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August Day Trip to Glencoe

It was raining quite hard first thing, so it wasn’t looking good for the Club trip to Glencoe. Justin picked me up at the Erskine Bridge and we drove up to Tyndrum to meet Heidi, Bob and Allan at the Green Welly. During a leisurely breakfast, we decided on climbing Buachaille Etvive Beag. When we arrived at the car park it had stopped raining, so we got kitted up and headed off. It was a good track up the hillside, with some solid steps on the steeper sections. It wasn’t too long before we reached the col at 750m. After a tea break we headed up the southwest ridge to spot height 902m and from there it was up and down to the higher summit of Stob Dubh at 958m. The sun made a brief appearance and we could see far below. On the way back we had a bite of lunch at the 902m spot height. Once we were back at the col the rain was still off so we agreed to climb the lower summit of Stob Coire Raineach at 925m .. fortunately it was only a 20 minute climb and a 360 degree view was the reward.

On Stob Dubh  On Stob Coire Raineach

After pictures we headed down, finally reaching the car park after about 75 minutes.

The day concluded with some refreshment at the new Kingshouse Walkers Bar. On the way home in the car it poured down ! So with regard to the weather we had a lucky day ......

Mark Setford

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Social Evenings

Join us at the Counting House, 2 St Vincent Place, from 7pm on Tuesday 3 September
where we'll be talking (amongst other things!) about past and proposed outings over a small libation or two.

The social evening dates are noted in our Outings Programme, and a reminder will be sent by e-mail about a week beforehand.

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