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Braeriach Traverse

Braeriach Traverse


Postby Tomsie » Mon May 28, 2012 9:02 pm

Munros included on this walk: Braeriach, Cairn Toul, Sgor an Lochain Uaine, The Devil's Point

Date walked: 27/05/2012

Time taken: 11.5 hours

Distance: 45 km

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Weather fantastic all day, loads out on the hills camping and walking, met folk from Holland, Shetland,England and Scots of course was told they were some other Irish about too but didnt bump into them. Another 4 off the list, but was tough going with the heat and wasnt expecting Lairg Ghru to be so bouldry, thought I was getting a path for my walk back, good to see source of River Dee too. Few photo's of the tops.

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Re: Braeriach Traverse

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon May 28, 2012 10:32 pm

Good effort there Tomsie,need to get back into the "gorms" soon.
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Re: Braeriach Traverse

Postby jonny616 » Mon May 28, 2012 10:35 pm

That's a big ole day out. 8)
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Re: Braeriach Traverse

Postby Tomsie » Tue May 29, 2012 6:55 pm

Yeah Jonny felt it at the end, think that was the hottest I have walked in yet.

Gammy hope to be out this Friday, have the Tuesday off too, so weather depending head back into Linn of Dee
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Re: Braeriach Traverse

Postby Meatball » Tue May 29, 2012 8:48 pm

Still to do...
Nice report.
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Re: Braeriach Traverse

Postby Alan S » Tue May 29, 2012 9:13 pm

Well done mate, great effort, look forward to this walk 8)
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Re: Braeriach Traverse

Postby Tomsie » Tue May 29, 2012 9:52 pm

alan s wrote:Well done mate, great effort, look forward to this walk 8)


Good walk Alan but would look for some other way off Braeriach, maybe back the way I came or opposite Ben Macdui, walk back through Lairg Ghru I found tough, but could have being out in that heat all day.
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Re: Braeriach Traverse

Postby monty » Wed May 30, 2012 10:19 am

Superb stuff Tomsie. Thats a big walk never mind the blazing sunshine. :clap: A good round of 4. Nice :D
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Re: Braeriach Traverse

Postby GariochTom » Wed May 30, 2012 1:38 pm

Wow, good effort, especially on such a hot day! :)

Tomsie wrote:Good walk Alan but would look for some other way off Braeriach, maybe back the way I came or opposite Ben Macdui, walk back through Lairg Ghru I found tough, but could have being out in that heat all day.


When we went up Braeriach last year (http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12789) we went up northwest from the Garbh Coire Refuge, up the steep rocky and heathery slopes to the West Buttress. It was tiring and because of the terrain I think it would be easier to ascend rather than descend those slopes, but it's more direct than going via Sron na Lairig.
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Re: Braeriach Traverse

Postby spiderwebb » Wed May 30, 2012 5:45 pm

Nice one Tomsie, only managed Big B when I did it a few months back, def wasn't as hot.
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Re: Braeriach Traverse

Postby tomyboy73 » Wed May 30, 2012 6:02 pm

excellent John. i was going to ask if you saw some other way down off Braeriach, before you did. Going up ther for the weekend next month
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Re: Braeriach Traverse

Postby Tomsie » Wed May 30, 2012 9:18 pm

monty wrote:Superb stuff Tomsie. Thats a big walk never mind the blazing sunshine. :clap: A good round of 4. Nice :D


Cheers Monty, still have a few of yours in my sights, in the near future,
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Re: Braeriach Traverse

Postby Tomsie » Wed May 30, 2012 9:26 pm

GariochTom wrote:Wow, good effort, especially on such a hot day! :)
When we went up Braeriach last year (http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12789) we went up northwest from the Garbh Coire Refuge, up the steep rocky and heathery slopes to the West Buttress. It was tiring and because of the terrain I think it would be easier to ascend rather than descend those slopes, but it's more direct than going via Sron na Lairig.


Wow bit of a climb that, dont think I'd try to decend it. Unless seen someone else go first :wink:
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Re: Braeriach Traverse

Postby Tomsie » Wed May 30, 2012 9:29 pm

spiderwebb wrote:Nice one Tomsie, only managed Big B when I did it a few months back, def wasn't as hot.


Still a fair walk from Cairngorm, found it steep walking off part of it
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Re: Braeriach Traverse

Postby Tomsie » Wed May 30, 2012 9:48 pm

tomyboy73 wrote:excellent John. i was going to ask if you saw some other way down off Braeriach, before you did. Going up ther for the weekend next month


Tommy I prob try this way but I was looking up at it from Larig Ghru so not sure how steep it is from top.
I came down at Pools of Dee that was steep but looked steeper looking up at it .


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