Edinburgh Mountaineering Club: Meet Report
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Meet Report

17th to 19th March 2006 - Mar Lodge

Despite one or two close encounters with the hundreds of deer that were grazing at the roadside, everyone arrived in time for a few sherberts on Friday night. With large amounts of snow around, a good day seemed in prospect for Saturday.

It was an early start for most with Kenny & Alison the first away by 7.30am and almost everyone out by 8.30am. Alison W and Fraser did their usual big day out (An Socach plus 3 Munroes above the Cairnwell), Kenny & Alison had a ten hour day climbing over at the Dubh Loch near Lochnagar. Martin was also over at the Dubh Loch but did a different climb (I think!). Dennis & Jenny attempted a circuit of Glen Quoich which descended into very wet snow and bog but offered excellent wild life opportunities - eagles were spotted as well as a flock of capercaillie. Myself, Richard H, Tim D, Clare & Sara climbed Derry Cairngorm whilst Gillian had an interesting day negotiating poma tows on a snowboard. All had an excellent day out with plenty of snow decent views, some sunshine and some clag.

There were a lot of very tired bodies on Saturday night and so it was a quiet affair with a number of early retirements.

Sunday was more of the same weather wise with most people doing a shorter day. Kenny, Alison & Martin did the demoted Corbett Sgur Mor, myself, Richard, Alison W, Gillian, Clare & Sara did the Corbett Creag nan Gabhar. Tim D climbed Glas Tulaichean with the help of a pair of snow shoes.

Fiona C