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Mount Keen

Mount Keen


Postby captainslow » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:11 pm

Route description: Mount Keen from Glen Esk

Munros included on this walk: Mount Keen

Date walked: 28/07/2012

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 17.5 km

Ascent: 810m

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Greetings and welcome to my first walk report!

It seems our friend ''physicistinboots'' has made a walker into a bagger, and today we took advantage of her absence to claw one back on her lead by climbing Mount Keen :wink:

It was all pretty straightforward: decent weather, though quite warm in the sun, the odd short shower and a path that would be quite an achievement to loose, hence not too much to report and instead some nice pictures below. We did spot some wildlife though: grouse, and adder (I think-it was black with golden diamonds I think), Guineafowl, meadow pipits and skittish sheep. We even beat the website's suggested walk time!

The Guineafowl:
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Queens Well:
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The burn was easy to cross, no wading required today:
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Obligatory shot from the trig point:
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View down Glen Esk
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Looking back up towards the summit:
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The gate which must be climbed:
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Skittish sheep:
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The route:

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Re: Mount Keen

Postby Stuart Angus » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:20 pm

Nice one, pictures and everything........................a lot more than I managed on my first report :lol: Enjoyed reading that 8)
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby dogplodder » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:29 pm

Didn't have a camera when I did this one years ago so it's nice to be reminded what it was like!

Just remember it was hot and legs got burnt and stayed red all summer! :lol:
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby HikerMouse21 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:01 pm

Another successful expedition! :) Yes Captain, it is your walking partner here. I've finally created my own profile, lol.
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby captainslow » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:58 pm

Thanks for the nice comments guys!

Hullo walking partner-tempted to do another naxt week? :wink:
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby HikerMouse21 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:41 pm

:) Any idea of which we might do?
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby hills » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:09 pm

well done on your first report, always enjoy the angus walks.
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby captainslow » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:22 pm

HikerMouse21 wrote::) Any idea of which we might do?


I have some on my mind!

If you fancied a walk I am thinking Beinn a'Ghlo: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshire/beinn-a-ghlo.shtml
If you did not, then I might conquer Carn a'Chlamain (which I believe you have done before): http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshire/carn-a-chlamain.shtml
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby HikerMouse21 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:42 pm

Wow- three Munros in one day! That is tempting... I'd get my total up to 10 then :) Sounds quite intense though.
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby morag1 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:13 pm

Really enjoyed your first report, hope you manage to get up another Munro soon :D

Made up your mind which one yet :think:
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby captainslow » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:25 pm

morag1 wrote:Really enjoyed your first report, hope you manage to get up another Munro soon :D

Made up your mind which one yet :think:


Thank You Morag1!

We did indeed make up our mind and went off to do the three at Beinn a'Ghlo, took plenty of pictures so I shall have to have a look at them and construct another report :)
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