Edinburgh Mountaineering Club: Meet Report
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Triple buttress on Beinn Eighe (fuselage gully on far right) - Alison C the crashed plane crux - Alison C
Triple buttress on Beinn Eighe (fuselage gully on far right) - Alison C

Meet Report

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.