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Postby get out and climb » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:39 pm

Munros included on this walk: Broad Cairn, Cairn Bannoch, Càrn a' Choire Bhòidheach, Càrn an t-Sagairt Mòr, Lochnagar

Date walked: 18/07/2011

Time taken: 12 hours

Distance: 32 km

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Weather not looking to good
so we headed of up to CAC CARN BEAG in what was going to be a very long day . We had planned it to take roughly 12 hrs with plenty breaks . But never expected the misty weather after the great sunny friday we had in aberdeen
son Kevin and his pal Robert

but Jessie the Jack Russell was well keen even though we started at 8 am and reached the summit at about 11.30 but was glad to see the sun making an appearance
but just as soon as it cleared it came back in which was a good oppertunity to tak a couple great photos ( well i think so )
yep thats me
thats Kevin and Robert
We stuck around the summit for about 15 mins then headed of for CARN A CHOIRE BOIDHEACH which took a while as it was getting really foggy and were lucky to see 100m in any direction so with some lucky map readings it took us about 30 -45 mins

But from CARN A CHOIRE BOIDHEACH to CARN AN t-SAGAIRT MOR it took maybee a couple hrs and it didnt help that Jessie the Jack Russell was searching high and low for wild rabbits or those birds that you so often see and w 8) as shocked to see the remains of an aircraft
Remains of aircraft
which i later found out to be a crashed training plane that had been there for sometime ,,
But we reached the summit of CARN AN t-SAGAIRT MOR with some shining which brought a smile to our faces

From there we started to feel out legs gettin heave but we could allready see the summit of CAIRN BANNOCH which made it that wee bit easier but as robert siad we seen "2 actual real ppl " when we got to the summit of CAIR BANNOCH we didnt stop long as we were starting to tier even Jessie the Jack Russel
Diane and Kevin still managing a smile

from there to the BROAD CAIRN Diane somehow managed to drop her mobile phone and i know we'd still be there now looking for it if it was'nt for to women hikers finding it and handing it back to her thanx to whoever you are and so after a quick u turn we summited BROAD CAIRN where we seen a Norwegian flag
from there it was all downhill which we were glad of and sorry but we were to tierd to take anymore photos and it took us a good 2-3 hrs to get back to the car as we were all totally knackered but over the moon that we managed to do 5 in 1 outing (note the descent from BROAD CAIRN is a tough boulder field that needs to be navigated with care and some caution especially when wet )
All in all it took us around 12 hrs to do this circutand would have been more enjoyable in better weather buy thats scottish weather for ye !!!!!!!!
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Postby alfredo143 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:34 am

Good on you. Good photos. Well done. :D
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Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:12 am

get out and climb wrote:we summited BROAD CAIRN where we seen a Norwegian flag

I hope you took the flag down from the cairn & carried it back with you,no need for flags of any type left to be stuck in any cairns,this is just another form of litter,as the saying goes,leave only memories,take only pictures
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Postby monty » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:56 am

Well done on a nice round. That clag looked particularly dense. :shock: Good effort all round. :D


Postby skuk007 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:25 am

Nice effort in such horrible clag - middle of July you'd hope for a few more bits of sun.
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