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Last updated: 10/04/12


By the Way Hostel Weekend Meet
16 - 18 Mar, 2012

Five members, one nearly member and one guest attended this weekend meet to the By the Way Hostel at Tyndrum.

On Friday Marj travelled across early and did Beinn a Chleibh from Glen Lochy before arriving at the hostel. Jim ascended the Graham Meall a’Mhuic in Glen Lyon.


Beinn a’Chleibh (Marj)


River Lochy




Ben Lui from the summit


One of many waterfalls seen on the descent


Meall a’Mhuic (Jim)


Looking towards the Ben Lawers group of hills


Looking down the broad, easy angled south ridge of Meall a’ Mhuic


On Saturday Marj ascended Ben Lui from Tyndrum. Stan and Judy did the two Corbetts, Beinn Udlaidh and Beinn Breac Liath from Invergaunan and Jim did Beinn nan Imirean. Colin did Sgiath Chuil from Glen Dochart


Ben Lui (Marj)


First sight of Ben Lui


Starting to clear


Looking back from the climb


…. and looking ahead further up


The summit


Clear summit form the descent


Last look back


Sgiath Chuil (Colin)


Sgiath Chuil from Auchessan


A squally shower blows over the hill


Looking to the summit from the ridge


Summit with Ben More and neighbours behind


Summit plateau


Beinn nan Imirean where Jim was (see below)


Last look back at the hill


Beinn nan Imirean (Jim)


To the east was the munro Meall Glas


The Crianlarich hills to the south


The munro, Beinn Challuim


Steve and Drew headed for Glen Coe to meet another friend and traverse the Aonach Eagach ridge. Steve succeeded but unfortunately Drew was unwell and had to give it a miss. Unfortunately there are no pictures of this.

On Saturday night a meal was had in Paddy's Bar and then it was back to to the hostel for drinks.

Sunday dawned another fine morning and Colin headed up towards Cononish and the Gold mines for a walk. Marj set off to do Sgiath Chuil, Stan and Judy to do Beinn nan Imirean and Jim to do the Graham, Uamh Bheag in Glen Artney. Steve headed to Perth to meet a friend before heading home.

Sgiath Chuil (Marj)

Sgiath Chuil from Auchessan

The Crianlarich hills, with Ben More in front


Walk up to Cononish (Colin)


Ben Lui


..... and again


The mine complex (hidden behind a concrete wall) above Cononish farmhouse


Umah Bheag (Jim)


‘Happy Chappy’ on a post at summit, instead of a cairn. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’Chroin in background

It was a very pleasant weekend with some new hills done and some redone by others. Steve brought along his guitar and treated everyone to a taste of his music on Friday night, this should definitely be encouraged.


Author - Marj Ewan
Photos - Marj Ewan, Colin Brown & Jim Bryce