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Cairngorms, A Magical Place in Snow

Cairngorms, A Magical Place in Snow


by Del246 » Mon May 07, 2012 9:29 pm

Route description: Beinn Mheadhoin and Derry Cairngorm from Deeside

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Mheadhoin, Derry Cairngorm

Date walked: 06/05/2012

Time taken: 9.5 hours

Distance: 31 km

Ascent: 1211m

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Re: Cairngorms, A Magical Place in Snow

Postby SMRussell » Tue May 08, 2012 8:37 am

Del246 wrote:We were then passed by 2 fellow WH members on bikes !!


Hello again! :wave:
Bet you were jealous! The cycle back along that track was great too!

Loch Etchachan did indeed love wonderful on Sunday. Great report and some cracking photos - love the shot of Cairn Toul - thought he looked rather beastly from Derry CG particularly the way he dwarfs the Devil's Point.

Oh and RE: Meatball then comes and down and tells me " there is no point nearly being on the summit" - too right Meatball and well done Del for rising to it! :thumbup:

Shame you didn't go for the 4 - long days are tiring but worth it. Guess your now off to think about purchasing a mountain bike? :lol:
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Re: Cairngorms, A Magical Place in Snow

Postby dooterbang » Tue May 08, 2012 10:22 am

That looked a fab day out with loads of fun had, them Tors are great.
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Re: Cairngorms, A Magical Place in Snow

Postby monty » Tue May 08, 2012 10:28 am

Excellent day in the hills. Its great when the weather comes right. Still lots of snow on these high hills. Some great photos. Superb :D
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Re: Cairngorms, A Magical Place in Snow

Postby Tomsie » Tue May 08, 2012 10:30 am

Looked like ye had a good day out, even without the bikes
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Re: Cairngorms, A Magical Place in Snow

Postby RTMcB » Tue May 08, 2012 10:35 am

We then had a decision to make, 2 Munros or 4 ? Meatball wanted 4 but when I worked out the timings we would not get home until 11 !! I persuaded Meatball to settle for 2 as my wife would not let me back in the house if I turned up at 11, sorry mate !!


That's why I take the wife :lol:
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Re: Cairngorms, A Magical Place in Snow

Postby SMRussell » Tue May 08, 2012 11:32 am

RTMcB wrote:
We then had a decision to make, 2 Munros or 4 ? Meatball wanted 4 but when I worked out the timings we would not get home until 11 !! I persuaded Meatball to settle for 2 as my wife would not let me back in the house if I turned up at 11, sorry mate !!


That's why I take the wife :lol:


That's why I take the husband :lol: :lol: 8)
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Re: Cairngorms, A Magical Place in Snow

Postby basscadet » Tue May 08, 2012 11:42 am

Oh lovely pics - I love Cairngorm reports, and such lovely weather - I'm jealous :D
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Re: Cairngorms, A Magical Place in Snow

Postby pollyh33 » Tue May 08, 2012 11:57 am

Brrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliant Del!!

Your photos are outstanding!!!

That Campbell is a cheeky monkey!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Cairngorms, A Magical Place in Snow

Postby Del246 » Tue May 08, 2012 3:14 pm

Susie, Tommy, thanks for the comments and glad you enjoyed the pics !
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Re: Cairngorms, A Magical Place in Snow

Postby Del246 » Tue May 08, 2012 3:26 pm

SMRussell wrote:
Del246 wrote:We were then passed by 2 fellow WH members on bikes !!


Hello again! :wave:
Bet you were jealous! The cycle back along that track was great too!

Loch Etchachan did indeed love wonderful on Sunday. Great report and some cracking photos - love the shot of Cairn Toul - thought he looked rather beastly from Derry CG particularly the way he dwarfs the Devil's Point.

Oh and RE: Meatball then comes and down and tells me " there is no point nearly being on the summit" - too right Meatball and well done Del for rising to it! :thumbup:

Shame you didn't go for the 4 - long days are tiring but worth it. Guess your now off to think about purchasing a mountain bike? :lol:


So glad I climbed up. First time I was a bit nervous but Meatball made me do it twice !! Second time was a easy !!! :lol: Im also sure the cycle back to the car was enjoyable too :o, thanks for pointing that out :lol: What makes it worse is we both have bikes and mountain bike :o As you cycled past we both looked at each other and said at the same time "bikes !!"
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Re: Cairngorms, A Magical Place in Snow

Postby Del246 » Tue May 08, 2012 7:27 pm

2dalmatians wrote:Loved the report del. how was the scramble back down from the rocky summit. I would be feart of getting stuck at the top! :lol:


Thanks. If I can do this anyone can :lol:
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Re: Cairngorms, A Magical Place in Snow

Postby Del246 » Tue May 08, 2012 7:28 pm

Gavin99 wrote:Lovely stuff , looks like a day to remember , some great photos :D
( I bet you 20p that you do walk that road again !)


Thanks Gavin, make it 50p and you have yourself a bet !!
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Re: Cairngorms, A Magical Place in Snow

Postby Mountainlove » Tue May 08, 2012 7:34 pm

wow what a day out - just made a note to take a bike if i ever walk that road :D :D
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