Mar Lodge (Jan 2017)

20th January – 22nd January 2017

The Saturday was forecast as a cracking day so it was an early start for all of us with four parties heading for different mountains. Justyna, Hal, Sarah and Jim looking to do the four munros down the east side of Glenshee: Creag Leacach, Glas Maol, Carn of Claise and Carn an Turc. Paul, Mhairi, Andrew and Berenice jumped on the bikes and cycled up to Glen Slugain, then on foot up to the Sneck and east to the Tors of Ben Avon. Ed, Janine, Ishbel and Rosina’s destination was Morrone (a first climb for the girls) and then the delights of The Bothy. Pete took himself off to bag a distant munro – Carn a’Mhaim. A frosty start meant no hangin’ aboot then once out of the glen it was wall to wall sunshine, perfectly crisp snow underfoot, views as far as Sutherland to the north and Kintail to the west – unbeatable! Sunday saw a second group up Morrone and some of us headed out on an exploratory 10k run up Glen Ey to visit the Colonel’s Bed followed by the unmissable treats in The Bothy.

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Present: Paulina, Hal, Justyna, Jim, Pete, Ed, Janine, Ishbel, Rosina, Andrew, Berenice, Mhairi, Paul, Sarah

Report by Berenice