3rd to 5th October 2003 - Kinlochleven
This account is being written 4 months after the event and as I cannot
remember what I did 2 weeks ago (and certainly cannot remember which Grahams
I climbed in 1999), it is likely to be short on detail.
I think only 8 people attended this meet at the Kinlochleven bunkhouse:
Judith, Albert, Owen, Eleanor, Fiona Murray, Margaret, Alastair and Steph.
On Saturday Judith, Albert, Eleanor and Owen went Graham bagging and ticked
off Beinn na Gucaig near Onich. Then they went to Fort William for coffee and
cakes and a spot of shopping. Owen was able to add to his ever-increasing
wardrobe of Paramo garments. The other 4 went Corbett bagging and walked up
to Loch Eilde Mor and then up Glas Bheinn, returning via the Blackwater
reservoir, visiting the little graveyard near the dam on the way back. After
a dampish start the day improved with sunshine and snow showers.
On the Sunday the weather deteriorated and it promised to be a day of
relentless rain. Owen went off to wander along the West Highland Way. Judith,
Albert, Sam, Eleanor and Margaret went up the Pap of Glencoe. There was very
little to see at the summit. We set off with a clean white fluffy poodle and
returned with a very soggy poodle with black legs. "What a brave little dog"
said a passer by. Probably bravery does not come into it, more like where
Judith and Albert go, so must Sam. Everyone else was just as wet and muddy.
I apologise to Fiona, Alastair and Steph as I cannot remember what you