A group of us had an excellent weekend up in Glencoe – shame we had to leave, with perfect conditions on the Monday. Ian, Roger, Rob Trezise and Rob Smith were all there, so it was also a Chairman’s reunion.
With great weather, we got out and did some classic outings, with a good mix of climbing, scrambling and walking – on proper mountains!
Ian and Dave had a big day up Centurion on Ben Nevis then got to grips with a 3* E1, The Pause, on the Etive slabs. Roger, Mike R and Rob S also made it up the Ben via Tower Ridge. Jo took advantage of the splendid weather to tick off the Ring of Steall Munros, then the next day she had a less epic day on another coastal Munro, managing to find a torrential rainstorm in the process. Rob R and Alex explored some of the routes in Glen Nevis as preparation for the Old Man of Hoy later in the week, and Mike D & Ed tiptoed their way up The Hammer on the Etive slabs then had a day climbing mountain routes on the Rannoch Wall.

Here’s the accommodation – can you imagine a better setting?
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Lagangarbh Hut the foot of the Buachaille Etive Mor

Lagangarbh Hut the foot of the Buachaille Etive Mor


Mike climbing The Hammer HVS 5a on the Etive Slabs

Mike climbing The Hammer HVS 5a on the Etive Slabs