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The Cairnwell Three Wi SNOW fOR me

The Cairnwell Three Wi SNOW fOR me


Postby quoman » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:55 pm

Route description: The Cairnwell Munros

Munros included on this walk: Carn a'Gheoidh, Carn Aosda, The Cairnwell

Date walked: 25/11/2011

Time taken: 4.4 hours

Distance: 10.7 km

Ascent: 580m

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Checked the MWIS weather was going to go to glencoe NOOOOO chance 70-100mph heavy snow so decided to go east to the CAIRNWELL HILLS to do Carn Aosada , Carn a’Gheoidh ,and The Cairwell.

The Weather was To be not as bad 40-55mph winds with some snow .Left the house picked up scott and maja the lab 06.00got to the Glenshee car park 08.10 about a mile from the car park the snow started sat in the car and got changed into everything that we had in our rucksack couldn’t see much so waited 30 mins to see if the snow might clear as it was quite windy 08.40 away we went got as far as the first ski lift 2mins from the car my boots were not tied right so stopped tightened boots away we go again .

Easy path up to Can Aosada 25 minutes a thought to quick checked gps no at the top wind starting to blow a wee bit harder now photo taken then on we went couldn’t see much every 15 mins checked the gps to see if were on the right path yip the still snowing and the wind made it blow everywhere looked up and seen loch Vrotachan made good progress in the conditions a thought started to climb but not to step on we went to Carn nan Sac.

Said to scott no long nooooo till the second hill he said WHITTTT lol couldn’t hear for the wind still checking the gps on right route had a wee pull up to Carn a’Gheoidh then onto the Cairn the wind and snow was really blown now scott nearly fell over taking my photo MAJA was getting a white coat by nooooo so of we go just off the summit stopped for a piece and a drink of juice 5min stop.

So on to The Cairnwell all of a sudden it started to clear could see a group of 5 walkers coming our way meet the after a 10 min walk had a good bleather wi them, scott new on of the group he used to go to taekwando with him took a group photo for them said enjoy the rest of the walk and away we went by now the skies cleared yeha out came the camera i was snapping like david bailey lol don’t know what I was snapping but it looked FANTASTIC SENERY made good time to The Cairnwell took more pic’s had some juice and chocolate raisins then down by the chairlift 20minutes back at the car ended up being a GREAT DAY
Glenshee ski ctr (2).JPG
glenshee ski centre
Carn Aosda (2).JPG
summit Carn Aosda
Loch Vrotachan.JPG
lOCH VROTACHAN
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ON WAY TO CARN A' GHEOIDH
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SUMMIT CARN A' GHEOIDH
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A PANORAMA
Carn a'Gheoidh 3.JPG
CARN A'GHEOIDH FI THE CAIRNWELL AWAY IN THE BACK GROUND
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ME AND MAJA THECAIRWELL SUMMIT
Last edited by quoman on Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:48 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: The Cairnwell Three Wi SNOW fOR me

Postby mrssanta » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:35 pm

that was good I specially like your panorama must have been great when you suddenly could see that coming out of the white stuff
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Re: The Cairnwell Three Wi SNOW fOR me

Postby nobabody » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:54 pm

yi forgot ti tell em aboot yir 10yd slider comin doon fi The Cairnwell

heres Majas bits a flappin

2011-11-25 12.06.05.jpg
its woofin windy the day boys
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Re: The Cairnwell Three Wi SNOW fOR me

Postby quoman » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:44 am

mrssanta wrote:that was good I specially like your panorama must have been great when you suddenly could see that coming out of the white stuff


Hi, mrssanta

It was like two different walks a think at took about 20 photo's in the space of 20 seconds :lol:
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Re: The Cairnwell Three Wi SNOW fOR me

Postby quoman » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:47 am

nobabody wrote:yi forgot ti tell em aboot yir 10yd slider comin doon fi The Cairnwell

heres Majas bits a flappin

2011-11-25 12.06.05.jpg


:lol: :lol: :lol: At least it was just the one slide no 7or8 :lol: :lol:
like the dug pic though
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Re: The Cairnwell Three Wi SNOW fOR me

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:42 pm

Superb, looks a bit wild up there. Some find these three boring, so the answer to that is, do them in winter. That dog photos brilliant :D
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Re: The Cairnwell Three Wi SNOW fOR me

Postby quoman » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:03 pm

[quote="Johnny Corbett"]Superb, looks a bit wild up there. Some find these three boring, so the answer to that is, do them in winter. That dog photos brilliant :D[/q

It sure was wild johnny but when it cleared it was like doing 3 different hills, maja the dug really enjoyed herself cheers
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Re: The Cairnwell Three Wi SNOW fOR me

Postby CheeseHat » Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:51 pm

That looks like a lot of fun. A heck of a lot of fun.

Johnny Corbett wrote:Some find these three boring, so the answer to that is, do them in winter.


My regular walking comrades did these without me and said that they were boring and scarred by all the ski paraphernalia, but I quite fancy doing them with a bit of the white stuff on the ground. And as I'm just 3 away from hitting 100 I've got to try and convince them to do these three again before the end of the year.
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Re: The Cairnwell Three Wi SNOW fOR me

Postby LeithySuburbs » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:14 pm

Mmm... snow :D . Cheers for that first taste :) .
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Re: The Cairnwell Three Wi SNOW fOR me

Postby Tomsie » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:34 pm

Was up a few days before and sure the snow made a big diff to the scenery, not sure if the dog would have enjoyed it though. nice photo's
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Re: The Cairnwell Three Wi SNOW fOR me

Postby Alastair S » Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:07 pm

Luv that dug pic :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Cairnwell Three Wi SNOW fOR me

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:16 pm

Alastair S wrote:Luv that dug pic :lol: :lol:



Me tae..................think aye like dugs mare than folk.
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Re: The Cairnwell Three Wi SNOW fOR me

Postby Bod » Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:28 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:
Alastair S wrote:Luv that dug pic :lol: :lol:



Me tae..................think aye like dugs mare than folk.



:D :D :lol:

Heading up there in two weeks with Valerie, staying at the Spittal for a wee treat! Will have to check if oor dug Ritchie can come too? Cheers for posting........ :D
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Re: The Cairnwell Three Wi SNOW fOR me

Postby quoman » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:18 am

CheeseHat wrote:That looks like a lot of fun. A heck of a lot of fun.

Johnny Corbett wrote:Some find these three boring, so the answer to that is, do them in winter.


My regular walking comrades did these without me and said that they were boring and scarred by all the ski paraphernalia, but I quite fancy doing them with a bit of the white stuff on the ground. And as I'm just 3 away from hitting 100 I've got to try and convince them to do these three again before the end of the year.


Once your past the first hill its a cracking walk in the white stuff cheers
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Re: The Cairnwell Three Wi SNOW fOR me

Postby quoman » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:20 am

Tomsie wrote:Was up a few days before and sure the snow made a big diff to the scenery, not sure if the dog would have enjoyed it though. nice photo's



MAJA the dug was running about mad awe day just about knocked me over a hundered times :lol:
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