by IainG » Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:07 pm
Corbetts included on this walk: Morrone
Date walked: 12/09/2009
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For the geeks amongst us, the pictures I've posted were taken with a Hasselblad Xpan camera, reputed to be one of the finest film cameras ever made. It shoots a two frame wide shot, which gives the panoramic format you'll see. I then scanned the negatives into the digital world. The reason there's been a delay in posting this one is the fact that I had to wait for film developing at the Chemist! Nostalgic indeed!!
We travelled up on the Saturday morning, passing the famous cheese shop in Blairgowrie for some supplies, and parked up at the Invercauld site in Braemar. Usual refinements for a Caravan Club site. Pure luxury.
We left the site, and headed through the town, walking up Chapel Brae past the duck pond before picking up the track to Morrone. It was positively Belize weather we were experiencing.
Nice views as we headed up the well made path.
We reached the top in the late afternoon gloaming.
Great views over towards Loch Callater.
Grear views of Braemar. We could see the Camel from here, parked up at the site.
A window in the cloud lit up the Dee as we looked West.
Looking south to the track which descends into Glen Shee.
A great hill. A jumble of aerials at the top, but still worth the effort.
by Graeme D » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:53 pm
by IainG » Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:19 pm
Back up to the Cairngorms tomorrow, so lets hope it lasts!!
by beth grant » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:50 pm
- mountain coward
by Paul Webster » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:51 am
I used to get Morrone mixed up with Morven. Great photos by the way... sounds like you have quite a camera collection
by IainG » Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:56 am
Paul, they two are fine hills and a great day out if you take the bike. I'm talking the White Bridge, Geldie Lodge route. I can guarantee it's very gentle uphill all the way, but an utter 30mph blast on the way back. One of my memorable walks just because of the speed possible on an old bike, by a non cyclist, on a rough gravel track. It was cracking.
- mountain coward
by Paul Webster » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:41 pm
by skuk007 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:59 pm
by kinley » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:14 pm
Paul Webster wrote:Ditto MC - but high on the list for the next trip to Deeside (something of an epic from Skye). Mind you, I've got to do Carn an Fhidleir and An Sgarsoch which I'm not really looking forward to that much.
we yomped out to these 2 with 17kg+ packs, staggered over the munros and got eaten alive by solid midge clouds in the evening.
1st wild camp.