Annual General Meeting
November got off to a good start with the AGM being held on Friday 1st. There was a good turn out and reports were heard from directors Joy (Chair) and Stephen (Treasurer). Kirstie Ross also gave an account of Bird Ringing results. Kirsty has been training to be a BTO licenced Bird Ringer and this year gained her C licence. She gave an interesting account of ringing results to date and also where birds initially ringed in Glen Nevis have been recovered.
Star attraction was local climber Helen Rennard talking about her Scottish Winter exploits. Always down to earth and often very amusing, Helen's accounts of her climbing included a winter traverse of the Ramsay round within 24 hours, ascents of some of the hardest Scottish mixed winter routes in the area and......a missing hamster. Her ability to interweave the story of the latter into a climbing context was a feat in itself!
Helen is the subject of one of the 'Nevis Faces', a series of documentary films shot by Dave and Claire MacLeod, see the YouTube clip inserted below:
Autumn Litter Pick
Friends of Nevis held its Autumn Litter Pick and Curling Ponds tidy up on Sunday 17th November. A big thankyou to all the many volunteers who took part, it was great to have so many helpers of all ages, some who had come a long way for the event. A special thanks too go to Fiona McSorland , Joy, Paul, and Hughie who organised the day.
Litter was cleared from as much of the Glen as possible. This included a large amount of camping equipment, which had been abandoned after use. Sadly this is becoming an increasing problem in the Glen and at other sites in the Highlands. With help from two members of the Curling Club, the Ponds area was tidied, leaves raked up and the main Pond prepared for possible winter use. FoN wants to thank the Ben Nevis Highland Centre, who once again hosted the start of the event.
Lunchtime gathering of Litter Pickers below
Upcoming events for November & December
Go to our events page to sign up for upcoming events in November, December and events for next year
Saturday 30th November Tree Planting in Glen Nevis
Saturday 7th December Birch Halo Thinning in Scots Pine Exclosure
Wednesday 11th December Christmas Tool Clean and Festive Munchies