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Mor, Mor, Mor!

Mor, Mor, Mor!


Postby jonny616 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:51 pm

Route description: Beinn Bhrotain and Monadh Mòr , from Glen Feshie

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Bhrotain, Monadh Mòr

Date walked: 19/06/2012

Time taken: 8.5 hours

Distance: 30 km

Ascent: 1800m

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This week the mid-week sneaky peak club was low on numbers with a combination of dodgy knees, eye & the work thing. So, just Ron, Charlie & I. I have only walked with Charlie once before but he has done one hundred & thirty something Munros, so we are quite compatible, apart from him being 45 years younger & having four legs that is. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
This long trek was chosen, long in more ways than one with a 3 hour drive there & back for me. :crazy:
After a bit of trouble finding the start point as the B970 is not actually sign posted in Kingussie & there are two roads up Glen Feshie once you are on said B970. If coming from Kingussie it is the second one you want.
We were suited & booted for a 9am start. Somewhere ahead of us was Tomsie who had slept in his car & had an early start to catch the four munros from here. We never actually saw him all day.
Off down the road before taking the path on the left which soon goes into & comes out of a plantation. It is a well constructed path & is still being worked on higher up. The path takes you up onto the huge grassy plateau where you come to a cairn. Left is Sgor Gaoith & right for Mullach Clach a Bhlair, but for us straight on to Monadh Mor. The views to the Devils Point from here a very impressive. No problems with the river crossing as it was quite low so we could hop over on the rocks, well Ron could I faffed with my poles for fear of slipping. :lol:
Monadh Mor has two cairns one at 1113 & one at 1110, so we went to both in case the SMC ever change their mind as to which is the summit. A fairly steep drop down to a beautiful bealach, I say beautiful because it sits at 970 meters. :clap: From the bealach the route is over a large boulder field to the cairn & trig point.
Great views in every direction before turning around & doing it all again in reverse thus adding Monadh Mor to the tick list of my first & second round of Munros.
The weather was kind with high cloud & only the occasional shower.
Back at the car park & Tomsie was gone but had left 2 bottles of water on Ron’s car.
Another good day in the hills. Not the most exciting you will ever walk, but once up the views are stunning as I said before.
Cheers to Ron & Charlie for the company. Next stop Lochnagar on Saturday. :clap:
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Towards Monadh Mor
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Sgor Gaoith
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Looking to Beinn Bhrotain
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The Devils Point across Glen Geusachan
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The Devils Point again
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Summit Star Beinn Bhrotain
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Looking to Monadh Mor again
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Re: Mor, Mor, Mor!

Postby basscadet » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:58 pm

Sounds like a good day, I enjoyed your pics :D

I was up that way just a few weeks ago in knee deep snow.. How quick things change :o
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Re: Mor, Mor, Mor!

Postby mrssanta » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:41 pm

very nice, good to see from a different angle, but that was a long walk for these two hills. I'm very pleased you had a good day as it would be a bit grim walking across the moine mhor in clag.
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Re: Mor, Mor, Mor!

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:47 pm

mrssanta wrote: I'm very pleased you had a good day as it would be a bit grim walking across the moine mhor in clag.



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: That exactly how I did them saw hee-haw all day.

Great pics jonny,roll on Sat & Lochnagar.

PS........................any sign of my glove m8.
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Re: Mor, Mor, Mor!

Postby jonny616 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:18 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:
mrssanta wrote: I'm very pleased you had a good day as it would be a bit grim walking across the moine mhor in clag.



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: That exactly how I did them saw hee-haw all day.

Great pics jonny,roll on Sat & Lochnagar.

PS........................any sign of my glove m8.


I think you're obsessing about the glove :lol:

Weather forecast looks interesting for Saturday. I think you made it :lol:
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Re: Mor, Mor, Mor!

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:22 pm

jonny616 wrote:

Weather forecast looks interesting for Saturday. I think you made it :lol:



Thats one word for it,ive got another but its a family site.
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Re: Mor, Mor, Mor!

Postby ChrisW » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:46 pm

Good stuff as always Jonny, 3 hour drive is a bit of a bummer but I guess its got to be done at some point :roll: love the photo of the Devils Point across Glen Geusachan, beautiful. Good luck with the fantastic Lochnagar at the weekend, I'll look forward to your report of my favourite Munro (so far :wink: ) :D
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Re: Mor, Mor, Mor!

Postby rocket-ron » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:02 pm

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great day out jonny
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Re: Mor, Mor, Mor!

Postby rockhopper » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:49 pm

Looks like you all had a great day again and some great views - well done :thumbup: One of my favourite areas, Glen Feshie, and all the better when you get days like this - cheers :D
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Re: Mor, Mor, Mor!

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:54 pm

Good day for it and an interesting route. I'm undecided whether to do these from Linn of Dee or Glen Feshie though i think Linn of Dee is the shorter drive :)
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Re: Mor, Mor, Mor!

Postby Alan S » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:01 pm

Well done guys, nice set of pics 8)
Hope you have a good day on saturday
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Re: Mor, Mor, Mor!

Postby Jock McJock » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:32 am

Well done guys and Charlie, nice report Jonny. Good luck to you all for Saturday, gutted I'm not coming but I'll be there in spirit. Actually, that's not true, I'll be here, with lots of spirits, drowning my sorrows :lol: :lol:
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Re: Mor, Mor, Mor!

Postby pollyh33 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:34 pm

Cracking report Jonny!!!

Collective big boo hoo from the members of the MWSP club who couldn't make it :( :(


Most impressed with your starfish pic Jonny :wink: :wink:
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Re: Mor, Mor, Mor!

Postby pigeon » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:19 pm

Good report jonny,still to do these but i'm with johnny corbett,think i'll do them from Linn o Dee ,the A9 is now officially doing my nut in :lol: Hope you get a good day for Lochnagar :thumbup:
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Re: Mor, Mor, Mor!

Postby jonny616 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:02 pm

basscadet wrote:Sounds like a good day, I enjoyed your pics :D

I was up that way just a few weeks ago in knee deep snow.. How quick things change :o


Always the way with our weather :lol:
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