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Mayar & Dreish

Mayar & Dreish

Postby Scotshiker » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:29 pm

Route description: Mayar and Driesh, Glen Clova

Munros included on this walk: Driesh, Mayar

Date walked: 04/06/2011

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I wanted my Dad
IMG_0056 Shanz & Dad Selfpic.jpg
to take me out again as I had not been out since last year and Carn a' Mhaim when i was 11years old with my Uncle Derek and my fav cousin
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IMG_0305 Carn a' Mhaim 2010.jpg
. From our house we can see Mount keen and Lochnagar
Lochnagar and Mount Keen form 15th floor window.jpg
and i wanted to go to Mount Keen as ive been up Lochnagar already. Once we spoke about it we decided to do Mayar & Dreish on the Saturday then do Mount Keen on the Sunday. The walking was good with some great views of the surrounding area leading up to Mayar and it's Corrie
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. The weather was ok but it was cloudy and by the time we got to Mayar summit
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the clouds were moving in so we headed of towards Dreish
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. We seen a few birds of prey on the way and a hare
. By the time we got to Dreish Summit
DSCN2484 Shanz at Dreish Summit.jpg
IMG_0304 Shanz, Derek & Me at Dreish Summit.jpg
the whole area was under cloud cover with visabilty around 80feet all round. We could'nt see that much really because of the low clouds
which was a pity but we did manage to see Lochnagar and the Glenshee area for a brief moment. When my Dad (whom helped me with this post) researched routes for this hike most people do Dreish 1st then Mayar but its more visually impressive doing Mayar 1st as it's Corrie is awesome and large and looks like a meteor has hit the Mountain at some point
Mayar Corrie.jpg
. Sadly i became a bit ill and so we did not stay in the area on Saturday after out hike, we just headed back home and had to leave Mount Keen for another day. I enjoyed my walk although it was not the best weather.
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Re: Mayar & Dreish

Postby morag1 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:18 pm

A great day out on the hills - well done to Shanz, derek and dad :clap:

I am sure you will manage to climb Mount Keen soon

Amazing photos of the mountain hare - how did you get it to sit still for you :?:

Re: Mayar & Dreish

Postby pollyh33 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:33 pm

Smashing report Shanz,

Hope you're feeling much better. :D
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Re: Mayar & Dreish

Postby anasta » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:42 pm

Lovely report Shanz, looks like you had a fun day out (even with the weather!) Love the photos of the Hare and the clouds coming in :D
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Re: Mayar & Dreish

Postby ChrisW » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:39 pm

Great report Shanz, I did these two on the same route as you and really enjoyed them that way (the descent was a bit dull though) I had better weather so nice views for mine too.....keep clocking em up and you'll soon be overtaking dads tally :D
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