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Devil's point to Braeriach traverse in one day

Devil's point to Braeriach traverse in one day


Postby cianapleyn » Mon Oct 24, 2022 4:14 pm

Route description: Cairn Toul - Braeriach traverse

Munros included on this walk: Braeriach, Cairn Toul, Sgòr an Lochain Uaine, The Devil's Point

Date walked: 05/10/2022

Time taken: 18 hours

Distance: 45 km

Ascent: 1820m

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I had asked my Scottish friend to recommend the best Munro in the Cairngorms. He said Cairn Toul. So I looked on line and saw a post about a long walk including it. It was an amazing day out. Long walk in from the path parked up near the car park. Paths are streams in reality due to all the recent rainfall. Scramble over the boulders at the Chalamain Gap. Make decent progress despite the wet. Feet are wet by the time I reached the Bothy. Met the only person of the day. He was staying for a few days and watching the wildlife. Headed up and cut across towards Devil's Point. A small section of scrambling off piste. Fairly clear. It didn't stay that way. It was misty by the time I had reached Cairn Toul. THe weather oly worsened from then on. I used a sighting of Aviemore lights and North on my copass to keep headed in the right (ish) direction. I ran out of battery. Used map and compass to reach the other peaks including Braeriach. Massive bog from then on. Bog Factor 10. Headed down in wet windy weather with poor visibility. Missed path back to the car and so headed to my campsite by Loch Morlich instead.
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Re: Devil's point to Braeriach traverse in one day

Postby JWCW2014 » Mon Oct 24, 2022 4:31 pm

Sounds like quite an adventure and imagine much of it just have been in darkness if 18 hours in early October!
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