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Carn na Drochaide, wet & windy

Carn na Drochaide, wet & windy


Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:11 pm

Route description: Carn na Drochaide, from Linn of Quoich

Corbetts included on this walk: Carn na Drochaide

Date walked: 08/08/2011

Time taken: 3 hours

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This was our final day at Braemar so decide to climb Carn na Drochaide before heading home, this was only after the lovely wardens at Braemar caravan site gave us a whole 2hrs extension to depart the site, so we had till 2 o'clock. So off we headed for the short drive to the new parking area just before the ageing bridge. We crossed the bridge and headed up the track to just before the house where we cut through the trees onto another track, which we were on for about 1 minute before a path headed up north west over Carn Dearg and onwards to Carn na Drochaide. This path is faint in places and there is more than one, we seemed to be on and off it all the time but as you gain height the path becomes more clear and continues to the summit. It was windy and wet today, and we were getting the full force of the Cairngorm winds but once on the summit the large cairn acted as a good windbreak. We didn't get as good views as we got the previous day from the Graham along the road, so we headed back down the way we came not wanting to be late leaving the caravan site and facing the wrath of the wardens. This Corbett can easily be linked to the Graham with the only possible hazard being crossing the Quioch Water.
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A rainbow

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Kim on way up

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Carn Dearg

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Braemar

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Linn of Quioch

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Almost on the summit

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Getting shelter at the summit

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Not a day for views to the Cairngorms

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Nor Ben Avon

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Ok SW though

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Braemar again
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