Friday, June 1, 2018

2018 Spring Outing

Roberts Cottage at the Ausable Club

Though a cool rainy weekend was forecast for May 18-20, the weather held for the most part allowing us to log time on the lake, trails and crags. Our group was smaller this year making for a more intimate gathering. As usual after a day out and about, Saturday happy-hour was held at Roberts Cottage followed by a great dinner at the Club bar. Will Helmetag, 2017 Live Your Dream Grant winner and Dad Peter recounted their adventures exploring, via sailboat, Devils Bay, Chaleur Bay, and Rencontre Bay, with the objectives to climb Leviathan and develop new trad routes on these newly discovered walls. This was followed by Mark Aiston reporting on the Section trip to the Scottish Highland last June. From what he remembers through the haze of rain, cloud and scotch it was a successful trip and he had the pictures to prove it. Sunday we woke to clouds and rain, but our annual pancake breakfast took the edge off. For those that stuck around the weather cleared by late morning making for another epic day. A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this Outing a great one.

Early Saturday morning start for Ron, Andrew, Mark and the crew.

Looking down on lower Ausable Lake