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3 Munros, Glenshee

3 Munros, Glenshee

Postby Bod » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:58 pm

Route description: The Cairnwell Munros

Munros included on this walk: Càrn a' Ghèoidh, Càrn Aosda, The Cairnwell

Date walked: 10/12/2011

Time taken: 5.75 hours

Distance: 11.4 km

Ascent: 661m

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This turned out to be a glorious day walking round the Cairnwell Munros just west of the A93 as it passes through the Ski Centre. A return for me to old stomping/ski-ing grounds and a new adventure for Valerie discovering her feet more and more in the snow. Both of us were kitted up suitably for a winter walk as being close to the Centre and fine weather may not always add up to easy walking.

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We left our car at 10.30am and headed off up through the ski runs.
Carn Aosda was our chosen first summit of the day, and wow! Check the views north towards the high plateau and corries of the Cairngorms.
Westwards with Glas Tulaichean featuring strongly and catching the eye.
Heading now to Carn nan Sac and Carn a' Gheoidh.
East and West Lomond in Fife appearing way in the distance.
I love how this shot has come out. Last time I was here some 20 years ago it was covered in clag and I had no idea how beautifully the setting of this link route presented itself.
By the summit cairn of Carn a' Gheoidh (Ritchie kidding himself that he is most sensible lab in the world).
Glas Tulaichean
Heading back now with the Cairnwell summit above the Tiger Tow in our sights....progress was good and daylight was set to linger.....:)
The Cairnwell.
Very icy and slippy up here, and what a strange cairn!
The final hour of the day was very cold and it was amazing how much the snow hardened, plus The Cairnwell was solid ice in parts - we elected to sit and carefully fit our crampons before decending (looking forward now to a promised day out with a good friend who knows all about Winter Skills, cannae wait to freshen up and learn more!)..... :D
Last edited by Bod on Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:33 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: 3 Munros, Glenshee

Postby Collaciotach » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:24 pm

Good report and pics and a foine day over East :D ... never been in the Cárn Gorm excepting on Beinn Alder many moons ago looks like good dog country to so i must visit :D
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Re: 3 Munros, Glenshee

Postby pollyh33 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:39 pm

Wow Bod, you and Valerie have had one awesome weekend :thumbup:
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Re: 3 Munros, Glenshee

Postby Graeme D » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:44 pm

Nice one Bod (and Valerie!). I'd say you got the best conditions for this particular trio! 8)
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Re: 3 Munros, Glenshee

Postby Tomsie » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:18 pm

Winter walk with snow makes these more enjoyable
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Re: 3 Munros, Glenshee

Postby rockhopper » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:17 am

Very nice bod :thumbup: - certainly looks great in the snow
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Re: 3 Munros, Glenshee

Postby Gable Gable End » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:33 am

beautiful stuff there Bod; jealous as heck!
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Re: 3 Munros, Glenshee

Postby dooterbang » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:19 am

661m for 3 munros - a bargain.

Looked fun out there :)

cannae beat the snow.
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Re: 3 Munros, Glenshee

Postby monty » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:19 pm

Great looking snow covered slopes Bod. Nice walk made more difficult in the deep snow :lol: Well done You and valerie. :D

Re: 3 Munros, Glenshee

Postby Alastair S » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:28 pm

3 Munros and only 660m of ascent - could only be Glenshee - I did pretty much the same amount of ascent on Saturday and only got one Corbett for my troubles :lol: But it was a great day to be oot 'n' aboot. Photo 11 perfectly shows the effect of all that wind. People moan about the ski paraphernalia but it doesn't take too much effort to get them out of site and mind and you're left with super views as this excellent report shows - nice one :thumbup:
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Re: 3 Munros, Glenshee

Postby quoman » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:31 pm

Hi Bod

good report and pic's looks like you had a cracking day.
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Re: 3 Munros, Glenshee

Postby luckyguy68 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:50 pm

The photos said it all, Truly awesome :clap:
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Re: 3 Munros, Glenshee

Postby Jockstar » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:13 pm

Great walk guys with some great photos to match. Did the same walk this time last year but not with the weather you had over the weekend. Be safe out there! :D
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Re: 3 Munros, Glenshee

Postby ndhudson » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:53 pm

Two thumbs up for that one, Bod and Valerie! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: 3 Munros, Glenshee

Postby pigeon » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:58 pm

Great pics Bod,these hills look so much better in the snow,well done :D
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