Edinburgh Mountaineering Club: Meet Report
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Meet Report

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