REFLECTIONS

Scouting has a great deal to answer for. It has to be the start of it all. Nights under canvas that smelt of must and damp, waking to dawn and opening the brailing letting the air in, fresh with the scents of the British countryside, fried breakfast, long hikes with … Continue reading

Les Montagnards des Ecrins

For this year’s return to the Ecrins to “Find our Frenchies”, Antoine (our most active international member) and I decided to start with some big alpine rock. On Saturday morning  20 July, we set off from Les Etages toward the Sorreiler Hut (with non-member Nicolas Coronnel) and saw the beautiful Aiguille … Continue reading

Close Encounters with the Celtmen

A solitary young stag was standing guard over its herd of  camper vans when Dolly, Ang and Steve M. rendezvoused at the Beinn Eighe carpark on a murky Saturday morning. First pfaff of the day – clockwise or anticlockwise – was eventually resolved in the time honoured fashion of following the group … Continue reading