not impressed.…Damo’s group not back until 10, worry, worry, worry….Dinner and bed shortly after…. MONDAY: Pinnacle Ridge and Bla Bheinn for most…. Doug and Dave already wounded and spend day in Sligachan/swimming in Plunge Pools…. Damo back late again, more worry…. Discover massive Connect-4 game in Sligachan while waiting for Damo, hours of fun….More midges….eat dinner even later…. TUESDAY: Start ticking the classics….Arrow Route, human pyramid on the Cioch….Did we eat dinner before midnight?….more midges, I think even Vince had folded and bought a midge net by now…. WEDNESDAY: Rain! What’s this?….Midges are blown away for the first time, we get to eat breakfast without head nets on, "So thats what you look like!"….New mess tent still standing, much to Damo’s disgust….Chris B, Lou, Bill, Laura, Gemma plod up Marsco….Damo, Matt and Stuart get cold and wet on Am Bhasteir….Rest slither up Cioch Grooves….Sun and blue skies again by 3, all well….Vince, Pete and Chris N have a cold night bivvying out behind the Cioch…. THURSDAY: Bivvy-ers back by 9.30am, Vince straight out climbing again with Chris B, Bill, Lou and Doug. Climb first 30m of Foxes Folly on Sgurr a’Mhadadh, spend following 3 hours trying ab back off it. Then pick way up to the summit playing rock roulette, horrible!….Damo tries to kill his girlfriend and Stuart on An Stac….Rest have fun abbing off Am Basteir....Explorer and Mountaineer can't hack it and sit out for the day….Beach fire keeps the midges away. Have obligatory dunk in the sea, with accompanying round of applause…. When did we get to bed? FRIDAY: Early start so back in time for dinner….Boat trips from Portree and Bimble to the Old man of Storr for most….Chris B, Chris N, Doug, Dave, Steve D, Pete go to find Naismith’s route on the Bhasteir tooth. Great route, but a 200m down-climb into the Lota Corrie after it is not the fastest way to the summit of Am Basteir…. Clean off for all in the plunge pools near Sligachan…. Final dinner in Sligachan. Super-stressed waiter….Pineapple juice for Damo and Stuart (9 munro’s and two rest days, how?), napkin for Lou and Bill, Rocks for Steve and Vince. SATURDAY: Nottingham….No midges

There is a very disturbing picture in this set.....

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