Edinburgh Mountaineering Club: Meet Report
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Meet Report

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 wasn't superman 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 Loch Callater and Keith, Nicola, Albert, Judith & myself climbed Morrone & then followed the ridge South before dropping into Glen Ey. The prize for the most 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 enourmous cheeseboard washed down with red wine and port!

Sunday was a quieter day with most people opting for shorter walks with the weather being highly dependent on your location. There were snow showers on the Glen Shee hills but blue skies and sunshine at the Spittal.

Fiona C