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Overnighter in the Northern Cairngorms from the ski centre

Overnighter in the Northern Cairngorms from the ski centre


Postby rockhopper » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:42 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Bhuird, Beinn a'Chaorainn (Cairngorms), Beinn Bhreac, Beinn Mheadhoin, Ben Avon, Bynack More, Derry Cairngorm

Date walked: 25/07/2011

Time taken: 26 hours

Distance: 62 km

Ascent: 3700m

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Date: 25, 26 July 2011
Approx time incl stops: 26hrs
Approx distance: 62km
Approx ascent: 3,700m

First couple of days of our family two weeks holiday to Coylumbridge – had been allowed some days to walk some of the Cairngorms. This is the first. Parked at the Cairngorms car park and initially headed up the tourist path before branching off towards Fiacaill between Coire an t-Sneachda and Coire an Lochain.

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Initially clear but was soon in the clag and mist over the top and then down Coire Raibert alongside the stream.

On a previous walk up Ben Macdui, I’d hoped to return via Loch Avon but had to divert due to weather. It’s an area I’ve always wanted to visit and was looking forward to it.

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Re: Overnighter in the Northern Cairngorms from the ski centre

Postby malky_c » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:16 pm

What a great second day! I haven't looked yet, but I'm guessing you must have blitzed all of the Cairngorms over two overnight trips...

Was on Cairn Gorm the following day and the weather was still great. Sadly I didn't take a very interesting route though.
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Re: Overnighter in the Northern Cairngorms from the ski centre

Postby soulminer » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:33 pm

I agree what a 'great second day' Grand report all in, love the pix of Ben Avon clearing 8)
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Re: Overnighter in the Northern Cairngorms from the ski centre

Postby dooterbang » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:48 pm

Now thats the way to do it - epic stuff :D

I was just thinking that Rockhopper had bitten of more than he could chew after his efforts to reach the ton.....nah i knew you would be out giving it large :D 8)

Ive still to do most of the Ciarngorms.

Was out on 30/07/11 doing 4 at Ben Avon...didnt camp though :(

Great stuff.

Your catching me up on the munro count :shock:
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Re: Overnighter in the Northern Cairngorms from the ski centre

Postby Graeme D » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:56 pm

The man's on fire!!! Brilliant stuff - as fine a route and set of pics as I've seen for a while. :clap: Nice to see some of the spots around Loch Avon and the Fords and Bynack More where I'd been just a couple of days before. Rather drier looking a couple of days on though..... :(
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Re: Overnighter in the Northern Cairngorms from the ski centre

Postby Stretch » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:32 am

Rockhopper you're mental! :lol: Great job on both of these long distance trips, what a way to smash out the Gorms.
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Re: Overnighter in the Northern Cairngorms from the ski centre

Postby kev_russ » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:21 pm

Superb stuff :) When i did Bynack More i couldnae see a thing. Barry wee tent the Banshee is eh :)
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Re: Overnighter in the Northern Cairngorms from the ski centre

Postby kevsbald » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:02 pm

Splendid stuff - you really saw the majesty of Ben Avon, with those shots.
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Re: Overnighter in the Northern Cairngorms from the ski centre

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:16 pm

Brilliant Rockhopper, the photos above the cloud are superb as are the ones on the second day. Good effort on what looked quite a hard couple of days.
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Re: Overnighter in the Northern Cairngorms from the ski centre

Postby pruney84 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:17 pm

Wow what an absolute epic walk, superb photo's that really do make the area look stunning!
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Re: Overnighter in the Northern Cairngorms from the ski centre

Postby mountain-ju-drop » Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:19 pm

Love the photos, they are stunning.

We walked Bynack More yesterday - starting off in hot sunshine and ending up in wind, cloud and rain - but really enjoyed it none the less, enjoyed looking at your summit pics as our view was somewhat limited! We visited the Barns - didn't realise there are more on the other surrounding hills.

Inspiring stuff!
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Re: Overnighter in the Northern Cairngorms from the ski centre

Postby csimbad » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:55 pm

Superb Rockhopper, cracking 2 trips on the Gorms hopfully get to return early September myself to finish them off, loved the report and pics well done. :D
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Re: Overnighter in the Northern Cairngorms from the ski centre

Postby ChrisW » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:57 pm

I am beginning to have my doubts about your sanity Rockhopper :crazy: what an incredible two days, I love the 'rolling hills' appearance of this area but wouldn't think of trying to tackle it in two days!!

Truly epic stuff :clap:
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Re: Overnighter in the Northern Cairngorms from the ski centre

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:49 pm

Not much more I can add to the comments already posted rockhopper,another awesome TR
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Re: Overnighter in the Northern Cairngorms from the ski centre

Postby Frogwell » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:17 pm

Glad I noticed this report - I'd been looking at maps this past weekend planning a similar amble, albeit less ambitious. This certainly helps and stokes the enthusiasm.

Brilliant pics by the way - 26 especially.

many midges?
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