Gillian enjoying the weather - Penny
22nd to 25th May 2009 - Ardmair Point, Ullapool (Whit Holiday)
In the best traditions of a well-known internet encyclopaedia, this entry is a stub as the meet organiser’s memory short circuited in the excess water on the meet. Feel free to make said organiser aware of other events from the weekend which will be incorporated!
Considering the forecast for the weekend, a healthy crowd of EMCers arrived at Ardmair campsite on an idyllic Friday evening. Plans for the following day were hatched in Kenny and Alison’s capacious tent, helped along by ample quantities of Martin’s rather fine home brew.
The following morning suggested the forecast was right. Alison W, Gillian, Fiona C and Penny headed to a Corbett-Graham combination of Meall Horn and Sabhal Beag. Despite urging from Fiona that the group should head back after Meall Horn, they continued and were rewarded by torrential rain.
The following day Penny, Tim and Alison W hatched a plan to traverse the fine looking ridge of Ben More Assynt and Convial. However, the weather contrived to spoil the plans with the cloud descending and rather too much wind for comfort.
The Sunday evening was spend in the convivial surroundings of the Argyll Bar where the cider festival proved very popular with at least one member of the club.
On Monday Kenny and Alison C headed to Carn nan tri-tighearnan, described in the Graham book as not such much of a hill as an outpost or the highest point of an extensive plateau and prolific in undulating peat hags and wet bogs. Poor drainage due to the absence of slopes. A remote and featureless "hill" and ideal for those who love wild empty moorland and no other walkers. Sounds nice.