Edinburgh Mountaineering Club: Meet Report
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Meet Report

22nd to 24th February 2008 - Mar Lodge Base Camp, Braemar

A exceptionally windy Saturday. A large group cunningly arranged for a wind-assisted traverse across the top of Brown Cow Hill, getting them back to basecamp in time to watch the rugby. Tim and Ewan reconnoitred the corrie at Lochnagar and found Black Sprout Gully in fine condition, but then had to practically crawl the short distance to the summit.

Greatly improved conditions on Sunday saw a return to Lochnagar for a mass assault (Ewan, Tim, Kenny, Allison on Raeburn's Gully; Martin, Anne and Gillian on Black Spout). While gearing up Kenny lost his lunch to a passing dog, which went on to overtake the party on Black Sprout. (Whatever Kenny puts in his sandwiches, it must be good stuff). And we got our pictures in the SAIS blog.