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An Socach Glen Ey

An Socach Glen Ey

Postby Duncandsooz » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:57 pm

Route description: An Socach from Glen Clunie

Munros included on this walk: An Socach (Braemar)

Date walked: 17/10/2011

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Sgor Mor from A93 at start
First report so hear goes

We are in Aviemore for the week and with the weather looking poor I was looking for an easy shortish route and came upon this.
An early start we packed the car and drove over via Tomintoul, 90 minutes later we were at Baddoch farm entrance.
Sky was initially clear and we thought we had hit it lucky, but there was a cold strong wind.
We wandered up by the Baddoch Burn past the farm cottage and horses and left the track headed up to the cairn. It started to rain at this point, this coupled with the strong wind was less than ideal, however the cloud was mostly above the tops so views were fine.
large cairn on the way up
Looking back down Baddoch burn from the cairn

We reached the east top and then continued to the west top, which was fine if windy.

Sat at the summit for 20mins admiring the views down Glen Ey, desolate and beautiful, over to Carn Bhac, Beinn Iutharn Mhor and loch nan Eun. The summit shelter was a god send without it it would have been too cold to hang about.
Carn Bhac
Glas Tulaichchean, Loch nan Eun, Beinn Iutharn Bheag and Mhor
Glen Ey

We then headed back to the bealach then down to the farm track and wandered the 5k or so back to the car.

We were pretty cold now so stopped for a coffee in the Fife Arms Hotel coffee was ok but service poor and expensive £8.70 for 2 coffees, a juice for J and 2 biscuits.
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