Edinburgh Mountaineering Club: Meet Report
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Meet Report

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'.