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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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(Yet another) Fortnight of sun, sea-lochs and sand-stone was promised in our marketing material, which twelve of us took rather to literally, and payed to come. Well, it certainly was a fortnight, there were sea-lochs, and even some sandstone, but that was it. True, the first day was so sunny that one of us forgot her waterproof- whoops! Scottish weather can be so cruel! Still, Liathach was traversed, and more, followed by much drying out down the pub.

Next stop, Slioch, on the way to Ullapool campsite, a meet up with some oldies, and a lot of bagging. The Beinn Dearg range was tackled in crap weather, by a big group including Ramsoc President Duncan Harper (a.k.a. the evil Dr Spunkenscarper, with whom MPS's noble Captains did comic-strip battle). He complained about how dangerous a wet but fairly normal inactive scree slope was which we descended as the obvious route to the next hill. Three of us descended off the back down to the Glean Beag bothy for the night, then headed north onto the Seanna Bhraigh plateau, discovering and reaching the remarkable little peak of Creag an Duine, jutting out on the end of a knife-edge scramble, over the unknown and innaccessible lands to the north. From the tip, a spur plunges 2500ft down to Loch a`Choire Mhoir (and having now seen this from the north it looks like the most awesome non-rockclimb scramble on the mainland, it really is over 2000ft of 45 knife-edge ridge, a bit like a hard version of Sharp Edge on Blencathra, only 10 times as long, maybe with nasty rocksteps. Has anyone ever been on it?)

Then a group of us went in to Sheneval bothy, doing An Teallach (not quite worthy of the comparison to the Matterhorn in the summer newsletter), and some Fisherfield Munros, one of which was Grom's Munro half-way party, for which he recieved a commemorative carrot from someone who happened to be carrying one they didn't want. We also got fantastic views over the the Torridons, exchanged Albatross calls between parties on adjascent Munros for the first time, and saw some mountain goats.

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