The boring Cairngorm Mountain
by Vick1 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:53 pm
Munros included on this walk: Cairn Gorm
Date walked: 12/02/2012
Time taken: 4 hours
Distance: 6 km
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A quick bite to eat and off up the wee skiers hill and it looked very promising view wise
Wasnt very happy to find the Ptarmigan completely clagged out
Another quick cuppa at the Ptarmigan then off up the hill and talking to people coming down we were in for a treat.
Arrived on top with an inversion behind us
Arrived at the Cairn to stunning views across the plateau
very busy at the weather station and unseasonally warm
And a first for me - A fog bow
My favourite pic of the day
Me and the plateau looking like a moon scape
Another boring view
Heading back with a partial double fog bow
Back at the Ptarmigan it was foggy but the sledge park looked fun
the trip down was quick ( only kidding )
Unfortunately the rest of the weather was affected by the weather but this walk alone was worth the drive up
by kev_russ » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:01 pm
I just cannot believe the level or not of snow. Its normally full cover over this range of mountains in February. Nice walk. Looks like a summers day and lovely inversion
by PeteR » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:00 pm
Great pictures Looks like a fantastic day Albeit a bit busy on the top perhaps.
by fraochydug » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:07 pm
it was sad to see, in your "we arrived at the cairn" photo that the cairn has not been rebuilt to its former glory. im afraid i had a hand in removing the original cairn and turning it into footpath. one of my colleagues found a silver shaving case with a note inside that had been buried in the cairn in the 19th century. i think the note was just a list of names, but it felt sacrilegious removing the cairn and packing it into 1ton bags for the helicopter to drag away
by Redrock » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:48 pm
by Vick1 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:22 am
by jonny616 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:55 pm
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