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Mount Battock

Mount Battock


Postby Alastair S » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:51 pm

Route description: Mount Battock from Glen Esk

Corbetts included on this walk: Mount Battock

Date walked: 23/12/2011

Time taken: 3.8 hours

Distance: 14.9 km

Ascent: 755m

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One from the end of last year. Not too much to report really. Off before 9am & back before 1pm. All the snow this way had gone, which was a shame. Weather was pretty good - a bit hazy and fairly nippy in the wind. The route was on good quality tracks apart from a km each side of the summit. Apart from being a good leg stretch prior to Xmas the most notable thing for me was that I beat the Naismith time for this walk. I don't usually pay any attention to his timings but on this occasion the combination of good tracks and not much in the way of photo taking meant I didn't hang around that much.


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Glen Esk From The Hill Of Turret



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Clacknaben From Mount Battock



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Lochnagar & Broad Cairn From Mount Battock



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Lochnagar & Mount Keen From Mount Battock



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Peat & Ice



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Grouse Butt Facing Glen Esk



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Towards Glen Esk



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ʎ Grouse butts on the Hill of Turret just off Glen Esk. I don't think I've come across a more well stocked estate in the three years I've been hill walking. There were grouse everywhere as well as three sets of substantial butts and some very well maintained tracks. Come the spring I'll be returning on my MTB :)

Flickr set over here.
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Re: Mount Battock

Postby ChrisW » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:26 pm

lovely stuff Alastair - really brought back good memories for me (of a day when it threatened to rain on me throughout but never did) I contemplated going via Clachnaben but two guys walking out there told me it was hag heaven and boggy as a boggy thing :lol:
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Re: Mount Battock

Postby Gable Gable End » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:02 am

cracking photos there Alastair!
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Re: Mount Battock

Postby Merry-walker » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:32 am

Ahhh, one of my fave places to haunt.

Beautiful photies Alastair, especially the "Towards Glen Esk" one :)
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Re: Mount Battock

Postby sonic » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:50 am

Again cracking photos mate was wondering if you carry a tripod on your travels. :)
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Re: Mount Battock

Postby SusieThePensioner » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:43 am

Lovely photos, as usual, Alastair :D
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Re: Mount Battock

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:25 pm

Great photos as expected of a nice wee wander :thumbup:
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Re: Mount Battock

Postby Alastair S » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:43 pm

Thanks all :D

sonic wrote: was wondering if you carry a tripod on your travels. :)

Generally no, but sometimes on special occasions like my Lochnagar Dawn effort.
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Re: Mount Battock

Postby kevsbald » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:20 pm

Great stuff but I'll be heading via Clachnaben as I really fancy some of the routes up the crag.
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Re: Mount Battock

Postby morag1 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:32 pm

Outstanding - you are a real asset to the site Alastair :D
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Re: Mount Battock

Postby sonic » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:51 pm

Alastair S wrote:Thanks all :D

sonic wrote: was wondering if you carry a tripod on your travels. :)

Generally no, but sometimes on special occasions like my Lochnagar Dawn effort.


Had a look at your Lochnagar dawn trip report.
Wouldn't describe it as an effort, really good work.
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Re: Mount Battock

Postby Alastair S » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:37 pm

morag1 wrote:Outstanding - you are a real asset to the site Alastair :D

You are too kind Morag :oops:


kevsbald wrote:Great stuff but I'll be heading via Clachnaben as I really fancy some of the routes up the crag.

I'll probably get round to that route too. But by the look of it and from what I've heard its a bit of a bog-fest between the two. One for a good long cold snap methinks :)
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Re: Mount Battock

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:48 pm

Another quality report & pictures Alastair.


Really glad Morag1 added "et" to her quote about you & the site mate :lol: :lol:
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Re: Mount Battock

Postby Ranger » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:22 am

Alastair, your photos are excellent - if you don't mind a bit of gentle criticism the adjustment to saturation/contrast is a little overdone for my tastes, especially that 2nd from last pic

I make some adjustments to my own, a lot of us probably do, but I try to stop before it loses the natural look and becomes noticable
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Re: Mount Battock

Postby quoman » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:44 pm

Excellent picture's Alastair, The grouse butts are the best quality built ave ever seen.
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