Edinburgh Mountaineering Club: Meet Report
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Meet Report

15th to 17th May 2002 - Resipol, Ardgour

With stories of terrible weather doing the rounds, it was with some trepidation and lots of waterproofing that we set out for Ardgour on the Friday evening. Catching a ferry to get to a meet always adds that little something to the drive on the Friday night, albeit in this case there is an alternative route via Fort William if you get to Corran too late!

Saturday dawned damp, but gradually improved as the day wore on. As usual, club members departed in all directions. Lesley and Jessie bagged a Graham and 2 Corbetts in Morvern, then took a rather longer route home than they'd originally intended. 3 separate groups climbed Beinn Resipol, with Owen and Margaret striking out from the main path to enjoy the full walk up the ridge to the NW of the summit. Alan and Anne, and Bill, Cathy and James took the conventional route, all apparently meeting up along the way. Only one group did Rois Bheinn, seeing not a soul all day, but enjoying views of Rum, Eigg and Skye for most of the day (-:

Saturday nights on a meet wouldn't be right without a visit to the pub, and this was no exception. The Resipole Farm campsite even has its own pub and restaurant on site, which we made full use of. A rather large group of about 15 people sat down to a very good dinner together, followed by more beer at the bar.

Sunday, as is often the way, proved to be the worse day weather-wise, and a couple of members decided to view Ardnamurchan point from the safety of their car! Rois Bheinn and Beinn Resipol were climbed again, with the author having rather an epic descent from the latter after coming off the wrong side of the ridge in the mist. Oops.