Log 24 Oct 2010

GLEN LYON 24 OCTOBER 2010

Noelle and Andy were the only ones at the car park (the climbing party had made their own plans), and having decided to head to Glen Lyon, we were surprised to see Kevin striving to see us off – such dedication!

We headed off to the Innerwick war memorial and began walking around 9am.
A slow ascent up the valley towards the snow lined ridge of CAM CHREAG gave good views of mountains into the distance with some snow on the higher reaches of the Lawers group and the Tarmachan Ridge.
Reaching the top around noon we had lunch then headed back down to the Lairig a Mhuic and then up onto MEALL A’MHUIC.
Considerable clouds on the nearby Munros indicated snow falls that left the flanks covered, but we continued to have wonderful all round views throughout the day.
A walk out along the ridge and a steep descent to the valley bottom took us back to the car by 3pm.
We met up with the climbers at Killin and enjoyed a swift drink before heading home.
A good Autumn day with the first signs of winter conditions.
Report by Andy Baker
 

The rock climbing team, consisting of  Koon, Laurence, Malcolm and Kirk (climbing wall devotee and guest) set off at 8 am (any earlier would have been too cold for climbing) for Weem crags by Aberfeldy.  
These excellent buttresses of steep mica schist are partly hidden on a steep, wooded hillside and quite hard to find.  
Consequently, in spite of Malcolm having been there only a year ago, a good 2 hours were spent bushwhacking, lowering off trees and struggling through hidden boulders before arriving at the crag.  
However, the effort was worth it and two good routes were led by Koon (Back to basics, vs 4c) and Malcolm (The real Mackay 6a), the latter was also seconded by Koon and Kirk, while Laurence climbed parts of each before entertaining us with a spectacular swing (recorded on video).  
We then retired to the Lade Inn, where we met up with Noelle and Andy who, surprisingly, were the only others out on a superb day.
Report by Malcolm Hodgins