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White Mounth Munros

PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:41 pm
by peterpolo
*updated for correct date and actual route*

Cycled the first 3.5 miles to the Glas allt Shiel Bothy on the Friday,

Stay in the bothy on friday night, walked the route on Saturday, starting with Broad Cairn and finishing with Lochnagar (13 miles) and cycled back out from the bothy again.

Weather was good, Broad Cairn was cloudy, but it soon cleared.

Time given allows for the cycle in and out.


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Re: White Mounth Munros

PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:54 pm
by Alastair S
Nice way to do this - 20km of walking rather than 29 for the more usual route. Which way round did you go?

Re: White Mounth Munros

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:47 am
by peterpolo
Hi Alastair - updated the post to give the direction. The climb up past the waterfall route is tough, so we went up onto the Broad Cairn first. Visibility was great, we could see East and West Lomond, down in Fife.

Re: White Mounth Munros

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:21 am
by monty
Nice idea to cycle in Peterpolo. That wasn't an option for us as we also done the corbet Conachcraig on our round. It was a long slog of the hills though :D

Re: White Mounth Munros

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:46 am
by Alastair S
Thanks for the update Peter. Toying with the idea of attempting to MTB to Broad Cairn some time in the summer. Don't expect to cycle all the way but will be interesting to see how much I can do on the bike.

Re: White Mounth Munros

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:49 am
by BlackPanther
Hi, I climbed Lochnagar last Sunday - weather was great. Still looking forward to doing the remaining 4 Munros and this circle looks like a nice option :D :D

Re: White Mounth Munros

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:30 pm
by peterpolo
Your cycle would certainly be tough, but the descent would be amazing! I've had my bike most of the way up Mount Keen and it took very little time at all to get bck down Glen Tanar . I was considering trying the cycle up Mount Battock via Clachnaben... I scoped out the path up clachnaben and there'd be a lot of pushing on the way up after the trees, but looks rideable most of the way down if you don't mind the steps. Now I need to see what like the landrover track from Clachnaben to Mount Battock is! It looks level, but if it's soft it'll be hard going.