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A sunny winters day on the hills

A sunny winters day on the hills


Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:00 pm

Munros included on this walk: Cairn of Claise, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe

Date walked: 10/02/2011

Time taken: 5 hours

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Started at parking spot 2km north of Glenshee ski centre and headed up towards Carn an Tuirc, though i wasn't going to the summit as i'd allready done it. The goal of the day was to bag Tolmount and Tom Buidhe as twice i had failed getting to them in a circuit due to bad weather, so i was bypassing round Carn an Tuirc.
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The route up toward CAT

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Looking down towards the start

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Time for the crampons

Once round CAT i was on the plateaux and had good views over to Tolmount
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The Plateaux

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Tolmount

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Tom Buidhe

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View from Tolmount summit

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Tolmount summit

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On the way to TB

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View from TB

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TB summit

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On way down via Cairn of Claise

Spot the skiers, i met these to at the start and we all finished at the same time
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From COC summit

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Cairnwell?

All in a good day out and achieved goal at the 3rd attempt. It's easy to see how difficult navigation can be in this area in bad weather.




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Cairnwell?
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Re: A sunny winters day on the hills

Postby soulminer » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:22 pm

As you described it- sunny winters day on the hills :)
You should be happy with the day bagging these two. 8)
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Re: A sunny winters day on the hills

Postby ChrisW » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:31 pm

some nice pics there johnny, looks like you had cracking weather throughout, one of those days you dream of :D
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Re: A sunny winters day on the hills

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:27 pm

Cheers folks

I have been quite lucky with the weather most times ive been out, i get a lot of clear blue sky days :D
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