Thirteen members attended the April Day Meet of
2014, which was a Bus-Share with the Stocket Hillwalking Club,
The name's Wardrope .... Garry Wardrope
Ascending An Socach with Ben Avon and Beinn a'
The President's Party (PP) of six got off at
Baddoch and ascended An Socach before traversing over and across
to Loch Vrotachan for an ascent of Carn Aosda.
Glas Tulaichean and Loch nan Eun
Ruth Payne left the PP early on and walked the
hills back to Braemar, as did Vice President Sandy MacIntosh.
Heading East back along An Socach
Heading up a burn for Loch Vrotachan
Check out the depth of 'yon sna'
Loch Vrotachan with Carn Aosda beyond
Loch Vrotachan (complete with iceberg but no
Penguins!) and the 'Fisherman's Bothy'
Anne and Shona ascended Carn an Tuirc from Seann
Spittal and Ken and Lydia walked to Braemar from the Cairnwell
Pass over Glas Maol and other Munros via Glen Callater. Gordon
Stalker enjoyed a cooked breakfast in the Fife Arms before
traversing Morrone to Auchallater.
Garry and our route off Carn Aosda
Overall this was a satisfactory and enjoyable
meet where the weather performed slightly better than expected.
There was a bit of drizzle and pin head hail early on for a time
and more prolonged rain (as per forecast) at 15.05 but most
reached sanctuary before the heavens opened in earnest just
after 4pm. A few more attendees would have made the Day Meets
Secretary happier however all in attendance appeared to have
enjoyed their day.