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Mount Keen - A Braw Wee Walk

Mount Keen - A Braw Wee Walk


Postby Huck Finn » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:27 pm

Route description: Mount Keen from Glen Esk

Munros included on this walk: Mount Keen

Date walked: 27/02/2011

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 17.5 km

Ascent: 939m

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Wee reached the car park at 09:15 after what seemed like an endless road.
The walk to base of the climb was a real pleasant change, a nice long walk instead of jumping right into an uphill slog.
After the compulsory photo shoot at the Queens Well, we headed on past the cottage and started to get some hight.
The clear sky made for some cracking views and loads of photo opportunities.
We did not hang about much at the top, not only was the wind very strong, it was also numbingly cold.
We decided not to head back down the route we had ascended, but we headed away to the East until we picked up the start of Ladder Burn and we followed that back to the bottom, Oh except Watty, he decided to head further East and followed Easter Burn down by the water fall. We were glad that we had headed of the beaten track, not only did we have fun sliding down the snow, but we also saw a 5 or 6 deer (they are on the video clip) but we also saw a couple of white rabbits(they were to quick for me, so no video of them :(
We got back to the car in good time and stopped for our customary refreshment on the way home.
I know a lot of Munro baggers don't rate Mount Keen very highly, but we all had a Grand day :thumbup:


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnr1OGWgVLU[/youtube]


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HhaRF9BKlA[/youtube]
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Re: Mount Keen - A Braw Wee Walk

Postby Merry-walker » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:53 am

Great videos n pics

Mount Keen is a great hill, My most fave hill actually. :lol:

Thanks for sharing Huck :D :D :D
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Re: Mount Keen - A Braw Wee Walk

Postby pollyh33 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:18 pm

Great report. Planning on doing this walk pretty soon. :)
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Re: Mount Keen - A Braw Wee Walk

Postby pigeon » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:27 pm

Yes another good day Charlie,good work on the videos as usual ,have added some more pics
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Anybody know what these mean?
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Re: Mount Keen - A Braw Wee Walk

Postby Klaasloopt » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:45 pm

Interesting you took photo's of the stones. Look like some border marker stones. Find them in here: http://www.rcahms.gov.uk/canmore.html a huge database for antiquities. Search by grid ref or placename.
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Re: Mount Keen - A Braw Wee Walk

Postby Huck Finn » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:03 am

pollyh33 wrote:Great report. Planning on doing this walk pretty soon. :)


I'm sure you will love it, the weather helped with us.
I will look forward to seeing your report :)
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Re: Mount Keen - A Braw Wee Walk

Postby kenny stewart » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:05 pm

Hi Pigeon, A answer to your question about the stones with the letters marked on them. They are Boundary Stones. :thumbup:

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Re: Mount Keen - A Braw Wee Walk

Postby Ian Bayne » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:38 am

Nice change a wee walk then up instead of straight on to the hill Great photos and the vids were spot on as usual the weather was with us Great day out
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Re: Mount Keen - A Braw Wee Walk

Postby stomper » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:56 pm

Doing Mt Keen Next Tues Bring it on hope i get the weather for it
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