August’s walk for the Upperward Mountaineering Club would take members to Beinn na Lap, situated on the edge of Rannoch Moor and overlooking the picturesque Loch Ossian and it’s remote youth hostel.
To get there requires a short rail journey on the famous West Highland Line travelling from Bridge of Orchy to Corrour, the highest station in the UK. On arrival at Bridge of Orchy the heavens opened, rain, hail and wind nearly had us returning before we started, however on arrival at Corrour the rain had eased and with only the odd nasty shower, the day was dry and clear. Two members decided to climb the Corbett Leum Uillem west of Corrour, while the remainder of the group climbed Beinn na Lap which gave fantastic views over to Glencoe, Ben Nevis, Ben Alder plateau and the Fairy hill itself, Schiehallion.
On the return the members had a couple of hours to wait for the next train back to Bridge of Orchy, so passed the time in the station café eating, drinking and playing cards.
The September walk is over the weekend 27th - 29th , based at the Ratagan youth hostel in Glen Shiel with the pre-meet on Wed 25th at the Clydesdale in Lanark 8pm.
Any interested parties are welcome to come along.