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Eastern Cairngorm Epic

Eastern Cairngorm Epic


by Stretch » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:36 pm

Route description: Beinn a' Bhuird

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Bhuird, Beinn a'Chaorainn (Cairngorms), Beinn Bhreac

Corbetts included on this walk: Carn na Drochaide

Date walked: 09/04/2011

Time taken: 24 hours

Distance: 35 km

Ascent: 1733m

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Re: Eastern Cairngorm Epic

Postby HighlandSC » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:45 pm

Good stuff Stretch. Maybe I'll sort myself out and get a wild camp in this year to!
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Re: Eastern Cairngorm Epic

Postby rockhopper » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:52 pm

Cracking report stretch - really enjoyed reading this one :D

Very useful too as starting to look at plans for our 2 weeks in Coylumbridge at end July - will keep a note of it :thumbup:
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Re: Eastern Cairngorm Epic

Postby Jockstar » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:16 pm

That wasn't a walk - it was an expedition - and in other times you would get a Duke of Edinburgh's gold award! :lol: :lol:
Glad to see they make tents for the longer man. :D . Great effort. Thought the best pic was looking over the coire
to the south top of Beinn a Bhuirrd, but there were loads of good uns. :D
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Re: Eastern Cairngorm Epic

Postby fingeez » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:19 pm

Nice report there stretch, looks like you had a good one, prob a wise decision moving camp sites there :)

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Re: Eastern Cairngorm Epic

Postby Gable Gable End » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:58 am

Great report and looks like a great walk. I def want to do a Ben Avon epic at some point this year!
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Re: Eastern Cairngorm Epic

Postby kinley » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:48 pm

Sounds challenging :)

Guess we got lucky with our wind direction on our Beinn a Bhuird camp - but still slept poorly.

Glad to have camped at Sourlies on saturday.

Nice trip - hear any Black Grouse lekking?
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Re: Eastern Cairngorm Epic

Postby Stretch » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:22 pm

I saw a lot of different bird species on this trip Kinley, didn't take many pics of them though. I reckon the grouse were the birds calling at dusk? Still not familiar with all the sounds the locals make around here lol.
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Re: Eastern Cairngorm Epic

Postby Bruadair » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:52 pm

Wow that's some stretch......Stretch. If I was able to do a 24 hour walk it would probably take me all day and all night, and about a fortnight to do 35km........joking aside superb acheivement and great report.

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Re: Eastern Cairngorm Epic

Postby kinley » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:17 pm

Having eyeballed the area from afar at the weekend I suspect our pitch was still snowed over.

It was quite well tucked in

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(tent centre of pic)
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Re: Eastern Cairngorm Epic

Postby Stretch » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:09 pm

Is that between Beinn a' Bhuird and the Sneck? Sort of up by the rock formations on the plateau? There was good amount of snow across the broad flat part of it!
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Re: Eastern Cairngorm Epic

Postby kinley » Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:54 am

Around NJ 108 128
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Re: Eastern Cairngorm Epic

Postby KGBMC » Wed May 25, 2011 8:55 pm

You could have used the Secret Bothy, but it's whereabouts are a secret
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Re: Eastern Cairngorm Epic

Postby Bod » Thu May 26, 2011 12:40 pm

Great stuff, enjoyed that a lot Stretch - inspiring, cheers. After being out with a couple of school groups on D of E expeditions recently a trip without being responsible for others is ever more appealing.....well done :D :D :D
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