Twenty-two people in total attended this
weekend meet at Muir. On Friday night there were Eilidh, Ken and
Lydi, Anne and Derek, Marj, Fiona, Ruth, Vicky, Donna, Grace,
Hannah, Rosemary and Paul. They were joined on saturday by Kees
and Hazel, Gordon, Derek and also attending the meal were Judy
and Robbie and Norman and Betty.
On Saturday Ken and Lydia with Hannah
ascended Sgor Mor from the Derry track and after crossing all
the tops returned by way of the white bridge. Derek walked up
the Linn. Anne went up Inverey and paid a visit to Piper's Wood. Eilidh went up Inverey before starting on the preparations for
the evening. Vicky and Donna from Invercauld bridge did Carn an
Sagairt Mor and on to do the Stuic.
Myself, Grace. Paul, Rosemary and Emily who
we met in Braemar ascended Carn an Tuirc and Cairn of Claise
from the west in Glen Clunie. It was a beautiful day, wall to
wall blue skies and no wind apart from a very slight breeze on
the tops. It was very icy underfoot and crampons were a must on
the snow which was rock hard.
Starting from Glen Clunie
Getting kitted up with crampons which
neither Grace or Rosemary had ever worn before
Beautiful views from the top of Carn an
On towards Cairn of Claise and with it warm
in the sun we took of the crampons
We met ski tourers
Dead mans footprints proved to be of interest
We headed around the ridge
Debris from big slab avalanche which had
happened previously was visible
And after picking Derek Beverley up in
Braemar we headed back to Muir and a lovely meal that Eilidh and
friends had prepared for us.
Robbie piped the Haggis in.
. and Anne 'murdered' it
Ken toasted the lassies
.. and Ruth replied
Robbie sang the Bard's songs
. and we all enjoyed a tipple
On Sunday Derek B headed off at a postie
hour to walk back to Braemar and his bus for Aberdeen. I think
he had haggis for breakfast as did some others. After some
tidying myself and Grace did Morrone on the way home.
A frozen Loch Callater in the distance.
.. and Braemar
Ken and Hannah stacked logs and Derek
repaired the stove which had played up a bit when we arrived.
Well done Derek.
A huge thank-you to Eilidh who did so much
to make this weekend a success.