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    1. Rats, was thinking about Beinn Narnain & Cobbler myself. Could do them in reverse order to Alex/Jonathon (i.e. Narnain first), or Cobbler & Beinn Ime (in either order), all of these have the half-time cop-out option at Bealach a’Mhaim if necessary.

    2. Hello.

      I’m going to lead what I guess is ‘the easy walk’. Straight up the path on the South East slope of Beinn Narnain, over the top, descending the north west slope. Pick up the path in the valley and back down for a pint before home time.

      At a leisurely pace, about 4 hours up and 2 back down again. It’s about 11km with a bit over 1000m ascent (which is not as scary as it sounds)

    3. I’m planning to climb Ben Vane, Beinn Ime and Beinn Narnain, starting at Inveruglas and finishing in Arrochar. Given the time constraints, this might be a bit long, so can finish after Beinn Ime if it’s looking like we’re falling behind.
      The planned route is ~18km and ~1670m ascent, and should take between 7.5 and 8.5 hours.

    4. Damn I would have done that if I could drive. I’ve told Gregor that I’m doing Binnien Mor and Na Gruagaichean on Saturday and Buachaille Etive Mor on Sunday but on reflection I might not be fit enough to do both so I might do something easier on Sunday i.e. Pap of Glencoe.

    5. I was thinking Gairich on the south side of Loch Quoich for Saturday or if the weather was good the Ring of Steal.
      Sunday could be Ben Tee, the Corbett behind the hostel, or the two Munroe west of Loch Treig, or the two corbetts between those and the grey corries. Lots of options.

      How many cars did we get in the end? Will we be limited by transport?

    6. Julia has asked me to run a Navigation Skills day on the Saturday, so if any of you want to learn how to find your way about on the hill this is for you. Depending on available transport we will either be going to Glen Shee or Loch Muick. Maps (plus mapcases!) & compasses will be provided.

      For Sunday, I’ll go with the flow; which will probably mean something in Glen Shee, as it is on the way back. Plus more Nav. training if there is demand.

      1. I want to do Broad Cairn, Cairn Bannoch, and the 4 associated tops on Saturday (c24k and 800m in 8-10 hours). Then, on Sunday, I fancy doing An Sacoch from Gel Shee (16k adnd 580m in 5-6 hours)

    7. I’m a bit undecided about Saturday so I might just go with Jim if it involves hills I’ve never done before. If not then I might walk from Glen Muick to Glen Callater via Lochnagar and the next two W of it. Sunday I’d like to do Morven and then faff around a bit.

    8. I’m looking at Cat Bells, Maiden Moor and High Spy for Saturday and then walking back to Hawse End along Derwent Water therefore I wouldn’t need transport. Sunday don’t know.

    9. I’ve just got back from today’s walk at 2am, so will probably give this one a miss. Unless I just happen to wake early 🙂
      Judging by how long it took for my walk today (at least twice as long as expected, due to conditions underfoot) it’s probably a really good idea not to try the whole Lawers group!

    10. For those with less exhibitionist tendencies, you can have an alternate costume theme of AS MANY CLOTHES AS POSSIBLE – might be a tad more suitable for Edinburgh in January!

      From: Anna Jennings <anna_j@btinternet.com>
      To: hillwalkers <hillwalkers@lists.ed.ac.uk>
      Sent: Thursday, 9 January 2014, 22:05
      Subject: [hillwalkers] Pub Crawl Thurs 16th

      Hello hello,
      Hope you all had a great holiday and are slightly rounder after copius amounts of turkey. 
      The time has come to return to the world of uni, so join us to kick off the new semester and celebrate the fact that the days are finally getting longer! Save the date of Thursday 16th for a Pub Crawl to remember! We’ll start at Malone’s at 8pm before making our way around Edinburgh’s finest, ending up at Bongo to boogie on down to their funky hullabaloo night. Fancy dress theme is ANYTHING BUT CLOTHES, so get creative (but not indecent, we don’t want any arrests!) 

      *Please note that it’s on a thursday to avoid clashes with sign ups and that we’re starting at malone’s as our usual pub is undergoing refurbishment*
      Looking forward to seeing your fresh faces after the Christmas break!
      Anna and Jasmin, social secs extraordinaires.

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    11. Lucy – I did get a trip place in the end, yay! I’m always up for an uber-early start!! Or we can peel loads of potatoes the night before and leave them in water, would save a fair bit of time on Saturday…

    12. To be honest an early start doesnt sound too bad, and peeling isnt too bad when you have some beer sitting next to you. This would give you guys a car, but it would be good to know what you are thinking of doing and just how EARLY early actually is! Circular walk obviously makes sense, with the Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin 2 (Tom a’ Choinich & Toll Creagach) certainly being an easy option. Also a graham nearby if the weather is in fact truly awful (might have done those 2 before but dont really care)

    13. The Loch Mullardoch 4 with the boat would be great but I don’t know if it’ll be possible to organise. I found this number (01456 415347) on one site, does anyone else have other contact details? I’ll try calling tomorrow to see if it’s possible but even if the boat is available it’ll be difficult to confirm a booking before we know if there are enough people to make the cost per person reasonable.

