Log 24 Nov 2013

BLACK MOUNT - 24 NOVEMBER 2013

Robert, Alex, Kevin, Eunice, John and our guest for the day Sally-Anne left Milngavie at 07:30.   
Dave and Andrew had already left for a rendezvous with a Corbett south of Loch Earn.
                                            
Robert and Eunice drove through banks of freezing fog as we passed by Loch Lomond. We arrived at the Victoria Bridge around 09:15.    There were already six cars in the car park. Guess the good weather forecast had enticed people out. 

It was still freezing, and as we trudged up the stalkers path towards STOB A’CHOIRE ODHAIR it wasn't long before we were in the snow.  
We summited around 12:00 and, after a quick bite, set off down to the bealach.
Everyone was feeling fine and we continued up the steep hillside to the ridge of STOB GHABHAIR.  
We reached the summit around 14:30, which by now was bathed in sunshine.  
It's not very often that you can sit at the top of a hill in late November and admire the views.  
After a few photos and a quick game of 'Name that Munro' we set off down the ridge back to the cars.   
It was dark as we got back to the car park.  
The decision was made and it was off to the Bridge of Orchy for refreshments and an end to a magical day.
Report by John Berry

Dave K and Andy decided to head to Loch Earn and climb a Corbett, MEALL NA FEARNA, adjacent to Ben Vorlich. Starting at Ardvorlich on the Loch shore they headed up the path in Glen Vorlich then climbed up over a series of smaller hills until the summit itself which was reached after about 2 and a half hours and only involved light snow cover.
The sky towards the south threatened snow but overall the views were good. After a short pause to savour the impressive views to the north and take photos, they headed back down following a convenient route that avoided the undulations of the ascent. They returned to the car park after a total journey of 5 hours and headed back to home.
Report by Andy Baker