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December 20, 2014

It was an inauspicious start.  The rain was pelting down and had been all night.  The wind was howling, driving the rain horizontal.  The avalanche forecast was a tad more orange than desirable.  I had walked in to these crags twice before and twice before had walked out having failed to climb anything.  Still, at least it was dark.

 

Yes, we all agreed the dark was a good thing.  This was one of those occasions when it was better not seeing what you were walking up into.  Dressed in full waterproofs and with headtorches on, we left the car park, walked across the bridge over the Coe and up into the Lost Valley. At the normal crossing point for the Eilde we peered into its swollen waters and elected against an early-mornin...

December 5, 2014

A good crowd turned up for December’s meet in the Cairngorm club’s Muir cottage which proved a great hut.   Given the location, Southern Cairngorm Munros were the order of the day and so it was a big team went up Beinn Bhreac in a none too promising forecast.  First tick dispensed with and the weather not showing its teeth, we headed across the endless bog of Moine Bhealaidh to Beinn a’ Chaorainn.  This lump turned out to be a lot smaller, but a lot further away than it initially appeared.  After this a quick descent to Glen Derry and then a long but straightforward walk capped a long 28km day.

 

Chod and Eilidh also went up Beinn a’ Chaorainn, using bikes to take some of the sting out of the walk in and out.  Misleading c...

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