      If this isn’t possible I’m thinking about Carn Eighe and Mam Sodhail up Glen Affric.

    14. Thinking about going down to glen affric tomorrow. We can stay quite low for a while, where it should be quite sheltered and then nip up to grab Mam Sodhail and Carn Eige (and maybe Beinn Fhionnlaidh, depending on the conditions) via a (probably hidden) path up which I think should be quite low avalanche risk.

    15. I’m recovering from a bad dose of cold/’flu, so will want to do something fairly easy and short(ish), so something in the Monaliadth ending in a pub in Newtonmore waiting for transport if necessary sounds good.

    16. I reckon A’Chailleach and Carn Sgulain from Newtonmore should be feasible on Saturday. Probably about 20k and about 800m ascent. 9 hours? Would allow a couple of hours of boozing for Jim before we drive back.

      1. And will stay like that because it is forecast to be very windy. Everything close by is north facing except the Mamores. I want to do Beinn Dorain or Stob a’ choire odhair on the Sunday, not sure about Saturday. Maybe Creise and Meall a’Bhuiridh.

    17. I’d like to get into Glen Etive, given its impossible to get there by public transport. The 2 (Sgor na h-Ulaidh and Beinn Fionnlaidh) on the North-East side, and 3 (Meall nan Eun, Stob Coir an Albannaich and Glas Bheinn Mhor) on the South-West side I need to get done. Both walks involve a little bit of northerly aspect however, so might not be very advisable…
      If all else fails I might just amble up Buchaille Etive Beag.

    18. Anyone considered a winter traverse of the Aonach Eagach? Looks like the conditions might be a bit sketchy, but I think I’ll bring the rope just in case it clears up by some miracle…

    19. I am currently planning Beinn Eighe on Saturday, Liathach on Sunday, and perhaps Fionn Bheinn on the way home. I will use the Beinn Eighe walk to have a good look at the North aspects of Liathach and decide whether it is possible. If not, pop up to Slioch? If the weather isn’t happy/I get stupendously drunk one night then the Diabaig coastal walk or assorted Corbetts will be the order of the day.

      Having already done Beinn Alligin in extraordinary weather I will probably leave it alone this time round.

    20. I’d like to do Beinn Dearg one day and go to Applecross for scallops another (doing the Corbett from the top of the pass on the way). I’d also be up for Liathach if conditions are good, but I doubt they will be. Slioch is another possibility but only if the weather is good, I’ve already done it in terrible weather.

    21. I’m also keen to do Beinn Eighe on Saturday – I managed to miss out on the northern summit last time… Then probably Fionn Bheinn on Sunday. Not sure about Monday – maybe some corbetts, or something on the way home (if the weather turns pants).

    22. Weather’s looking best on Saturday, after that cloudy and breezy, and all on coastal hills south of Ullapool (i.e. Torridon). With the wind on Sunday I doubt Liathach will be an option, but the forecast might improve.

      Fionn Bheinn sounds good for the way home. As it stands I’ll do Beinn Dearg on Saturday, Applecross on Sunday, and Fionn Bheinn on Monday. I’ll do some route cards now.

    23. Sorry I’ve taken so long to post stuff – it’s been really frantic wrapping everything up before the holidays. Had also considered Beinn Dearg for Saturday, or possibly Slioch. Had also thought about Liathach for the Sunday, but think the weather will prevent this. Am happy doing something different that hasn’t been offered yet, though. Haven’t done any route cards yet (too busy!), but can fill one out quickly tonight.

    24. I will be up for doing some of the Achnashellach hills. Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh on the Saturday, and perhaps Sgurr Choinnich and Sgurr a’ Chaorachain on the Sunday. See how the weather is etc…

    25. My plan for Saturday is essentially doing this walk: http://www.stevenfallon.co.uk/maps/mappages/mamores3map.html but without the very eastern Munro and I might do Stob a’ Chorin (on the west) as well.
      For Sunday I am thinking of doing Sgorr Dhearg and Sgorr Dhonuill from South Ballachulish (It’s a variation of this one: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fortwilliam/beinnabheithir.shtml) Looking forward to the Clachaig Inn afterwards 😀

      1. Hi Yatendra, Sign up will be on Tuesday the 21st in McSorleys pub, at 8:30pm. To join the trip, you need to be a member of the club, and have a good pair of hillwalking boots. Are you subscribed to the mailing list?

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    27. What are people planning to do?
      My ideas (weather depending – so far it looks really good!!) are:
      Saturday: If someone is interested I would be up doing the 6 western Mamores. This would be an extremely long walk (30km, 2500m ascent and roughly 14hours). Alternatively I am happy to do Buachaille Etive Mor (13km, 1100m ascent, 7hrs at most).
      Sunday: Walks near Crianlarich: Ben Challum (12km, 900m ascent, 6 hrs). Alternative: An Caisteal and Beinn a’Chroin (14km, 1050m ascent, 7hrs at most).