Louise Cascarino Completes
On the 2nd September club member Louise Cascarino completed her Munros on Ben Wyvis
Jim Flemming Compleates
On the 28th May 2022 club member Jim Flemming compleated his last Munro, Ben Lomond at Loch Lomond.
Jim was joined on his compleation by past and present members of Glenrothes Hillwalkers Club as well as by members of his family.
Steve Thurgood Compleates His Corbetts
On the 25th April 2022 club member Steve Thurgood compleated his last Corbett, Beinn an Oir on the Isle of Jura.
Steve compleated his Corbetts with family members.
Andrew Frame Compleates
Feels very strange to be writing an article about yourself! On the 21st April 2022 club member Andrew Frame compleated his last Munro, Stuchd an Lochain in Glen Lyon.
Andrew was joined on his compleation by his Uncle and club members Bob Barlow, Steve Thurgood, Lesley Cunningham and Jane McMinn.
On 15 September 2019 club member Sylvia Stronach compleated her last Munro, Meall Buidhe in Glen Lyon. Sylvia was joined on her compleation by a number of club members and her family.
Sylvia was presented with a Quaich at the November club meeting.
Andalucia Trip – By June Smith
In September 2018, 16 people from Glenrothes Hillwalkers Club went on the trip to Andalucia and happily all 16 came back, everything intact. The company we used was Simon Harding at http://www.ibernature.es/about-us. We struck lucky with his support. His sound organisation meant that we had no hiccups at all. All the buses arrived on time, the hotels were comfortable and the food was good and plentiful.
All the special dietary needs were catered for. We had full board at each hotel. The only extra cost we had was the alcohol and I advise you ask Sandra about the effects of the humungous gins!!!!!
Simon ensured that there were opportunities for different lengths and difficulties of walk each day. He didn’t just guide us but shared his knowledge of the region and its flora. The walks allowed us to explore a variety of countryside and vistas. On one of them we were even lucky enough to forage all kinds of fruit, some we had not seen before.
As part of the cost, Simon organised a two centred week. At our first stop in Frigiliana, the weather was very hot which made walking a bit more challenging for us who are used to the cold but we managed anyway. The second stop up at Capileria (a village that sits higher than Ben Nevis) was much cooler and so walking was more comfortable. On our last day, 10 of us chose to climb the highest mountain in mainland Spain, Mulhacen (3479m). The views made the effort worthwhile.
Throughout the week Simon went the extra mile to ensure we all got the most out of our holiday, including mending a pair of boots that broke and booking train tickets for later in the week!!! As a bit of relaxation before Mulhacen, he squeezed in a guided trip to the Alhambra and Granada which was for us all and eventful experience. The Alhambra is stunning. On our last evening there was an impromptu exchange of dance culture with a version of the Gay Gordons from Glenrothes party and a flamenco demonstration from Simon.
7 of us extended our stay to enjoy a bit of leisure in Cordoba and or Malaga.
It was a great success and hopefully the club will offer another walking holiday next year. June is willing to organise but acknowledges someone else might want to do that.
Anne Wharton Compleates
In September 2018 Anne Wharton Compleated her Munros. Her last Munro was Am Basteir on Skye.
The photos below show Anne on the summit of Am Basteir and there is also a photo of Anne being presented with a Quiche. Anne was meant to be presented with a Quaich, but it didn’t arrive in time for the October club meeting!
Brian Robertson Compleates
On 19 May 2018 Brian Robertson compleated his final Munro, Ben Lomond. Brian was joined by various club members for this.
Sadly died on Beinn na Lochan 26/02/2023 aged 66