Six members attended the April Day Meet to
Linn of Dee and all enjoyed a splendid day out.
Glen Lui Sunday 17th April 2016
Around 08.45am a President's Party of 5 set
off for Carn a' Mhaim and made the summit in 3.5 hours on a
route which took them by Bob Scott's Bothy (where around 9 folk
were breakfasting) and Derry Lodge.
At the temporary bridge over the Derry Burn
We forded the Luibeg Burn and enjoyed a
late breakfast tea stop in amongst the trees with views up the
small river to our hill.
Carn a' Mhaim from the Luibeg Ford
Progress was easy on a well constructed
path and we must have been 850mtrs up before encountering any
snow. Higher up and there was plenty of the stuff, and spindrift
was bad at times.
Ascending Carn a' Mhaim (Glens Lui and
On the East Top
On the snowy Cairngorms (Garry and Izy)
A couple of pairs of Ptarmigan and some
splendid views kept our spirits up and at 12.15pm we found
ourselves on a snowy wonderful and windy Carn a' Mhaim or (Hill
of the Pass).
The view from Carn a' Mhaim is a fine one,
a bit of work may be required to get there/here, but it
most certainly is worth it. Tea and sandwiches were eaten inside
one of the clubs new bivvy shelters whilst we considered our
options for the remainder of the day. We decided to omit a
traverse of the northerly aręte to the Lairg Ghru in favour of a
return by White Bridge a wise decision today I think given the
strength of the wind and the considerable risk of avalanche.
In't new bothy bag
Garry happy with another “quality mountain
day” for his log-book
The Lairig Ghru from Glen Dee
The walk out to Linn of Dee took longer
than I remembered but Anne and the minibus (and Ken who had
forged on ahead) were there and awaiting us at 16.45hrs as
We visited Muir and found some quality
woodworking had been happening whist we were on the hill. Former
President Adrian Scott and chainsaw specialist Dave have
produced some fantastic new seating for us from the felled trees
out the back. Hours of planning, great skill and mastery has
resulted in something really unique and uber special, very well
done lads, and thanks
A new addition for Muir
From Muir we headed for the Clubhouse at
Braemar Golf Club where we enjoyed a convivial couple of hours
(and some good food) in comfortable surroundings. Kees and
Hazel, who had also been grafting hard at Muir, joined us at the
meal. Yes, a very good day out.