Sunday 9 October saw club members travel up to Glen Shee to have a look at the range of Munro’s available. Four members decided to go for the longer route and bag four Munro’s whilst the rest of the group decided to go straight out of the Ski Centre and take in the three nearest hills.
John, Julia, Sandra and Mary set off in bright sunshine, although there where signs of a frost in the car park. It’s good to know though that the weather stayed good throughout the day, although it was chilly at times. We made short work of the fist summit which was CarnAosda (917m) and we started to get some amazing views right across Scotland.
Once we had taken the obligatory summit picture we set off for Munro number two – Carn a Gheoidh (975m). The weather was proving good all the way now and we where treated to some great views in all directions, although the ski “furniture” didn’t help the viewing pleasure. It really is a pretty sad sight outside of the skiing season.
The going was pretty benign and no one felt under any kind of time pressure so it was a real change to be able to stop and just chat. We took a wee detour to take in Carn nan Sac (920m) and to enjoy the views. Pretty soon though we where on the summit and it was time to take an extended break and enjoy some food and drink. Thankfully the summit provides a natural windbreak that was also a suntrap so it was a very pleasant lunch stop.
After our leisurely lunch it was time to retrace our steps and head off towards The Cairnwell. You can’t miss this Munro as it is adorned with lots of metalwork in the shape of telephone masts etc, so it’s not the most pleasing of sights. But we made short work of it and we all lingered on the summit chatting and having a snack.
We then made our way off the hill and headed to the ski centre for a well-earned cup of tea and cake. Another great club outing was had by all.