Edinburgh Mountaineering Club: Meet Report
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Richard and Fraser looking lost - Alison W Glen Lyon - Alison W
Richard and Fraser looking lost - Alison W

Meet Report

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.

Fiona C