Edinburgh Mountaineering Club: Meet Report
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Meet Report

1st to 3rd February 2003 - Crianlarich

The forecast looked stonking as we headed North on Friday evening. Not! Wind, rain and high temperatures all featured heavily for Saturday according to Heather's weather. Well, Heather was right, and subsequently this was probably the poorest meet in terms of things done on the hills for quite some while. I had an interesting rucksack incident, which involved Steph returning to Glasgow to pick it up. She did manage to couple this with a sleep before returning. Alan and I made for Glencoe. We navigated from the road to the lay-by and then decided as we were still dry in the car we should stay there, so we promptly headed for Fort Bill and direct to Nevis Sport, West Coast Leisure, the bike shop and even birthday present shopping.

On returning to the hostel we found many other folks had also decided on the non hill/climb option. Lindsey however managed the Buchaille and Kenny and Alison had set off up to Ben Udlaidh on Saturday morning (though it materialised that Kenny ended up on Cruach Ardrain and Alison went shopping in Killin?) Fraser, Alison and some other folks (sorry - forgot who and where) managed something in the surrounding Crianlarich Hills.

Sunday saw much better weather in the morning. Steph and I headed to Ben Vorlich (Ardlui) and had a great day out in clear crisp weather in the snow. The usual Corbett and Graham baggers headed off and Alan headed for West Gully on Beinn an Dothaidh, conditions being softish. Conditions were 100% better than Saturday!

Alistair and Steph