Edinburgh Mountaineering Club: Meet Report
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Meet Report

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.

Fiona C