A full house of IBSC members made their way to Loch Ossian on various trains from north and south, all in the end without snow sports equipment. Even the optimists who had brought their skis left them in the car. The only exception arriving by bike after 9pm was our more extreme rider who had travelled in from Moy assisted by reasonable weather and bright lights.
In the absence of much snow some members just brought themselves and walking/running gear with a large selection of food and drink, others brought bikes –and the most intrepid brought wetsuits and a paddleboard.
Saturday brought dry conditions but a brisk cold northerly wind. One of the occupants of the female dorm was already out swimming around the small island in the loch. Over breakfast the days’ options were discussed.