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Lochnagar 2012

Lochnagar 2012


Postby JonAksel » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:52 am

Munros included on this walk: Broad Cairn, Cairn Bannoch, Cairn of Claise, Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach, Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, Carn an Tuirc, Lochnagar, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe

Date walked: 14/07/2012

Time taken: 30 hours

Distance: 41.7 km

Ascent: 2001m

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I interpreted the weather forecast as medium risk of sunshine, then I conveniently called at Tesco Port Glasgow to buy some sun lotion at half price, and some fruits. Then I drove to Aberdeenshire.
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I pitched the tent somewhere there, so I could wake up and start walking straight on saturday morning.
This is really the Glen of Thistles.
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The beauty of the architecture of this bridge is best seen from the side.
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It has been raining so the waterfalls are nice to see.
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I allways have a look at old shielings if I am passing by.
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Fog at Carn an Tuirc. But I am not going to get lost. I know some tricks.
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This is Cairn of Claise. Less fog and lots of people after a while. I met people from Inverness and Dundee on this summit.
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Here I am again. It's not my dog by the way. Glas Maol behind there.
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An arctic starflower.
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No scrambling skills requiered to reach Tom Buidhe. It's not excactly Scotlands Matterhorn, but the view is not that bad.
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Tom Buidhe seen from Tolmount. Beautiful rounded shape. Another Munro behind there?
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Common Butterwort.
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The green season.
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The granites of Broad Cairn.
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And the view of Loch Muick.
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And Dubh Loch.
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A few hares around...
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Hi there.
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The rainbow ends in Dubh Loch somewhere.
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The Almighty Lord blessed me with a rainshower on my 50th Munro.
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An RAF aircraft crashed here on Carn t-sagairt mor a novembernight in 1956, and both airmen died.
Here is the wing.
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And some more info.
http://www.aircrashsites-scotland.co.uk/canberra_c-t-sagairt-mor01.htm
Shifting weather.
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Dark clouds on White Mounth.
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I pitched the tent somewhere here at the foot of Lochnagar. It was a blustery night with northwesternly winds. But I got the tent tested for that kind of conditions. Not the best tent I suppose, It's a bit flappy and I wouldn't like to test it in more wind than that. Anyway it was some kind of reduce to clear, and It has saved me about ten hostel nights now. I am looking for a new selfstanding tent. Someone has tried out those RAB-Latok-tents?
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View from Lochnagar.
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I was hoping to reach here the same day I started. The true summit is a couple of stones higher up.
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Then I could go back to the tent and have some sleep, and a slow start on sunday morning.
Now its only to find the way back to Glen Shee.
I didn't think I would see people in this weather, but some minutes after I took this foggy picture I met a young man from Belfast heading for Lochnagar.
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Shut the gate!
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Metal art.
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Hill Mosaic.
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Loch Callater.
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Some domestic animals.
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Backview.
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This is the summit of Carn Dubh. 822 m, unfortunately not a Corbett. A non-tickable hill. I have been there though. But you could play fotball up there. It's so flat.
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Two very accessible Munros near Glenshee Ski Centre.
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A lot of wild animals on this trip. Deers.
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Back to Glen Shee. Cheers.
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This restaurant in Perth is recommendable after a mountain trip to Lochnagar.
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After the meal I drove home. A good thing is that I still have a spare bottle of sun lotion.
Last edited by JonAksel on Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:03 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Lochnagar 2012

Postby skuk007 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:46 pm

That's some trip Jon, great looking area.
Wish you'd had more chance to use the sun cream though.
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Re: Lochnagar 2012

Postby laconic surf » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:01 pm

A terrific report Jon on an epic trip. I'm looking forward to doing the 5 around Lochnagar next month, this has whet the appetite. Congrats on reaching the 50 8) :clap:
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Re: Lochnagar 2012

Postby mrssanta » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:08 pm

some lovely moody weather pictures there.
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