Author: Andrew Williamson (who wasn't on the trip)
A 'semi-official' trip to Glen Coe, in Scotland, was organised for five days at the end of September. Marcus, Tom, Alex and Josh all travelled by Megabus (whether the standard 'blue-light' or 'Gold' variant), and were joined by Matthew in Edinburgh, who was able to drive a car to their destination. Previous trips to Glen Coe had always involved camping but thanks to some keen research, a couple of new huts (for the Club) were deemed suitable alternatives: the Alex Macintyre Memorial Hut and Blackrock Cottage. The participants explored a number of the impressive peaks and corries surrounding Glen Coe, including Bidean nam Bian, Buachaille Etive Mor ('the Big Shepherd of Etive'), and Creise, which involved some easy, yet still enjoyable, scrambling. During a day of foul weather, a route was also selected onto the Mamores. Largely resulting from the trip's success and the participants' (new-found, though probably anticipated) love of Scotland, a lengthier trip is planned for sometime in summer 2015.
Marcus T, Thomas L, Alex K, Josh A and Matthew G.
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