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Quarry, Summit, Quarry, Summit, Quarry

Quarry, Summit, Quarry, Summit, Quarry


Postby jonny616 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:15 pm

Route description: Carn na Caim and A'Bhuidheanach Bheag, Drumochter

Munros included on this walk: A' Bhuidheanach Bheag, Carn na Caim

Date walked: 15/02/2012

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 19.2 km

Ascent: 824m

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Mid week sneaky peak time again & this week I was joined by my friend Andy. Weather was looking best east. So east it was & off to Drumochter to see of the two munro’s I had not done.
Easy drive up, choosing lay-by 88. Now just for point of clarity the lay-by that the route here starts at, is 87, but 88 is just past the start & on the east side of the road. Drove past it & used the Dalwinnie turn off to turn around.
The track up to the quarry is easily followed, but as tracks go is quite steep in places to get the blood pumping. As the notes say the quarry isn’t really, you just find yourself standing on lots of little bits of quartz. Headed for Carn na Caim first following fence posts & track. Not much snow left up there but a lot of ice & the wind was whipping across the flattish moorland making progress quite slow at times. At one point as Andy was crossing a large patch of ice a sudden gusts made him slide gracefully backwards. :lol: :lol:
Quick stop at the summit. The cloud was hanging just above us all day so we could see a fair way but no great views.
Back the way we came to the quarry where we met a couple who had just come up the track. Quick chat & off. We went to the minor top of A Bhuidheanach rather than going around we then dropped down the steep side to the stream, this being quite sheltered we had our lunch before heading for A Bhuidheanach Bheag again not much snow but a lot of ice & frozen bog & peat hags.
Whilst heading back I realised that I had dropped a pole somewhere, so if anyone comes across one please pm me. On the return we took the track around the bottom off the minor top rather than re ascend it.
We tried sledging back down the track but either, a) the snow was too soft, or b) I’m too heavy, as we just couldn’t get going. :lol: :lol:
DSC02878a. Looking back towards Dalwinnie.JPG
DSC02879a. Geal Charm & A'M.JPG
Geal Charn & A'M
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Carn na Caim
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A'Bhuidheanach Bheag
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Re: Quarry, Summit, Quarry, Summit, Quarry

Postby quoman » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:30 pm

Nice wee sneaky walk there Jonny the snow has fairly shifted
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Re: Quarry, Summit, Quarry, Summit, Quarry

Postby icemandan » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:19 pm

Does anyone know what was worth quarrying up there? Seems like a lot of trouble to go to for a bit of gravel.
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Re: Quarry, Summit, Quarry, Summit, Quarry

Postby pollyh33 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:45 pm

Very icey nicey Jonny!!!

Totally different from when we were up there in December :shock: :shock:

Glad we got the snow rather than the ice- looks too slippy for me!!!

Great pic of Andy doing his skating routine :lol:
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Re: Quarry, Summit, Quarry, Summit, Quarry

Postby ChrisW » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:13 pm

Good stuff Jonny another fine wee wander, real pain about the pole, hope it wasn't one of those Leki £80 beauties :shock:
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Re: Quarry, Summit, Quarry, Summit, Quarry

Postby andy millar1 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:25 pm

Good day apart from losing my summit map,jonnys pole and bursting my nose being a big kid and jumping into the snow.
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Re: Quarry, Summit, Quarry, Summit, Quarry

Postby mrssanta » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:35 pm

lovely rainbow picture
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Re: Quarry, Summit, Quarry, Summit, Quarry

Postby rockhopper » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:30 am

certainly an accurate title and looks more interesting with snow and ice - cheers :D
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Re: Quarry, Summit, Quarry, Summit, Quarry

Postby jonny616 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:46 pm

quoman wrote:Nice wee sneaky walk there Jonny the snow has fairly shifted


Thanks quoman. The snow is sure leaving fast. May be back tomorow
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Re: Quarry, Summit, Quarry, Summit, Quarry

Postby jonny616 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:46 pm

:lol:
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Re: Quarry, Summit, Quarry, Summit, Quarry

Postby jonny616 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:49 pm

icemandan wrote:Does anyone know what was worth quarrying up there? Seems like a lot of trouble to go to for a bit of gravel.


I don't think all the current activity is to do with the old quarry, but i have no idea what they are doing
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Re: Quarry, Summit, Quarry, Summit, Quarry

Postby jonny616 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:52 pm

pollyh33 wrote:Very icey nicey Jonny!!!

Totally different from when we were up there in December :shock: :shock:

Glad we got the snow rather than the ice- looks too slippy for me!!!

Great pic of Andy doing his skating routine :lol:


Cheers Polly. I was just glad neither of us ended up on our a**es. Although Andy managed to give himself a nose bleed when he dived head first into some snow :lol:
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Re: Quarry, Summit, Quarry, Summit, Quarry

Postby jonny616 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:54 pm

ChrisW wrote:Good stuff Jonny another fine wee wander, real pain about the pole, hope it wasn't one of those Leki £80 beauties :shock:

Thanks Chris. It was a Leki :(
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Re: Quarry, Summit, Quarry, Summit, Quarry

Postby jonny616 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:56 pm

andy millar1 wrote:Good day apart from losing my summit map,jonnys pole and bursting my nose being a big kid and jumping into the snow.


Indeed a good day Mr Millar. Fingers crossed for Sunday's weather 8)
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Re: Quarry, Summit, Quarry, Summit, Quarry

Postby jonny616 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:57 pm

mrssanta wrote:lovely rainbow picture


Thanks
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