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Gallery 2013 - March

Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall
The snow continued to slowly melt into March. Here Stickle Tarn is showing a partial reflection due to a patchy covering of ice.
More snow and strong winds, combined with continued cold weather made for difficult conditions on the hill. Many walkers without crampons were caught out by the ice and had to turn back.
Left is the shelter and summit cairn on Whernside, whilst below left and right are some interesting effects caused by the conditions.
Bottom is a view of Ingleborough caught in partial sunshine from Whernside.
Another beautiful cold day on Coniston Old Man looking towards the Scafell range.


Hotel Meet - Fort William

20 members spent five nights in the Alexandra Hotel in Fort William. The weather was superb with no rain, but cold and often sunny. On the hills there was plenty of snow but with 60 mph winds and the avalanche forecast at 'considerable', opportunities for time on the high tops were limited.

More photos to come, but in the meantime -

Below is the group on the final night, from left to right -
Back row - Mick, Norman, Kevin, Ray
Next to back row - Roger, Graham, Hugh, Mike, David
Next to front row - Val, Irene, Margaret A, Lynne, Margaret C, Fred, Jean
Seated - Clare, Jo, Sheila, Ellie


First day, Monday: Beinn Bhan - 796m. A Corbett above Glen Loy.

From left to right - Norman, Sally the dog, Mick, Ray, Kevin, Mike, David

Heading from the summit to walk around the coire, but stopping for lunch first just before the cornice in the middle background.
Hugh starting the descent in a haze of spindrift.

Second day, Tuesday: Sgurr na h-Eanchainne - 791m. A superb viewpoint above the Corran ferry in Ardgour.
Hugh, Ray, and Mike on the ascent, with the narrows of Loch Linnie where the Corran ferry crosses in the background.

On the summit, from left to right - Norman, David, Mike, and Ray, with Hugh behind the camera.


Leaving the summit, looking down Loch Linnie
Third day, Wednesday: Hugh, Roger, and Fred at the head of Loch Shiel by the Glenfinnan monument to Bonny Prince Charlie, with Sgurr Ghiubhsachan in the background. As in the time of Prince Charlie, there was no coffee to be had here as both the visitor centre and the Glenfinnan House Hotel were closed.



Walking alongside Loch Shiel with the snow topped Corbett Beinn Odhar Mhor in the background..
From left to right - Norman, Roger, and Fred, with Hugh behind the camera.
Some members ventured onto the gondola that runs up the northern slopes of Aonach Mor. Here is the top station at 2,159ft. The following day, Thursday, the gondola was shut down due to strong winds.
Final day, Thursday: Cruach Innse - 857m. A Corbett in the Grey Corries.
On the steep ascent, approaching the easier summit slopes.
On the summit looking northwards across Glen Spean to Glen Roy. In the strong and icy wind it was no place to linger.
From left to right - Mike, Ray, David, Sally the dog, and Hugh, with Norman behind the camera.
The descent, looking south east to the bothy at the head of the Lairig Leacach, which leads through to the head of Loch Trieg.
The last supper, followed by a few pints of real ale in the Grog and Gruel for 11 members.
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