Links to a few articles of interest:
Poems to celebrate 'events'
Kathy Murgatroyd: Continuous round of Munros (first woman/LSCC)
Also see History pages
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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 brought a snow covered landscape to N Scotland.
Ideal for mountaineering or skiing under blue skies.
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.
Winter conditions, giving an appetite for the excellent communal meal!
Mid-week sociable walk past Antonine wall, Croy hill and Silvanus the centurion.
Next weekend at Blackrock - more atmospheric.
Social stroll to Steall bridge for a spot of fun....
Ladies out enjoying mountain multipitches - including Quiver Rib, Agag's Groove, Crypt Route and many more.
Onto the hills and crags in different parts of Scotland, from different huts, with plenty of daylight.
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.
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
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 Munro
Sgurr a'Mhuilinn and Meallan nan Uan, Strathconnon
... from Mellon Charles
Kintail May 2019
Rummey Nicholsons gully
What is your top tip for a new member of the club?Elsie Riley
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.
Ardverikie wall on a summer's day
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