THE CAIRNWELL 3 in crap weather
by blueyed » Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:12 pm
Route description: The Cairnwell Munros
Munros included on this walk: Carn a'Gheoidh, Carn Aosda, The Cairnwell
Date walked: 07/04/2012
Time taken: 5 hours
Distance: 11.5 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).
we had a visitor from czech rep. and i guess if not for her we wouldnt really bother. anyway, at the end of the day we didnt regret that trip, but while driving from edinburgh we were in constant drizzle/rain and we were a little bit concerned about conditions in glenshee.
apparently that day we were quite lucky - the clouds and drizzle seemed to be everywhere around except the munro which we were on good!
glenshee welcomed us with a shy looking carn aosda, but as soon as we started climbing up, the cloud cleared
after 40 mins clomb we reached the summit of carn aosda, had wee snack and some hot tea and proceeded towards our second munro carn a'gheoidh. (with carn aosda behind us)
views were not really too spectacular
looking towards car a'gheoidh
carn a'gheoidh and the loch
carn nan sac
we had to negotiate a small cornice. there were patches of snow, not too many of them but some were quite deep
going up the cairnwell
the industrial cairnwell, the cairn on roof of the hut!
looking back to carn a'gheoidh
.. it will be raining here soon, let's better go down now...
back at the ski centre
we managed to stay dry for most of the day but got finally cought by rain while descending from the cairnwell. the descent along chairlift is steep but well worth trying as it takes about 20-30 mins down, whereas going back by the track (towards carn aosda and down) would be at least 40 mins.
see more pics HERE : http://www.around-scotland.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/cairnwell-munros.html
by RicKamila » Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:19 pm
I like it down that way, ok it might be scarred from the ski developments, but I think its a lovely area. Can't wait to finally bag that first Munro and head up those hills.
by mrssanta » Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:59 pm
by AlisonFox66 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:51 pm
when we were there , there was only one small patch and the dog almost melted it by rolling in it
otherwise known as 'destroyed by lab-testing'
by ChrisW » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:17 pm
by Ranger » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:16 pm
I can tell you're a photographer
by blueyed » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:57 am
so that weather felt crap a little bit i expected excellent visibility, blue sky and sunshine
ranger, you've just made my day
by fatal6ert » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:14 pm