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Cairngorms overnighter - Derry Cairngorm and Beinn Mheadhoin
by ikt68 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:42 pm
Munros included on this walk: Beinn Mheadhoin, Derry Cairngorm
Date walked: 11/06/2011
Distance: 27 kmRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Followed the ski road up to beyond the pump hut before cutting off right on a clear path to climb the right hand side of Coire Cas to a large cairn.
From there we headed south under Cairngorm to the start of Coire Raibert. The path was loose and rocky in places and a bit tricky with a large pack.
When we reached Loch Avon and headed round towards the western end, there were a few small beaches. Deciding this looked like a good place to camp (and being glad to lose the extra weight) we pitched up here about midday.
After lunch we headed up toward Loch Etchachan.
The climb up to Beinn Mheadhoin was pretty steep and I was beginning to flag a bit by now. Was worth the effort as the granite tors came into view though.
We then retraced our steps back the way we had came to Loch Etchahcan.
I was against doing Derry Cairngorm initially, but we'd had a good day so far,and since DC would be my 50th thought it would be a great hill to reach that milestone. So off we went over Creagan a Choire Etchachan towards DC.
We had great views over to the Lairig Ghru munros.
Then the long way back to Loch Avon for boil in the bag and bed for about 9pm. We had a tiny bit of rain, but overall a very dry day.
Awake at 5 the next day, freezing cold. Soon warmed up with the climb up Coire Raibert.
Back down a very misty Coire Cas to get back to the car for 8am. Coffee at the bakers then the drive south.
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by skuk007 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:47 pm
Can't see the images, all I see is a red box?
by Scotjamie » Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:04 pm
by ikt68 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:18 pm
by HighlandSC » Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:30 pm
Good trip It's a great area that I've been at a couple of times- still want to do Beinn Mheadhoin though and will likely overnight similar to you guys.
by ikt68 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:33 pm
by Alastair S » Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:46 pm
by Gable Gable End » Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:04 pm