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The Cairnwell Munros

The Cairnwell Munros


Postby railton22 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:03 pm

Route description: The Cairnwell Munros

Munros included on this walk: Carn a'Gheoidh, Carn Aosda, The Cairnwell

Date walked: 17/07/2012

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 595m

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Far better views than we were expecting. Walk Highlands was a little harsh (especially if you turn your back and pretend the ski paraphernalia is not there!) Carn Aosda took us less than 40 minutes to climb but was relentlessly steep. The 2nd Munro, Carn a'Gheoidh, was fantastic, reminding us of Meall Buidhe in Glen Lyon.. The views were far reaching and spectacular, particularly as the weather was clear and warm. the final Munro, The Cairnwell, doesn't have the prettiest summit, but does offer good views to the south. e were stunned to see a woman in bright red patent shoes strolling down the path, only to turn the corner and see the chairlift hoiking lazy people up the mountainside. We descended by the red ski route, laughing at the lazies on the lift. Sarah and David thought they saw a dead person on the lift - only for the kids to tell us that it was a dummy....doh!
Sarah (28),David (28),Alice(25) & Sam(21).
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On the summit of the Cairnwell summit.
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The Cairnwell summit.
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Far reaching views in all directions unspoilt by ski lifts et al from Carn a' Gheoidh.
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Lunch stop with the stoney summit of Carn Aosda in the background
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Creag a' Choire Dhirich.
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Carn Aosda.
Last edited by railton22 on Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:16 pm, edited 5 times in total.
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Re: The Cairnwell Munros

Postby jonnoh » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:56 am

I agree that the Cairnwell Hills are a pleasant walk. I'd heard all the negative stories and can agree but as you say, it is easy to ignore and focus on the wonderful views, tranquility and achievement of bagging 3 munros! :)
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