Members' reports 2019-20
Campbell Crombie, An Caisteal, 8 September 2019
First walk of the 40th CBMC season & walk a few steps with 1 of my climbing heroes, our Bob. What a time we have had over the years.
Bob Gardner: Help I'm red faced. But, it's true to say We have walked many a mile together and shared many a laugh. What the club is all about. Taa Campbell.
With the poor forecast in Scotland I headed to the Peak District. Stanage Edge was brilliant, although I have no knuckles left (gritstone). The climbing is so accessible. I will definitely organise a weekend down there for us next summer
We had a great week trekking in the Picos de Europa. We had long days with great weather, big ascents every day, one in particular 2000m. The trek was very varied with some scrambling, summiting two peaks and steep descents. The long 10km Cares gorge was magnificent, we trekked along the gorge to the small village of Cain then trekked the 10 km back to our base for the night. The huts were very well established, good food and beer available.
Stick a fork in me- I. Am. DONE.
Multi-summit cluster-bag of the Glenshee 9.
Visibility approx 10m at start of the day and OS still not updated their app so no GPS and a bit of nav practice. Wind chill decidedly sub zero in the morning too.
Had the head torch on to descend Cairnwell around ten hours after leaving the car.
As a side note: my walking pole gave up the ghost last week and the only ones I could get at short notice were the cheapo decathlon ones with the pre-drilled holes that the springy button pops into. I imagine this is what it would be like to hike up a mountain with a class of primary school children who are all learning to play the recorder! 🌬️🎶🏔️