Log 30 March 2008

LEANA MHOR (GLEN ROY) AND BEN NEVIS - 30 MARCH 2008

7 members remembered that the clocks went forward at 1am and consequently
turned up at the car park at 7am.

Two groups were deployed into 2 cars.

Dave K, Sean, Billy and Koon headed for a round of the Carn Mor Dearg arrete
onto Ben Nevis as snow conditions were precarious with category 3 avalanche
risk.

Kevin, Fraser, and Allan decided on a more leisurely day with an ascent of
Leana Mhor (east) in Glen Roy.

Car was parked at bridge over the River Roy 3/4's way down glen and we
headed off around 10am. We followed a route that took us across the
'famous' parallel roads of Glen Roy formed by lochs during the ice age. The
hills had light snow covering from about 500m and we were never more than
calf deep in snow. The weather held for most of the day and good views and
blue skies were mixed with snow flurries and high winds on the summit. The
top was reached around 12.30pm by which time a change in weather to severe
wind blown sleet caused a hasty retreat.

The highlight of our descent was the opportunity to enjoy a few small
libations and late lunch in the Brunachan cottage/bothy (highly recommended)
beside the river Roy before our return to the car by 3pm.
476m 10k 5hrs.

A further stop was made at the Clachaig Inn, Glencoe to check out their beer
supplies. Home by 7pm.

Report by Kevin Murray