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The Quickest and Ugliest Munro's..

The Quickest and Ugliest Munro's..


Postby Coutts94 » Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:53 pm

Route description: The Cairnwell Munros

Munros included on this walk: Càrn a' Ghèoidh, Càrn Aosda, The Cairnwell

Date walked: 26/10/2020

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 600m

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So I was looking around Scotland to bag some Munro's, initially I had planned to go to Seana Bhraigh, but a last minute forecast change meant that I would have to search for an alternative, The Cairnwell!

I set off from Inverness at around 8am.. Well what a drive it is :lol: Definitely more time spend driving than walking today..

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Glenshee Ski Centre


Nothing to say about Carn Aosda except its a quick hike up, around 25 mins :lol: I had decent views here, so cant really complain! I got a good view of the east side Munro's.

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Carn Aosda


Then a quick trundle up to the next Munro, Carn A'Gheoidh, it did look a bit menacing but I didnt expect the weather to turn so quick :lol:

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Carn AGheoidh


Driving rain, sleet and hail the whole way.. not the most enjoyable but an experience none the less!
No views to be had here..

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Carn AGheoidh Summit


Then finally the return leg to the Cairnwell.. Didnt have high hopes for this as it is covered in stuff.. But still a decent sight to see! Would be better without the cloud right enough.

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The Cairnwell


So once I had a quick look around The Cairnwell I made my way back to the car park.. the route on here describes going back to the junction and down the path, but I just made a b-line for it down the chairlift. Much quicker and not really that hard going, there is a slight path and it only takes around 15 mins.

As all my Munro's, here is a quick video of my day in The Cairnwell, visiting Scotlands quickiest (and ugliest) Munro summit! :D

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Re: The Quickest and Ugliest Munro's..

Postby J4MRU » Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:38 pm

I really enjoyed that video! Thanks. :clap:

What did you use to record with? Which drone do you have?

I am thinking about doing these three next Friday with my son (His first 1st-3rd and my 3rd-5th, done Mayar and Dreish already) as part of the itinerary of a night a way we have booked in Ballater.
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Re: The Quickest and Ugliest Munro's..

Postby jmarkb » Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:38 pm

The Cairnwell really is a sad mess, but I think these three are improved by taking a somewhat longer route from Baddoch: the N ridge of Carn Aosda is a good way up, out of sight of the ski area, and you can head N off Carn a' Gheoidh to return via the track along the Baddoch Burn (or even add in An Socach if you are feeling fit!). The temptation of the high start point at the ski car park is hard to resist, though.
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Re: The Quickest and Ugliest Munro's..

Postby Coutts94 » Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:09 pm

J4MRU wrote:I really enjoyed that video! Thanks. :clap:

What did you use to record with? Which drone do you have?

I am thinking about doing these three next Friday with my son (His first 1st-3rd and my 3rd-5th, done Mayar and Dreish already) as part of the itinerary of a night a way we have booked in Ballater.


Thanks for watching! Used a GoPro Hero 7 and a Mavic Mini drone, good plan! Its still a great day out even though they are not the most scenic of Munros :D enjoy.
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Re: The Quickest and Ugliest Munro's..

Postby Coutts94 » Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:14 pm

jmarkb wrote:The Cairnwell really is a sad mess, but I think these three are improved by taking a somewhat longer route from Baddoch: the N ridge of Carn Aosda is a good way up, out of sight of the ski area, and you can head N off Carn a' Gheoidh to return via the track along the Baddoch Burn (or even add in An Socach if you are feeling fit!). The temptation of the high start point at the ski car park is hard to resist, though.



Will need to try that one day :D
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