1st to 3rd February 2002 - Blacksmiths and Smiddy Bunkhouses, Corpach
Despite the very unfavourable weather forecast for the weekend and
the exceptionally unpleasant driving conditions on the Friday night,
almost everyone arrived safely, with only one or two choosing to drive
up on the Saturday. Saturday started off with grim weather - snow,
high winds and nil visibility - there wasn't a huge amount of enthusiasm
around early on. However, before not too long at all, the weather
cleared and blue sky appeared and suddenly everyone was very active.
One gang went off to the east end of Loch Eilt to attempt a couple of
Corbetts but Dr Broon decided to climb them the opposite way round and
eventually ended up on top of Beinn Odhar Mhor after a fairly hard
climb. The weather, which had been coming and going all day, prevented
any further tops being bagged that day - so no Corbetts!
Another gang had a go at Sgurr nan Coireachan from Corryhully but
again weather conditions and very deep snow prevented them reaching the
top. Anne and Richard, however, successfully did Meall na Teanga and
Sron a' Choire Ghairbh - must have been a good day as Richard had downed
two bottles of wine before 9pm! David and Fiona abandoned their climb
in Glencoe, Kenny went skiing at Aonach Mor and Martin did a Graham on
his way up from Balquhidder.
On Sunday, the weather was a lot more settled. Some went off
climbing in Glencoe; others did Beinn a'Bheithir from Ballachulish;
Mike went skiing; a small gang climbed Meall a Phubuill.
This bunkhouse was new to the club and general feedback seemed to be
very positive - hopefully we'll be back some time in the future.
Lesley and Jessie