Gillian on the ridge - Alison C
18th to 21st April 2008 - Invercroft, Achnasheen
The large party who turned out for 3
nights in the refurbished Inver hut were rewarded with a very nice hut
and splendid weather. Some excitement in Achnasheen on Friday night
when two club members attracted official attention by "driving in
a suspicious fashion" whilst searching for the pub (which burnt down
several years ago) to have a bar meal. Prospective new member Robert,
visiting the local store the next day after his ascent of Fionn Bheinn,
reported that this event was a topic of conversation..
Saturday saw a large group heading for
a traverse of Ben Eighe and the merits of paramo trousers were amply
demonstrated when sliding down snow slopes. Still, at least there was
a good fire for the less well prepared to dry off in front of back at
the hut. Eileen and the two Bills did Fhor Tholl, with Bill C and Eileen
heading onto Sgurr Ruadh Whilst Bill B headed for a Graham. The climbers,
Alison C, Kenny and Ewan headed for the descriptively named "aircraft
gully" - so called as it has a wrecked aircraft in it. So no doubt
that you're in the right place then.
On Sunday Alison C, Kenny, Ewan, Ron
and Gillian headed for Liathach via an easy gully. Regrettably this
could not be identified by a crashed mini metro at the bottom or a dumped
sofa so the none climbers were happy to have the climbers and their
guide book for direction (as well as the splendid company of course).
Alison and Penny meanwhile undertook a multiple Munro / Corbett trip
up Fuar Tholl, Sgurr Ruadh and Beinn Liath Mhor. Bill B bagged some
more Grahams and Bill C and Eileen did An Ruadh-stac and Maol Chean-dearg.
Some members had headed off on Sunday,
those that remained were rewarded with another good day, hills climbed
including the Corbett Druim nan Cnamh from the Cluanie Inn by Bill C,
Eileen and Ron, Fhur Tholl by Alison C and Kenny and Morusig and Sgurr
nan Ceannaichean by Alison W and Penny.