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Steve McGarrett + 2 & me in Glen Shee !

Steve McGarrett + 2 & me in Glen Shee !


Postby steven65 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:48 pm

Route description: The Cairnwell Munros

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

Date walked: 12/02/2012

Time taken: 5.45 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 595m

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The clue perhaps is in the title ? 70`s – 80`s tv cop show voyeurs should have got it ! This wee jaunt although deemed perhaps to include “lesser” hills , was to include my 50th Munro – & as such was going to be a memorable day out for me , something I would never have dreamed of doing less than 2 years ago. Despite the weather report being slightly pants :( I decided to head off up to Glen Shee anyway . I`m glad I did on arriving the sun was shinning strongly with clear blue skies , I parked up got ready & was off with Oskar trotting alongside me. I took the route as described here on WH - it was a much easier day out than last week up at Mayar & Driesh. I had a wee 5 min coffee on top of Carn Aosda , chatting to 2 guys who`d came up the Eastern side of the hill – more directly from the road , i`d came up between the 2 ski tows which weren`t being used due to less snow on those 2 runs.
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Carn Aosda no 50
over to The Cairnwell & Carn nan Sac in the sun
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Exiting Carn Asoda
They left just before me & went round Loch Vrotachan on the far western side avoiding the Carn nan Sac route to Carn a Gheoidh. I made for the bealach towards The Cairnwell & proceeded along the ridge to Carn nan Sac avoiding the snowy edge leading to Creag a Choire Dhirich.
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Oskar in the sun with frozen Loch Vrotachan behind
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Carn A Gheoidh looming in the background
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A wee foto of Oskar at Carn nan Sac – now in a wee bit of mist , before continuing on the plateau up to Gheoidh.
The final pull then appeared -out of the mist just as it cleared nicely for the last 300 M or so. I was joined on this section by a young couple – no names sorry – forgot ! from Dunfermline , we topped out together then shared our piece before we made our way back down to the Cairnwell .
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Carn A Gheoidh top in a wee bit of clag now
I think they went onto Carn Aosda as they`d came up the Cairnwell 1st .The Cairnwell was obviously different to other munro tops i`ve been on , im not going to slag it – im sure the technical equipment is there for a very good reason ?
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The bealach before ascending Cairnwell looking down to Glen Shee
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Creag a Choire Dhirich from Cairnwell
Looking down the car park was now full , as i`d arrived early I was in the 2nd row of cars , I continued down off the hill following the ski fence boundary in sometimes very deep snow towards the buildings , arriving at the bottom 10 mins short of a 6 hour walk. The sun had receded it was now a bit overcast , but on the run home it brightened up very much heading south.
This was my 1st day out trying my new Viewranger App on my i-phone which worked well despite operator malfunction & a battery not fully charged - which ran out after just under 3 hours. I still had a map & compass with me despite this being an “easy” walk , but I can see the value now that a GPS type tool gives you .
For me & Oskar ( & Steve McGarrett ) a great day out , heres to the next 50 !
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Re: Steve McGarrett + 2 & me in Glen Shee !

Postby quoman » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:33 pm

excellent report steven and quaility photo's

sunday was a cracking day i was just down the road a wee bit from you on Glas Tulaichean
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Re: Steve McGarrett + 2 & me in Glen Shee !

Postby Redrock » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:14 pm

Well done on the fifty + 2! :D Enjoyed seeing these hills again - with snow on them! Cheers! 8)
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Re: Steve McGarrett + 2 & me in Glen Shee !

Postby pollyh33 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:58 pm

Smashing report Steven :thumbup:

You got much better weather than I got up there, couldn't see more than 20 feet in front of me :( :(

Great photos but favourite is the one of Oskar and the walking pole :D :D
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Re: Steve McGarrett + 2 & me in Glen Shee !

Postby starrynights » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:22 pm

pollyh33 wrote:Smashing report Steven :thumbup:

You got much better weather than I got up there, couldn't see more than 20 feet in front of me :( :(

Great photos but favourite is the one of Oskar and the walking pole :D :D


Have to agree there Polly .... great photo of the intrepid Oskar with matching collar and hat. Looking very dashing :D
I'd have that one framed. Superb stuff Steven. :thumbup:
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Re: Steve McGarrett + 2 & me in Glen Shee !

Postby ChrisW » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:32 pm

Lovely report and pics Steven, Congratulations on passing the 50 mark.....and as no-one else has said it yet....book him Danno :lol:
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Re: Steve McGarrett + 2 & me in Glen Shee !

Postby Graeme D » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:27 am

Well done on the half century. There's no going back now - beyond the point of no return! :lol: These hills have given some tasty reports recently and this is another one to add. 8)
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Re: Steve McGarrett + 2 & me in Glen Shee !

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:27 pm

Good to see these hills getting some more good press, winter is the time to do these i think :D i did them in the summer on a clear day but they look much better with snow on them :D Pity they can't get rid of the fence posts and all the other guff required for the ski-ing :?
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Re: Steve McGarrett + 2 & me in Glen Shee !

Postby steven65 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:11 pm

ChrisW wrote:Lovely report and pics Steven, Congratulations on passing the 50 mark.....and as no-one else has said it yet....book him Danno :lol:


:D Book him Danno !! well said Chris , that made me smile !

Thanks everyone for your comments , a clear day makes it all seem more "worthwhile" & certainly more enjoyable.

Re Oskars red collar - on driving towards the M90 at Kinross i remebered i`d left his collar & lead in the kitchen :thumbdown: Bummer . Although he`s well behaved i always keep him under control.
I wasn`t turning back so had to think of an alternative lead & collar ,after consideration - i knew there was nothing else suitable in the car. So i swung by Sainsburys at Kinross - it wasn`t opened yet :( , continuing on i came off the motorway & popped into Tesco at Perth & purchased a new bright red lead & collar set , along with 2 pork pies (half price - result) to supplement our 2 cheese rolls . Thank goodness for Tesco`s ongoing aim for world domination :lol:
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Re: Steve McGarrett + 2 & me in Glen Shee !

Postby davetherave » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:23 pm

Love Oskar, not so sure about the report tho. :lol: :lol:
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