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Beinn Bhreac and Beinn a'Chaorainn

Beinn Bhreac and Beinn a'Chaorainn


Postby jenniferc6 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:29 pm

Route description: Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Bhreac

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chaorainn (Cairngorms), Beinn Bhreac

Date walked: 15/09/2012

Time taken: 7.4 hours

Distance: 28.5 km

Ascent: 878m

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I picked up my friend from Aberdeen on the way and left the Linn of Dee just before 9.30. We met a lot of cyclists heading up to Derry Lodge on the way and with the westerly winds, I can imagine it must have been good coming back at the end of the day to be blown back along the track. Instead, we had the long walk in and out, but with the fine weather it was good to be out for that bit longer.
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View down Glen Derry

The track which branches off from Glen Derry to climb Beinn Bhreac was a bit boggy to start with but the going soon improved. As we headed towards the summit, there was an eagle circling which flushed out some grouse from the heather. It was pretty windy at the top so we didn’t stay too long.
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Cairn Toul

I was expecting it to be boggy between the two summits but the going was good with very few soggy patches and it wasn’t too breezy until we reached the top of Beinn a’Chaorainn.
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View west from Beinn a'Chaorainn

After our lunch at the top we headed back down to Glen Derry and there were some good views of the Hutchison Memorial hut in the corrie.
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Looking towards Hutchison memorial hut

The walk back through the glen was a great way to end the day.
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lone tree in glen derry
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Glen Lui
Last edited by jenniferc6 on Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Beinn Bhreac and Beinn a'Chaorainn

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:06 pm

You chose the better day to climb these as i was up them the following day in not so good weather. Sounds like you picked a better route over the boggy section to us also. :)
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Re: Beinn Bhreac and Beinn a'Chaorainn

Postby monty » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:15 pm

Nice report Jennifer. Nice photos especially the last one :D
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Re: Beinn Bhreac and Beinn a'Chaorainn

Postby jenniferc6 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:18 pm

Aye we were really lucky with the weather- great views and I had dry boots at the end of the day :)
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Re: Beinn Bhreac and Beinn a'Chaorainn

Postby Cairngormwanderer » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:52 pm

monty wrote:Nice report Jennifer. Nice photos especially the last one :D

Although, to be picky, the last one is Glen Lui. :)
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Re: Beinn Bhreac and Beinn a'Chaorainn

Postby jenniferc6 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:12 pm

Cairngormwanderer wrote:
monty wrote:Nice report Jennifer. Nice photos especially the last one :D

Although, to be picky, the last one is Glen Lui. :)

Thanks for that, caption now updated :)
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