September

The outings were to the Howgill Fells in Cumbria on Saturday 12th, and to Skye from Friday 25th to Monday 28th.

Yup .. that's right.  There's NO ENTRY in the Log Book for this month!

Can YOU turn things round .... ?

This might help ....

Possibly on the summit of The Calf in the Howgill Fells

Mark reported at the AGM later in the year ...

"At a new day trip venue in Cumbria, 15 members roamed the Howgill Fells on a windy but dry day.

The September weekend to Portnalong Independent Hostel attracted a record turnout of 34 for a very good weekend.  Bob MacDonald completed his round of Munros with a massed ascent of Sgurr Dubh Mor in slightly misty but good conditions.  A conservative amount of champagne was consumed on the summit, as most were concerned about falling off on the way down".

Group 1 on Sgurr Dubh Mor  The Last Munro trophy

Bob recalls:

"I travelled up with Gordon and his son Andy.  On the way up, we climbed Ciste Dhubh from the Cluanie Inn.  On the Saturday a large group headed up to Coir a Ghrunnda and up to Sgurr Dubh na da Bheinn.  We seemed to split into two groups and it was a bit misty.  However, group 1 arrived at the summit of Sgurr Dubh Mor where, despite a cramped summit, the photo was taken.  I had carried up a bottle of champagne and at the summit Janet produced another out of her rucksack.  After the photo, we found a flatter area off the summit to open the 1st bottle and have a celebration drink.  Some then headed back down to climb Sgurr nan Eag but I stayed on until group 2 arrived.  This included Colin Mayer who was carrying my 2nd bottle of bubbly which was duly opened and the second group celebrated with me.  We then headed back down and returned to the bunkhouse.

In the evening, we went to the local hotel for a meal but when I got back was presented with the trophy that Kenny had made for me.  On the Sunday, I climbed Bruach na Frithe and Am Basteir with Gordon and James, and Gordon went on to climb Sgurr nan Gillean".

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