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Examples of Recent Meets     

At Meets a variety of activities may take place, with groups of members deciding their own options after general discussion of weather and conditions.  Some members rock climb to a high standard, others prefer mountain routes and scrambling.  Experience contributes to winter activities. 
The extracts below aim to show that we may or may not go out in a single group, members and guests tend to 'mix and match' depending on inclination and the weather.  There is no 'led' activity.  Some days are long, over 12 hours, on other days there is time to climb and enjoy a swim. Winter can be superb, views can be stunning or atmospheric, rain can be annoying, the midges are best avoided ......

January 2024

January brought a snow covered landscape to N Scotland. 
Ideal for mountaineering or skiing under blue skies.

  

November 2023

Northern Corries in Scotland with crisp sunshine a touch colder than - the hot rock at el Chorro in Spain.

   

October 2023 - Family Meet

All ages, from the very small to Grand-dads, fun was had by all.

 

July 2023 - Alps meet 

Having fun with sunshine and 'oh those views'!
Starting at top: on way to Weissmies, Weissmies summit,
Dri Horlini traverse, Allalinhorn summit, Jegihorn via Alpendurst (14 pitch sports climb).

       


June 2023 Skill Meet and 'on the rock'

Great tuition from our professionals, and superb climbing in sunshine. Thanks to Elaine for organising, great weekend.

    

June 2023 A photo shoot - not a usual Meet!

Page 3 girls in the Stirling Observer, 7 July 23!

About a century ago, Robert McNeil produced an image of 17 men around a geological curiosity on Craigmaddie Muir, north of Glasgow, known locally as “The Auld Wives’ Lifts”....
Roll on 100 years and Strathblane Heritage, challenged the women of the Ladies Scottish Climbing Club to recreate the image......
Click for interesting full article. (Photo courtesy of Stevi Jackson)

'Convert' then to now! Click this link, scroll well down the page until you see the two photos, then 'slide smoothly' from old to new! (Strathblane Heritage Society)

 

May 2023 Rum and Reiff

The long May days - Atmospheric on Askival, views at Guirdil
   

Sea views at Reiff and interesting routes

    

Easter 2023 Strontian

What super weather, Ben Haint, the western most hill, gives superb outlook to the islands. Groups scrambled on Garbh Bheinn, walked on craggy Corbetts and Grahams, those summit views!  and all enjoyed evening chat and food.
[In order below: Ben Haint; Beinn Mheodhoin;  Garbh Beinn scramble; Carn na Nathrach; up to Creah Bheinn; Carn na Nathrach next day!]
          
  

    

   

March 2023 Torridon

Would we make it with those snow showers 'to low levels' on the roads? Yes ! - and enjoyed the w/e.

 

Feb 2023 Blackrock and the snow

Winter conditions, giving an appetite for the excellent communal meal!
  

Jan 2023

Mid-week sociable walk past Antonine wall, Croy hill and Silvanus the centurion. 
Next weekend at Blackrock - more atmospheric.

  

Nov AGM walk 2022

Social stroll to Steall bridge for a spot of fun....

  

July 2022 

Ladies out enjoying mountain multipitches - including Quiver Rib, Agag's Groove, Crypt Route and many more.

   

    

   

May/June 2022

Onto the hills and crags in different parts of Scotland, from different huts, with plenty of daylight.

    

    

Easter 2022

Clear with some sunshine - groups made use of Friday afternoon to ascend a wee Graham beyond Alligan, while the coordinator nipped up her last Munro! On Sat a group ascended Beinn Dearg and along the ridge, while others set off for Applecross and the Bealach na Ba and Sgurr a'Chaorachain then a rough traverse east over to Beinn Bhan.  Dinner was appreciated by all.  Sunday included a coastal walk with typical Torridon scrambling. A superb meet.
  Beinn Dearg approach with ridge ahead, scramble and up to the summit -coastal view.               
       

January snow 2022

From Ronnan, Burns w/e:  into the hills, atmospheric ridge gives an appetite for dinner, then sunshine at the summit.
 

From Blackrock, mid Jan:  Various winter activities including an ascent of No 3 Gully on Ben Nevis, the smiles at the top.
   

   
           Read more on great days out, with photos

From December delights in 2021 and back to 2018
 

 

Links to a few articles of interest:

Poems to celebrate 'events'

Kathy Murgatroyd:  Continuous round of Munros (first woman/LSCC)

Also see History pages

Happy New Year from S Pole sent by a member 'at work'.

Youngest on family meet

Via Ferrata: past Alpine Meet

A quick way down to Cummingston

 

Along the ridge in summer

Getting across at 'own risk'

Weekday walk, Oct 2021
A cycle in and MunroWed Oct 21

Sgurr a'Mhuilinn and Meallan nan Uan, Strathconnon
 

... from Mellon Charles

Atmospheric views
 Kintail May 2019

Rummey Nicholsons gully

What is your top tip for a new member of the club?
Come along on lots of meets and get to know members. There is so much history in the club and lots of really interesting people with great stories to tell. I've found everyone in the club really welcoming, so hopefully you will too.

Elsie Riley

Ardverikie wall on a summer's day

 

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