Richard and Fraser on Meall Garbh - Alison W
9th to 11th December 2005 - Weem
It was another week of good weather and a lousy forecast for the weekend.
As usual, everyone arrived in dribs and drabs on Friday night with a mere
nine cars between 11 people. The lady in the house opposite was extremely
unhappy with the car parking arrangements so we swiftly moved cars to the
hotel car park next door before World War III broke out. Meanwhile in the
hostel, Bill B excelled himself by falling asleep in the kitchen at 8.30pm
whilst Richard tried to salvage his beer by straining it through an old
sock after the neck of the bottle broke.
We were sharing the hostel with the Cairngorm club whose conversation
on Friday night was spookily similar to one of our standard conversation
topics - how do we attract new members and how do we get younger members...
We did feel slightly superior though as the average age of our members
on the meet was considerably younger than theirs.
Saturday morning was cloudy but dry. Alison W, Richard & Fraser headed
for the Glen Lyon four, Kenny, Alison, Alan & Anne for cycling/walking up
near Loch Rannoch and Bill B was bagging Grahams somewhere. New member
MA, Gillian & myself set off to do a short Corbett (Beinn Dearg) in Glen
Lyon but we extended it by going onto Carn Gorm and ended up being the
last back to the bunkhouse.
Sunday looked like more of the same weather wise. Several people were
going home to do domestic chores with the remainder opting for local hills.