Programme 2014


Members can be found at the Glasgow Climbing Centre some afternoons/evenings most weeks. The Glasgow Climbing Centre, 534 Paisley Road West, Glasgow. G51 1RN - Contact [Malcolm.Hodgins@glasgow.ac.uk] if you'd like to join us.

2014
The final programme on the day will depend on weather & road conditions and preferences of the members attending.
 
Date
Mountain / Area
OS Map
Co-ord
Time
Sat 4th Jan
Cruach Tairbeirt - A relatively short walk from car park at Tarbert Loch Lomond with very rewarding views. At 415m this is not a strenuous climb. The path is way marked through the forest to the open hill. From the top,because of its central position, one can see over 14 munros on a clear day. Meet Milngavie railway station carpark
56
DH
9:00
Wed 15th Jan Donald Stewart of Lomond Mountain Rescue will be giving a talk on Mountain Safety - at Corbie Ha', Ashfield Road, Milngavie. G62 6BT EC
19:30
Sun 19th Jan
Beinn Mhic Chasgaig - We try the infamous bridge over the Etive, and enjoy an approach like the Himalayas on a smaller scale.   A fine summit with views of the larger Glencoe hills.
41/50
FG
8:00
Sat 1st Feb
Meall nan Tarmachan & Ptarmigan Ridge - Starting from an altitude of around 400m, this is one of the quickest and easiest ascents of any Munro. However, the accompanying rocky ridge is the narrowest in Perthshire and one of the most fun walks in the Southern Highlands. Start and finish at the NT car park for a round of about 5hrs. Pints in Killin afterwards.
51
RW
7:00
Sun 16th Feb
Beinn Cruachan -  intention is to follow path from car park to north ridge directly to summit of Cruachan. From there head out NW to the out lying TOP and head down into glen and back around to car from there.  Both Munro's is an option.?
50
JB
7:00
Sat 1st Mar
Auch Gleann corbetts - The two Auch Gleann Corbetts are connected by a broad ridge. Beinn a Chaisteal presents a steep, bold front to the glen but its summit easily reached by the broad South Easterly ridge. Great views of the Dorain and Challuim hills in clear weather.
50
IW
7:00
Sat 8th Mar
Annual Club Dinner - Bearsden Golf club

PB/RD
19:30
14-16 Mar
Mamores weekend - Blackwater hostel, Kinlochleven
41
JB

Sat 29th Mar
Ben Lui (from Tyndrum) - If the conditions are suitable a gully climb in the corrie might be possible. Adjacent Munros include Beinn a' Chleibh, Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhchraig.  For those with more esoteric interests, searching for the source of the Tay may be an option. 50
AB
7:00
Sun 13th April
Grey Corries - a long, demanding but superb ridge-walk. The circular route, from Corriechoille by Spean Bridge, takes in Stob Coire Claurigh and Stob Coire an Laoigh. For those feeling particularly fit, it can be extended to take in Sgurr Choinnich Mhor. 21k; 1500m ascent; 8-10hrs. Bad weather put paid to this walk last year. Fingers crossed this time around.
41
RW
7:00
Sun 27th April
Beinn Trilleachan (Glen Etive) - A fine day out on the 'Hill of the sandpipers by Loch Etive' with lubrication to follow at the Kingshouse Hotel.
50
KMu
7:00
9-11 May
Carnmore/Poolewe - Camp / bothy - One of the most remote and wet areas of Scotland.  20km walk in. Take a tent as no shelter apart from a stable if we evict the ponies.!?  2 Munros, 5 Corbetts and a couple of Grahams. 19
DI

Sat 24th May
Ailsa Craig - (Paddy's Milestone) lies 9 miles offshore and rises to 1,109 feet. It is the breeding ground for 11 different species of birds and houses the 3rd largest gannet breeding ground in the U.K. There are various interesting sights to see ie; A small castle (keep) lighthouse fog horn, granite quarry for curling stones and an amazing array of wild flowers, which are growing unrestricted to knee height and a wide panorama of the Clyde from the summit.
?
DH
?.??
Wed 4th June
Planning Meeting
- Corbie Ha'
, Ashfield Road, Milngavie.
G62 6BT KMu
19:30
Sun 8th June
Rhinns of Kells - A superb nine mile ridge of easy walking without dropping below 550m and taking in the 3rd highest Corbett in the Southern Uplands as well as a further 6 Donalds.  Escape routes are available.
77
DI
7:00
20-22 June
Muir Cottage weekend
36/43
FG

