Kenny on Heatwave - Alison C
5th to 7th April 2007 - Corpach (Easter)
Leaving Edinburgh on Thursday night under a perfect blue sky, a small
but hardy contingent headed to Corpach for a long weekend's camping.
After an abortive 4 am start (in the hope of some winter climbing)
Friday saw assorted parties heading to Glenfinnan for a delightful
day's walking and scrambling in this inexplicably ignored area of
Scotland. Upon their return more members had arrived making this one
of the best attended camping meets in a long time, so we retired to the
local hostelry for a celebration.
Saturday saw the re-emergence of climbing as more than half the group
headed to Polldubh for a days cragging, the highlight being Kenny's
ability to charm Mick Tighe's wife into retrieving a stuck nut of his
on Damnation. Mick himself had previously failed to extricate it but
did the placer the honour of deeming it worthy to be clipped. In order
to be fashionably late for dinner Ann, Gillian and Alison W headed off
to meet a few Corbetts and there were reports that other members
managed a strange sport known as sunbathing.
Sunday saw Tim and Ewan heading off in search of the Great Ridge of
Garbh Bheinn, having eventually found it the weather then broke and
they retreated home after a few pitches sadly depriving the EMC of a
guaranteed epic. Meanwhile those not heading home returned to Glenfinnan
for some of the more remote corbetts and grahams and by the end of the
day only three members remained under canvas.