Carn Dearg Mountaineering Club
1949 – 2017 : 68 Years on the Scottish Mountains

Christmas Meet

02 Dec 2016 - 04 Dec 2016

The CDMC meet to Woodlands House, Kingussie, went very well with great attendance, accommodation, food and weather.

28 people rocked up over the weekend and many hills were climbed. Apologies if I make some errors in matching hills and people in the following! Jon, Katie, Sonal, Jojo, Alison and Gintas climbed Sgor Gaoith and did yoga at the summit (photo attached shows the “Tree” position). Colin, Sue, Iain, Innes and Vania (I think) went up the corbett at the back of Kingussie (Carn an Fhreiceadain I think) (photo attached). Ken and Stewart Bryne also went up this corbett, I think. Dave, Alan, Janet, Sandra, Neil and Lawrie went up Carn Dearg Mhor. Colin Harris visited Aviemore library (west side). Michael the Drumochter hill path and Moira and Tony visited Loch Morlich.

We had a very tasty dinner on Saturday night (photo of gathering attached) and a carol singing session (Jon on ukulele, Katie on fiddle).

On Sunday we enjoyed the leftovers for breakfast. Some folk went home, Scott went up the nearby corbett, myself, Jon, Sonal, Alison and Gintas had a great day on Geal Charn and I’m sure a lot of other people went up hills but I left without noting down the destinations – sorry.

There wasn’t much snow up high but we managed to find a few solid patches for practicing ice axe arrests on – whoopee.

Thanks to everyone who came and made this a great meet.


Carn Dearg Mountaineering Club