Sat 5th July
Meall na Teanga & Sron a' Choire Ghairbh - walk from Kilfinnan/Laggan Locks, pass Loch Lochy and climb these two Munros. 19km walk with 1,260m of ascent. Reasonably long drive so will be leaving Milngavie at 7.00 sharp!
34
IG
7:00
Sun 13th July
Dumgoyne & Earls Seat - climb up Jimmy's stairs with the MMCs Australian member.
64
BMcI 10:00
Sun 20th July
Loch Arkaig corbetts - The narrow road along the north of Loch Arkaig provides easy access to a number of Corbetts. These give a taste of neighbouring Knoydart with which they share many characteristics albeit on a smaller scale.
34/41
IW
6:30
Sat 2nd Aug
Carn Mairg Group - plan to climb the hills in a clockwise direction. There is plenty of scope for anyone to do only one or more of the four hills so it should suit most people.
51
EC
7:00
Sat 9th Aug
Ailsa Craig - weather permitting
76
DH
7:00
Sun 17th Aug
Grey Corries - - a long, demanding but superb ridge-walk. The circular route, from  Corriechoille by Spean Bridge, takes in Stob Coire Claurigh and Stob Coire an Laoigh. For those feeling particularly fit, it can be extended to take in Sgurr Choinnich Mhor. 21k; 1500m ascent; 8-10hrs. Bad weather put paid to this walk last time - and the time before that. Fingers crossed this time.
41
RW
7:00
Sun 31st Aug
Beinn a'Chlachair (Final Munro) - or meet up at the car park 1km SW of the Loch Laggan outflow OS NN432831 approx 10:00. Hoping to summit by 14:00. For the ambitious, the two Munros of Geal Charn and Creag Pitridh could be included in the day.
42
JB
7:00
5-7th Sept
Inchnadamph weekend
15
DK

Sun 21st Sept
Cruach Scarba - weather permitting (date changed)  Rarely available opportunity to visit one of our more interesting small islands with its rocky 449m top overlooking not one, but two famous tidal races.
Land and water based wildlife in abundance. Call in at the chapel where “many miracles occur” and drink from the burns that sustained the “healthy living and longevity” of previous inhabitants.

55
DI
7:00
Sun 5th Oct
Aonach Eagach (Glencoe) - A spectacular exposed ridge walk with some “interesting” scrambling. East West traverse of the Aonach Eagach (Meall Dearg and Sgorr nam Fiannaidh), weather permitting, lots of other options in Glencoe for those who have done this classic ridge walk.  Refreshments at the Clachaig.
50
DC
7:00
Sun 12th Oct
Glen Shee - Cairnwell, Carn a'Gheoidh and Aosda. 52
EC
7:00
Wed  22nd Oct
Annual General Meeting - Corbie Ha', Ashfield Road, Milngavie. G62 6BT
KMu
19:30
Sat 25th Oct
Ben Lawers group - A total of 7 Munros available.  Meall Greigh, Meall Garbh and An Stuc preferred (a 7 hr round trip and 1240m of ascent)
51
RD
7:00
7-9 Nov
Coniston Lakes weekend

NR

Wed 19th Nov
Planning meeting - Corbie Ha', Ashfield Road, Milngavie. G62 6BT
KMu
19:30
Sun 23rd Nov
Beinn Achaladair -  the finest of the four Bridge of Orchy Munros.
50
KMu
7:00
Sat 6th Dec
Meall an t-Seallaidh / Creag Mac Ranaich - two interesting Corbetts in Rob Roy country just north of Balquidder to be climbed from Glen Kendrum.
51
KMu
7:00
Sun 21st Dec
Arrochar - The Cobbler, an interesting and tricky Corbett in icy conditions or Beinn Ime and/or Beinn Narnain, both Munros.
56
?
8:00
Sun 28th Dec
Dumyat - An easy stroll of about 200m ascent to a fine viewpoint over the Forth. Good selection of refreshments nearby in trendy Bridge of Allan.
57
MH
9:00


Weekend dates for your diary

Date
Mountain / Area
Co-ord
15th-16th March 2014
McIntyre Hut
JB
9th-11th May 2014
Carnmore/Poolewe bothy
DI
20th-22nd June 2014
Muir Cottage / Cairngorms
FG
12th-14th Sept 2014
Inchnadamph hostel
DK
7th-9th Nov 2014
Wasdale Lakes
NR
13th-15th March 2015
Ratagan weekend
EC
8th-10th May 2015
Rum Cuillin
AMcL / KMu ?
19th-21st June 2015
Knoydart
IW
SAT 5th September 2015
Ben Lomond - 30th Anniversary walk

11th-13th Sept 2015
North Wales
MH
6th-8th Nov 2015
Lakes weekend ?
DK
March 2016
Aviemore

May 2016
Torridon

19th-21st June 2016
Muir Cottage
FG
Sept 2016
Harris

Nov 2016
Lakes weekend ???