Month: June 2018

Arran Trip, June 2018

Mid-summer solstice meets don’t get much better than this.  Arran was bathed in sunshine with just enough breeze to keep the dreaded  midges at bay.    Unusually the midges were the least of our worries. Instead we had to put up with alcohol fuelled Hawick neds and a young Glaswegian ned couple who got so drunk that the guy fell onto his tent in the wee small hours of Saturday morning . . . but …

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The Cobbler, Summer Solstice on a Sunny Thursday

By Lorna, In comparison to the boys hike the night before Julie and I went up the night after, on the actual summer solstice!!! (those boys were just that bit premature and over eager ? It was a beautiful walk in and great catch up as I don’t think either of us drew breath ? I know shocking isn’t it! bet you are all surprised as we are both such quiet wee things? We scrambled …

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The Cobbler, Summer Solstice on a Wet Wednesday

In the traditions of the club, a gang of Lomonders headed out on the Solstice to the Cobbler.  Armed with extreme optimism, the group planned to tackle the Recess Route and hoped that the weather would hold out despite forecasts and logic dictating otherwise.  The walk in to the Narnain Boulder proved to be dry but, once under shelter, the sky turned and the group were pummelled with hail.  The climbing was canned and a …

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Spring Cragging

The club has enjoyed a great start to the cragging season, with a long dry spell providing great days and evenings out for the club.  So far we have been out to Auchinstarry, Neilson and Loudoun hill on our Wednesday evening cragging sessions and members have also been venturing out to Glen Etive and other places. You can even see this drone footage of us at Neilston Quarry.      

CMD Route on the ‘Ben, by Flo & Tom

This year’s winter CIC meet was a first visit for a number of newer LMC members.  The hut and the surrounding amphitheater of rock and ice can be a beguiling place but always packed with adventure.  Two such members, Flo and Tom, set out on a long winter day out on the CMD Arete and Flo created a great written piece on their day out and weekend at the hut: As Lomond Mountaineering Group monthly …

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