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Mount Keen from Glen Muick - and the sunset was lovely

Mount Keen from Glen Muick - and the sunset was lovely


Postby rockhopper » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:04 pm

Munros included on this walk: Mount Keen

Date walked: 25/06/2011

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 27.1 km

Ascent: 1277m

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After walking round the Lochnagar munros and Conachcraig earlier in the day, I’d had my dinner and decided to walk over to Mount Keen in the evening. I had planned to do it on the Sunday instead but the forecast for that day was pretty grim whereas the weather had now improved a lot and the sun was out.


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Checked that I had head and hand torches with me and emergency supplies just in case as I was very unlikely to get back before dark.

Left the car at 329889 and set off on the bike up the landrover track. This seemed like a good idea at the start but had to get off several times and push (walking boots and flat pedals are no match for SPDs !).

Headed up the track and went past a wooden shed.

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Re: Mount Keen from Glen Muick - and the sunset was lovely

Postby kinley » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:10 pm

8)

Looks a nice day.

Was your little cheeper a grouse or a ptarmy? :)
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Re: Mount Keen from Glen Muick - and the sunset was lovely

Postby monty » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:14 pm

Great pictures Rockhopper. Your nuts though. Doing another walk just after finishing the Lochnagar 5 plus corbett :lol: :lol: Top man :D
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Re: Mount Keen from Glen Muick - and the sunset was lovely

Postby rockhopper » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:31 pm

kinley wrote:8) Was your little cheeper a grouse or a ptarmy? :)
They tend to look similar in some ways but judging by the colour more likely ptarmigan I reckon - my moving pictures are too blurred to see properly :(
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Re: Mount Keen from Glen Muick - and the sunset was lovely

Postby spiderman » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:19 pm

You are super fit. I did the Lochnagar round from Loch Muick car park and slept in the car overnight. I then went direct from the car park to Mount Keen the next day. I was in peat bog most of the way and only saw Mount Keen when I was practically upon it. It was a hard day. To do both walks on the same day is mind bogling. Good on you for a fantastic effort.
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Re: Mount Keen from Glen Muick - and the sunset was lovely

Postby Merry-walker » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:30 pm

All this in one day????? Are you a bit mad??? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Do you eat Ever Ready Gold batteries? :)

Pretty pictures
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Re: Mount Keen from Glen Muick - and the sunset was lovely

Postby kinley » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:36 pm

Merry-walker wrote:All this in one day????? Are you a bit mad??? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



It's a shameful marker of my bad habit of skimming the text of reports (and looking at the pics) that I didn't actually clock you'd done this on the same day.

Damn - I had you filed in the "discerning and sensible" folder. Now I have to plonk you in the "nutter" folder with Monty. :lol: ;) :lol:
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Re: Mount Keen from Glen Muick - and the sunset was lovely

Postby ChrisW » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:55 pm

That is a remarkable effort in one sitting rockhopper, nice sunset as a reward and I can see your thinking about getting it in before the rain but ....god damn that's a lot to do in a day :shock:
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Re: Mount Keen from Glen Muick - and the sunset was lovely

Postby Paula Hubens » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:17 pm

Very nice skies in your pictures! Goodness, having Mount Keen for an 8 hour long desert after already having done a full day. I take my hat off!
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Re: Mount Keen from Glen Muick - and the sunset was lovely

Postby rockhopper » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:33 pm

monty wrote:Great pictures Rockhopper. Your nuts though. Doing another walk just after finishing the Lochnagar 5 plus corbett :lol: :lol: Top man :D
Look who's talking :lol: Glad I did it though as the weather wasn't great the following day

spiderman wrote:You are super fit.
not at all ! I just plod on and on and on - with a stubborn streak :lol:

Merry-walker wrote:?? Are you a bit mad???
ach, you've got to take the weather windows when you get them as there aren't that many :lol:

kinley wrote:It's a shameful marker of my bad habit of skimming the text of reports (and looking at the pics) that I didn't actually clock you'd done this on the same day.
tut, tut - and there was me thinking you read every report in great detail :lol:

ChrisW wrote:nice sunset as a reward
I've been trying out a wee bit of post production on one or two photos, eg the HDR in another report but still have a way to go

Paula Hubens wrote:Very nice skies in your pictures!
cheers Paula - certainly made it worth the effort :D
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Re: Mount Keen from Glen Muick - and the sunset was lovely

Postby KGBMC » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:54 pm

Great report, can you tell me what pills your on ?

Did you find anything about these standing stones you passed, curious to know about them
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Re: Mount Keen from Glen Muick - and the sunset was lovely

Postby rockhopper » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:03 pm

KGBMC wrote:Great report, can you tell me what pills your on ?
Asda's foamy fruits and Soreen malt loaf :D

KGBMC wrote:Did you find anything about these standing stones you passed, curious to know about them
So far all I've found is that they're Head of Black Burn boundary stones
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Re: Mount Keen from Glen Muick - and the sunset was lovely

Postby csimbad » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:05 pm

Good going again Rockhopper nice report, hopefully looking to jump across a few Munro's myself during the holidays.
Welldone :thumbup:
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Re: Mount Keen from Glen Muick - and the sunset was lovely

Postby malky_c » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:48 pm

Nice photos and an interestingly different route, even if it seemed like a bit of a bog at the time :D . Had considered approaching from Loch Muick once as I fancied visiting the Shielin of Mark, but never got round to it. This route hadn't even entered my head.
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Re: Mount Keen from Glen Muick - and the sunset was lovely

Postby Graeme D » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:57 pm

rockhopper wrote:After walking round the Lochnagar munros and Conachcraig earlier in the day, I’d had my dinner and decided to walk over to Mount Keen in the evening. I had planned to do it on the Sunday instead but the forecast for that day was pretty grim whereas the weather had now improved a lot and the sun was out.


Decision vindicated methinks. 8)
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