After the Ochils Mountaineering Club Dinner we had a quick visit to Moy Rock, which has been creating a bit of a buzz as the new "in" sportsclimbing venue. It's 5 minutes from the main Inverness - Ullapool road between Tore and Contin. It looks like a concrete wall/pile of choss. It's not; we had a great time on the three routes we did: Conglomarete 4+, Corvus 5+ and Scoopy Doo 6a+. Climbers Andy K, Nigel and I. Thanks to Mhairi and Lucy for company and photographs, and to John K for the loan of the harness.
For those with too much time on their hands you can watch me frigging the crux of Scoopy- Doo here
Due to a variety of reasons, Mhairi and I found ourselves without a definite plan for the October school holiday week. After attending our pal Ian's 50th birthday party we headed north to join up with friends at Dalwhinnie for a Saturday night curry. We had decided we'd do a bit of Corbett-bagging and, if the weather held out, make our way northward to Strathpeffer for the annual Ochils Club dinner the following Saturday.
Over the week our "haul" of Corbetts was as follows:
Sunday: Beinn Mholach (Loch Garry) (Check out this:-)
Monday:Leathad Tobhainn and Carn Dearg Mor (Glen Feshie)
Tuesday: Geal-charn Mor (Burma Road)Ian only- Mhairi tested her new camera at Kincraig wildlife park.
Wednesday:Geal Charn (Braes of Abernethy) Our first proper snow of the season...
Thursday: Retail therapy Aviemore and Inverness, then to Rosemarkie caravan park
Friday: Bac an Eich (Strathconon)
Ssaturday: Sgurr a Mhuillin and Meallan nan Uan (Strathconon)
We arrived a little legweary at the Ben Wyvis Hotel in Strathpeffer on Saturday evening!
Given the super forecast, we headed up to Linn o' Dee on Friday night, with the intention of a pleasant weekend's hillwalking. On Saturday, we headed out east beyond Whitebridge for a circuit of Sgor Mor.
On Sunday, Argie met his long-lost little brother. After meeting his Falkirk-based owners, Mhairi and I headed up Carn na Drochaide by a circuitous route up Glen Quoich, then east and over the Quoich Water beneath the SW spur of Beinn a' Bhuird. The glen and woodland scenery was superb.
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