Edinburgh Mountaineering Club: Meet Report
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Meet Report

6th to 8th June 2003 - Loch Morlich

The weekend started well with a warm sunny Friday evening at Loch Morlich campsite. However this pleasantness didn't last long as clouds of midges descended (Richard was spotted wearing a very fetching towel round his head) - most club members (21 in total turned up at some point over the weekend) promptly decamped for the bar at Glenmore Lodge.

Blue skies and sunshine on the Cairngorms on Saturday morning provided a beautiful backdrop for the inevitable protracted round of "what are you doing today". Several groups headed off to the Cairngorms with Bynack More being the most popular choice - one group combining it with a Corbett and others with Cairngorm itself. Anne headed for Beinn Bhrotain and Richard for the Hills of Cromdale. Alison, Kenny and myself enjoyed a leisurely off-road cycle taking in Nethy Bridge, Boat of Garten and Aviemore.

The nasty biting insects meant that a suggestion of pizza in Aviemore was almost universally popular on Saturday evening. Claire only just made it back in time to join us - she'd climbed Bynack More, Beinn Mheadhoin, Cairngorm and walked back to the campsite from the Ski centre.

The weather on Sunday didn't look too bad, but the midges were awful so I headed off before most people were up. Consequently I've no idea what hills were climbed on Sunday!

Fiona C