The 2012 Traverse was attended by seventeen
Club members and one guest. Seventeen travelled on the early bus
out of Aberdeen and one member (who had been involved in the
ongoing renovation of a Mountain Bothy) met them at Linn of Dee
at the end of the day.
Today there were going through the Lairig
Ghru (one from Coylumbridge and one from the Sugar Bowl Car
Park)and two tackled Bynack Mor from Coire na Ciste. Most (and
the Westhill Club) disembarked at Coire Cas Car Park and made
for the plateau by either the Fiacall Coire Cas or the ‘Goat
Track’. Two members set off together for Fords of Avon Refuge (which
they reached in 2hrs 20mins) by way of Sron an Aonaich , Ciste
Mhearad and The Saddle before going their separate ways (one to
Creag Mhor and one over Beinn a’ Chaorainn and Beinn Bhreac).
Two visited Carn Etchachan and Derry Cairngorm and one went to
Hell’s Lum, Carn Etchachan, Ben Macdui and over Carn a' Mhaim.
The Presidents Party descended Coire Dhomain to the Shelter
Stone and then went by Loch Etchachan and over Derry Cairngorm.
The Day Meets Secretary plus two ascended Ben Macdui and made a
descent in the wind and cloud by Sron Riach.
Cairngorm from the ‘Goat Track’
The President’s Party in the boulder
field (Coire an t-Sneachda)
’Mad clouds’ heading south-west for Ben
Macdui, with Cairn Toul beyond
Path repairs at Lochan Buidhe with
The Garbh Choire
Cairngorm Club indicator on Ben Macdui
The day started off bright and clear
(though a bit blowy) with cloud lowering onto Macdui and the
other high hills around 12.45pm. At the end of the day with
everyone safely on board the bus they left for the Inver where
one or two light refreshments were enjoyed by all.