Anniversary Walk 2015 Report

Written by admin on June 16th, 2016

John Roy Stuart Anniversary Walk Report 2015

It was a good fine dry day, a pleasant change after so many wet ones this summer.  The group met in Coire Cas Car Park when the bus arrived, and 5 of us set off just after 11.

A pause for a snack was made before reaching the Ptarmigan, where Mary and Hugh were waiting, having set off earlier.  The group then carried on to the summit.  Here the Banner was given its annual airing, with a walking pole doing duty as a flagstaff.

Seamas gave us “He ‘m eile ‘s na ho rò”,  one of John Roy’s three Culloden songs, and Hugh gave us the Seaforth’s toast and explained a bit about it for the newcomers Ann C and Irene W, others present were David R and Ann W.

Unfurliing the banner at the summit of Cairngorm Unfurliing the banner at the summit of Cairngorm Unfurliing the banner at the summit of Cairngorm

As the wind was increasing we went down to the shelter of Ciste Mhearad for our lunch, where Seamas measured and photographed the remaining snow patch.  As we made our way down the wind continued to increase and there were some very strong gusts.  We reached the Car Park about 4 pm having had an enjoyable day.

For 2016 the walk will be held on Saturday 20th August.

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