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Robbing the US on Derry Cairngorm & Blown up Beinn Mheadhoin

Robbing the US on Derry Cairngorm & Blown up Beinn Mheadhoin


by Jambo235 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:42 am

Date walked: 29/08/2012

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 23 km

Ascent: 1750m

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Re: Robbing the US on Derry Cairngorm & Blown up Beinn Mhead

Postby JohnJoe » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:47 pm

Good effort. I attempted a similar route last year in winds of up to 100mph. I'm afraid to say I bottled it after about 20 minutes - having been blown over twice - and spent most of the weekend in the car :(

If only I lived only 50 miles away - I might have done it by now!
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Re: Robbing the US on Derry Cairngorm & Blown up Beinn Mhead

Postby tomyboy73 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:19 pm

that was a good read, love the colour of the lochs
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Re: Robbing the US on Derry Cairngorm & Blown up Beinn Mhead

Postby davedanson28 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:43 pm

Well Jambo...excellent job and a cracking report! :D well done! :clap:
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Re: Robbing the US on Derry Cairngorm & Blown up Beinn Mhead

Postby Jambo235 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:18 pm

Cheers again for the comments, if only my Economics essays received the same reviews!

dogplodder wrote:How does your return route compare time-wise with going back the way you came?


Not entirely sure what you mean but I'll give you a few timings in case they help! It took me 2hrs 15min to get from the top of Beinn Mheadhoin back to the car park, that part of the walk dragged a bit. When working out my route I thought it would take me 2hrs, but I didn't take in to account the river crossing, the wind and wasn't expecting to be so tired. I also worked out approximately how long it would take me to go back via the Shelter Stone and Coire Raibert and it was just over 2 hrs as well. I fancied taking a different route to one I'd already used though and when planning the walk I wanted to keep the possibility of climbing Cairngorm time/tiredness dependent. I'd already climbed it from the west so thought I'd take my route as it meant I could climb it from the east.
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Re: Robbing the US on Derry Cairngorm & Blown up Beinn Mhead

Postby dogplodder » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:26 pm

Jambo235 wrote:Cheers again for the comments, if only my Economics essays received the same reviews!

dogplodder wrote:How does your return route compare time-wise with going back the way you came?


Not entirely sure what you mean but I'll give you a few timings in case they help! It took me 2hrs 15min to get from the top of Beinn Mheadhoin back to the car park, that part of the walk dragged a bit. When working out my route I thought it would take me 2hrs, but I didn't take in to account the river crossing, the wind and wasn't expecting to be so tired. I also worked out approximately how long it would take me to go back via the Shelter Stone and Coire Raibert and it was just over 2 hrs as well. I fancied taking a different route to one I'd already used though and when planning the walk I wanted to keep the possibility of climbing Cairngorm time/tiredness dependent. I'd already climbed it from the west so thought I'd take my route as it meant I could climb it from the east.


Sorry my question wasn't all that clear. :roll: I meant returning from Mheadhoin via the Shelter Stone compared to the way you did it. Sounds like Shelter Stone would be slightly quicker - but I agree it's always good to mix it up a bit. :D
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