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Glorious March day on Mount Keen
by howzat » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:58 pm
Route description: Mount Keen from Glen Esk
Munros included on this walk: Mount Keen
Date walked: 17/03/2012
Time taken: 5.5 hours
Distance: 17.5 km1 person thinks this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
After a 1hr 20min drive from Blairgowrie we set off from the car park at Invermark at 10.30 am with Hazel & Andrew in tow.
Ater a very leisurely walk along Glen Mark passing the Queen's Well and Invermark Cottage we crossed the Easter Burn and followed the clear track up the Ladder Glen as it zig-zagged its way up to the moorlands.
By the time we had reached the moorlands we had left Hazel & Andrew some distance behind us. They were quite happy for us to carry on at our pace as they were concerned they wouldn't make it. So off we strode.
The route to the summit was obvious and easy going on an excellent path.
It wasn't long before we reached the top in around 2hrs 20mins.
After a brief cup of tea, cheese roll and bag of crisps we decided to start the descent thinking that Hazel & Andrew would have long turned back to the car. However after about 10 minutes of starting back down we saw them slowly still making their way up. We decided to wait for them and go back with them to the summit. However with only a short distance before reaching the summit, around 820m, both decided to give in to dodgy knees, heavy legs, blisters and exhaustion which was a real shame given how far they had come. The return to the car was a long slow one but we made it back in around 5hrs 20mins after a thoroughly enjoyable day with the sun still shining!
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