Return to the Hills


Return to the Hills 9th August 2020.

The long awaited return to the hills took place on Sunday 9th August, with a trip to Glenshee. Not since January have the Club been out on a walk together, so it was a case of old friends meeting up again. The format was quite different because of the Covid 19 restrictions, but a good turn out of members made for an interesting meet.

Prior to attending, all members had received a Risk Assessment and a questionnaire was completed and signed at the commencement of the walk. The group arrived at the Ski carpark with members traveling independently, except for family members who travelled together. On arriving social distancing was observed and a brief welcome to all was extended from the President. Members split into two main groups with sub divisions to comply with Covid 19 Scottish Government advise.

The walks centred on the three Munro's to the West of the ski centre and many variations were completed which included Carn Aosda, The Cairnwell, Carn nan Sac, Carn a' Gheoidh and Carn Bhinnein. Walks all started and finished at the Ski centre carpark. The weather was very kind and near perfect conditions were experienced over the tops. Visibility was excellent and a light cool breeze helped keep temperatures bearable. All agreed it was a worthwhile event and look forward to the next meet.

Roddy on the summit of Carn Bhinnein.

The next Club walk will be organised following a de-brief of this walk and will follow similar guidelines.