15th to 17th March 2002 - Ullapool (Easter Weekend)
Forecast for the weekend was excellent, with most people setting off
from Edinburgh on Friday morning and 'doing something' on the way North.
Walks completed ranged from Creag Meaghaidh in the East to Cul Mor in
the North. Alison and Kenny were the only climbers and they spent the
day on the Ben.
Friday night at the campsite was warm and pleasant with most people
relaxing and chatting (while the pasta and sauce was cooking) until dark.
After dark we retired to the Ferry Boat Inn.
After some considerable time on Saturday morning spent discussing the
options, most people finally chose to head North for the Corbetts and
Munros of Suilven, Quinag and Ben More Assynt. Richard headed off on
his own for a 43km round trip to bag an obscure corbett (funnily enough
there were no volunteers to accompany Richard) while Alison and Kenny
headed off to climb a gully on An Teallach. Another day of excellent
walking in good weather was followed for most people with a few beers
in a local hostelry.
More discussion on Sunday morning resulted in a number of different
parties heading off - some went to the Fannichs, Alison and Kenny went
for a graham near Stac Polly, Alan R traversed Ben More Coigach and
Lesley and Fiona headed for Cul Mor. Tim and Jane won the prize for
being the last out of bed but still managed to fit in a Corbett south
of Ullapool. Again had good day was had by all and another evening was
spent in the pub consuming well earned food/beer.
Monday dawned wet although was soon clearing to blue sky and sunshine.
Reluctantly most people headed for home, leaving behind Alison and Tim C
who were staying up for an extra few days.