Ratagan Easter Weekend

The club has stayed at Ratagan Youth Hostel many times – the setting is idyllic with many opportunities for sunrise & sunset photos over the mountains to the east. On the Saturday the two main groups split to walk over the brothers of Kintail while the others did the five sisters. These hill are well-known for being a strenuous and long day. A few others were happy to attempt the lesser Corbetts & Grahams in the area. The forecast was generally very good for the whole of the country, although the north west was, as is often the case, in low cloud. The day started with a promise of good views, but this was hit and miss depending on which hill was chosen. On the Sunday the weather improved considerably. While hills awaited keen baggers, others went to try out part of the well established Lochalsh trail, which was easy to follow via Suardalan Bothy. A special mention goes to Stuart who combined the two remote grahams An Cruachan and Carn na Breabaig these were summit-ed with the aid of a bike. By Monday the day temperature was very high for this time of year and a few stayed on to increase their mountain tally. Most club members went out on the Saturday night for a meal in the Kintail Lodge. A good night was enjoyed with no complaints about the standard of food & beers.