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Lochnagar Circular (1st Ever Munro and the next 4!!!)

Lochnagar Circular (1st Ever Munro and the next 4!!!)


Postby paulbritish » Mon May 28, 2012 12:59 pm

Munros included on this walk: Broad Cairn, Cairn Bannoch, Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach, Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, Lochnagar

Date walked: 26/05/2012

Time taken: 9 hours

Distance: 28.5 km

Ascent: 1474m

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Well attempted my first ever hill walk and must admit I think i'm hooked. Can't wait to get out this coming weekend and go for another Munro.

I would say this walk was perfect for a first timer as after the initial climb which isn't as difficult as I anticipated the route levels off nicely and whilst there is still a wee bit of up and down between peaks it's nothing to worry about.

I would definitely advise doing this anti clockwise as we did to avoid having to climb the rocks up to Broad Cairn and if doing it now (26th May) take plenty of sun screen. The blisters on the backs of my calves will testify to that.

Whilst you're there take a dip in Loch Muick as well, freezing cold but it just seems to end the day nicely

Now all i have to do is decide what's next :-)

Here are some photos
Load of deer on the approach:
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View of Lochnagar from carpark:
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Lochnagar summit in the distance:
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The attire demonstrates that this was my first time:
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Nice View:
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The Top:
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Ben Avon and the Cairngorms in the distance:
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Top of Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach
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The View from Carn an t-Sagairt Mor and Sushi (The camera didn't pic it up but could see Ben Nevis)
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Found the Wing:
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Top of Cairn Bannoch and the View of a Waterfall formed from the melting snow:
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Top of Broad Cairn:
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Loch Muick:
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Cold:
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Nearly Home Looking Back Contemplating a Great Day Out:
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Suncream would have been an idea:
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FOR ALL PHOTOS COPY AND PASTE LINK BELOW:
http://s1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg547/Paulbritish/Lochnager%20-%20First%205%20Munros/?start=all
Last edited by paulbritish on Wed May 30, 2012 5:36 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Lochnagar Circular

Postby jonny616 » Mon May 28, 2012 2:19 pm

Any photos?
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Re: Lochnagar Circular

Postby davetherave » Mon May 28, 2012 3:35 pm

That's a pretty big first ever hill walk. Looks like you will supersede Monty or possibly even Andrew!!

Got any fotties mate.
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Re: Lochnagar Circular (1st Ever Munro and the next 4!!!)

Postby L-Hiking » Mon May 28, 2012 7:58 pm

Got a diary date in August for this one....any piccies? :wink:
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Re: Lochnagar Circular (1st Ever Munro and the next 4!!!)

Postby paulbritish » Wed May 30, 2012 12:38 pm

I'll get the pictures posted tonight as the works computer is a little slow when it comes to uploading. Think i've gott 99 in total but will be selective :)
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Re: Lochnagar Circular (1st Ever Munro and the next 4!!!)

Postby jonny616 » Thu May 31, 2012 4:47 pm

Nice set of photos. I'm doing this walk in June so great to see. Thanks for posting 8)
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