26th to 28th March 2004 - Rucksack's, Braemar
Rucksack's is always a popular meet - with an added incentive that if you
arrive early, you will get a bunk bed. Late arrivals have to suffer the
delights of the Alpine platform. Despite a poor weather forecast over 20
members turned up.
Saturday Morning revealed that Fraser was in the doghouse - not only had
he fallen off his bunk during the night but he also slept in and missed the
8am start that the "Baggers" had planned. Lazier club members were also
extremely concerned that Humphrey felt the need for a 10 mile run before his
planned 5 Munroe's of the day. However we were relieved to find that he
after all - blisters forced him to forgoe any walking on Sunday.
The "Baggers" (Alison W, Victoria, Fraser & Humphrey) managed five
Munroes at Lochnagar. Al, Steph & Jennifer climbed Tolmont & Tombuidhe from
Callater and Keith, Nicola, Albert, Judith & myself climbed Morrone & then
followed the ridge South before dropping into Glen Ey. The prize for the
unusual walk goes to Richard & Anne who managed 3 Grahams with a drive
in-between each one!
Saturday night for most was spent watching the rugby in the Fyfe arms.
After "chucking out" time I discovered the latest EMC tradition - an
cheeseboard washed down with red wine and port!
Sunday was a quieter day with most people opting for shorter walks with
weather being highly dependent on your location. There were snow showers on
the Glen Shee hills but blue skies and sunshine at the Spittal.