15th to 17th February 2002 - Rucksacks Bunkhouse, Braemar
With gales and heavy rain forecast, it wasn't shaping up to be a
classic weekend. With this in mind, no one was seen coming out of the
Alpine hut before about 9am on Saturday. Some of the more intrepid (foolish)
occupants of the main hostel (i.e. Katherine and me) did set off for a walk
bright and early, West from the Linn of Dee. When the horizontal hail set
in, we did wonder
what we were doing, but it turned into a great, if breezy, day. With Alan
in hot pursuit, as we found out later, we climbed Sgur Mhor and descended
the ridge back to Derry Lodge and home.
Elsewhere, Hywel took to the slopes of the Lecht, watched from the
car park by Alistair and Keith (well, until the rugby started, at which
point they retreated to the bar of the Fife Arms). Would have probably
been more entertaining watching Hywel...
Drowning our sorrows (for the most part) after the rugby, the club
descended on the disco at the Fife Arms in the evening, where many members
could be seen strutting their stuff on the dance floor.
Sunday dawned brighter than Saturday, but soon the weather returned to
form. The snow was starting to lie in the Glenshee car park as we drove
past, thought about going for a walk, then thought 'naaaah, maybe next time'.