Marhofn 84.04 - May 2002

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2001 Reviews:

Trevor Littlewood

A promising start was made with three Scottish trips before the end of February, but soon after returning from the last of those there was news of an outbreak of an animal disease that would curtail progress for a while. In order to get some walking in we put together a trip to the Costa Blanca mountains which kept us going until things began to open up in the Highlands.

A productive visit to Ardgour with clear bright conditions in April, and one to the Angus glens in December (where we had several days of temperature inversion), gave the best conditions during the year. The several trips between were on the whole disappointing weatherwise, though two days of light wind, sunshine and utterly clear air; one on Beinn a'Chearcaill, the other on Ruadh-stac Beag, stand out as most memorable. The remarkable bouldered sandstone acres of the summit of Beinn a'Chearcaill, with its view to the northern corries of Liathach and Beinn Eighe, bring visions to haunt one's dreams.

During last year we noticed that though Sue and I ended 2001 with Corbett totals of 125 and 131 (quite over half of them), neither of us have any of the ten highest. So a target for this year is to bag them, or at least as many as we can.

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