Edinburgh Mountaineering Club: Meet Report
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Meet Report

1st to 3rd August 2003 - Ardgour

We have been so lucky with the weather this year and the weekend of the Ardgour meet was no exception. The sun was belting down on the Friday evening and this, coupled with a gentle breeze kept the dreaded midge at bay - it was bliss. Even allowing for all this, only a faithful few turned up - there were almost as many dogs as people by the end of the day.

Annoyingly, the good weather disappeared somewhat on Saturday with everyone waking to a rather grey, hazy morning. Undaunted, however, everyone set out on their various pursuits, ranging from climbing at Ardnamurchan, a selection of Grahams and of course Beinn Resipol.

Sadly the weather got worse as the day wore on. Only the very top of Beinn Resipol had clag on it at the start of the morning - by early afternoon, that clag had dropped down to about 150 metres - not great really. The breeze had also dropped making the sections through the birch woods a bit like running the gauntlet where the midges were concerned - it was really horrendous.

We adjourned to the campsite bar and restaurant that evening for food and beer but even that became difficult. The place was terribly hot but if you opened a window, bag-loads of midges then flew in. You can't win!

Next day was better again. Richard piled off to add to his Grahams total, while Kenny and Alison took the Lochaline ferry to Mull and climbed the Corbett Dun da Ghaoithe, as well as a Graham too before returning.

Lesley and Jessie