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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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We stayed at Glen Brittle Campsite again this year, since it offers unbeatable access to some of Scotland's finest hills and more technical mountain routes. The mountains were in clear view from the campsite most days of the week. The Cullin Mountains on the Isle of Skye are rival to those in the Alps in stature. They are some of the UK's most technical mountains. MPS visit's skye annually, at the end of every June, to celebrate the end of another academic year.


This was taken on pinnacle Ridge. Pinnacle ridge is a long and committing mountain route. It makes for a splendid and very memorable day out.



Ellen and Alex are sitting on top of the Chioch. The Chioch is situated about 150m below the summit of the munro Sgurr Alisdair and consists of a 60m high slab with a prow of rock jutting out of the top left, shaped like a nose. The rock type is Gabbro, which is world renown for having the most friction when wet. I can testify that it certainly roughens up your hands! Gabbro is a fine type of rock to climb on, so the Chioch is home to some of the worlds classic rock climbs.



This picture was taken near the end of the Red Cullin traverse. The red cullin possesses the intensity of the the main cullin ridge, however it is all compressed together, so makes a fine days mountain climbing! We did the red cullin traverse this year in fine whether.

And finally, alas no-one made the ridge traverse this year. Kudos to Brannock who got up at 2AM, 3AM and 4AM to make an attempt, and even more Kudos for making the sensible decision not to given the weather this year was not on his side the days he was attempting.

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