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Blackrock Cottage, Glencoe

posted 1 Mar 2013, 03:04 by DMC Webmaster
Friday 15th - Sunday 17th February 2013 
Apart from the Christmas meets this was DMC's most popular meet so far and it's easy to see why. Glencoe is justifiably a big draw for all who love the mountains. After a gorgeous Friday up Meall a Bhuiridh, most people only saw the inside of a cloud on Saturday, with groups on Mam na Gualainn and Beinn na Caillich, and Ben Inverveigh. The mtb trails in the area were too snowy for much fun this early in the year but those around The Ben were in great condition. Sunday turned out perfect, words can't do it justice so view the photo album! The cottage was cozy with a great atmosphere and the catering just perfect, including luxurious pancakes for breakfast. The most bizarre thing was walking out of the front door to find a barrage of photographers pointing their lenses at us. No, Princess Kate wasn't staying with us; that's just what you get for choosing to stay in the most photographed cottage in Scotland. Below is a write-up from Paul.

Runrig, Bruce Springsteen - bleeding ears (almost)
What….. the chip shops closed!!
A warm coal fired welcome
The green bucket run
Toilet pumping fun
Approaching hydration
A jolly gathering under a cloudless sky
Great nights sleep
7am gloooom
9am gloom with a view
10am cloud and slush and hoy
3 summit fun
Crampon traction for snow ridge action
Cornice avoidance
Hunting the frog man
Tricky bluff navigation
Bag throwing!!
Bag recovery – very lucky indeed!!
4pm heated seats
4.10 roasted ass!!!!!!!
4.20 Alex a toastin
Red embers a glowin
Kitchen ignition
Hunt the meat
Green bucket run
Dinner mission
Alex (aka Keith Floyd) + chillies braised in wine!!! - Genius
Pasta overload, just a tad
Good chat and all that craic
Cheese cake, STP too
Good times
Great sleep, no earplugs
7.30 gloooom
Pancakes and chocolate sauce, - pleasure you can barely measure
9am gloom with a view
Dolmio chocolate anyone?!
Plas Y Brenin visit some real mountains
Scoob enjoys stream
11am 90% cloud free
Sun cream applied
Snowballs exchanged
12.15 Summit
View, tick
Sunshine, tick
Fantastic ridge
Crampon action
1.50ish Summit no.2
View, tick
Sunshine, tick
Scoob meets crampon!
Fantastic ridge
View, tick
Sunshine, tick
Snow bumming!
Afternoon heat wave
Scoob enjoys stream
Plas Y Brenin and DMC have seen the best of Scotland today.
Hydration at the Kings house
Runrig – binned, Bruce Springsteen – scratched, wailing to Adele!
Beautiful sunset
Awesome day

Joe submitted a short write-up of his weekend:

I went on the weekend with fear and trepidation. I felt I was fit enough but soon learned that I was not as fit as I thought. My travelling companions put me at ease straight away and soon showed me all my fears were unfounded. We got on great like a house on fire for the journey up to Glen Coe.
The hut was fabulous everyone spoke to me and welcomed me openly into their surroundings without any feelings of judgement or suspicions.
It was a great weekend one of the best I have had for a long while. The people I went out with looked after me impeccably. As I was at the back you know what it's like you feel so embarrassed and guilty for holding others up. But you know everyone supported me completely they waited and encouraged every step of the way. Specially to mention Lesley and Gavin they were complete stars, selfless to the core. If it was not for them I would not have made it back off the hill. They were tremendous. As were the others too.
DMC Webmaster,
1 Mar 2013, 03:04
DMC Webmaster,
1 Mar 2013, 03:04
DMC Webmaster,
1 Mar 2013, 03:04