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2 Beinns, a Hut, a Derry and a Jocky Wilson celebration

2 Beinns, a Hut, a Derry and a Jocky Wilson celebration


Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:04 am

Route description: Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Bhreac

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

Date walked: 16/09/2012

Time taken: 8 hours

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I got a call from Jimmy on the Friday to say they were heading to the Linn of Dee on the Saturday and asked what Munros should they do. I suggested they do The Devils Point, Cairn Toul and The Angels Peak as the forecast was looking good for the Saturday. They duly obliged but being the hardcore walkers that they are they also added on Carn a' Mhaim as i'd said i'd meet them on Sunday and we could do the two Beinns and Derry Cairngorm. This would finish off the Munros in this area for us three and would also take Jimmy and Mo to 180 Munros and me to my 50th Munro this year. So they had a ten hour warm up on the Saturday while their leader took it easy before i met them on the Sunday. We set off from the Linn of Dee at 09.15 on the bikes and arrived at Derry Lodge about 20mins later, padlocked the bikes then set off on feet up Glen Derry. There is a marker cairn on the path where you leave the main path to take another path up to the ridge. At this point the waterproofs went on as the weather was not looking too good but it cleared up quite quickly and turned out to be quite a nice day. We arrived at Beinn Bhreac to some fine views and then made our way over to Beinn a' Chaorainn, this part of the walk being very boggy. Before climbing Beinn a' Chaorainn we met a couple of guys heading to Beinn Bhreac, who we had a quick chat to before making our way to the summit. It was quite windy so we decided to make our way to The Hutchison Memorial Hut to have lunch and also to have a look at the renovation work. We came off Beinn a' Chaorainn down the scree and cut straight across to The Hut to save walking round the path. On arrival at The Hut we were greeted by the MBA volunteers, had a wee look then ate our lunch. It was here we looked at the best way to get up Derry Cairgorm, i suggested straight up from The Hut but as Mo liked paths she wanted to take the Loch Etchachan route. Mo then asked the MBA volunteer as we argued over which way to go but he was not getting involved :D , quite right as well. Anyway myself and Jimmy overuled Mo as we allways do and headed straight up from The Hut. Although steep it was a short climb and we were up fairly quickly and making our way over to Derry Cairngorm via the 983 top as i'd made a little navigation error due to not checking the map :crazy: Again we were blessed with the best views the Cairngorms have to offer as we arrived at the summit. There are two cairns here so not sure which one is the summit but we took the 180 photo at the first cairn. All that was left to do now was to make our way down the fine ridge back to the bikes at Derry Lodge and a nice easy cylce out to the Linn of Dee.

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Not looking too good

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The path

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Towards Macdui

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Glen Derry

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Beinn a' Bhuird

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Bynack More

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Beinn a' Chaorainn

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Beinn Bhreac summit

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Derry Cairngorm & Ben Macdui

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Bynack More

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Beinn Mheadhoin

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Beinn Bhreac

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Beinn a' Chaorainn summit

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J&M coming off Beinn a' Chaorainn

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I slid down this

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On way to The Hut

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The almost renovated Hutchison Memorial Hut

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Ben Macdui

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180 for Jimmy & Mo

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Carn a' Mhaim

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Devils Point, Cairn Toul & The Angels Peak

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Beinn Mheadhoin

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Beinn Bhreac & Beinn a' Bhuird

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Derry Cairngorms ridge

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Glen Lui
Last edited by Johnny Corbett on Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:49 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: 2 Beinns, a Hut, a Derry, and a Jocky Wilson celebration

Postby pollyh33 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:34 am

Nice one Johnny and congratulations to all three of you :clap: :clap:


Loving all your cheery smiles :lol: :lol: :lol:

As for arguing with Mo???? Tut tut Johnny- will you never learn??? :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2 Beinns, a Hut, a Derry and a Jocky Wilson celebration

Postby monty » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:12 pm

Have you been drinking Johnny?? report says
Munros included on this walk: Beinn Bhrotain, Derry Cairngorm, Monadh Mor


Actual munros done Beinn Bhreac, Beinn a' Chaorainn and Derry Cairngorm.? Sort it out :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
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Re: 2 Beinns, a Hut, a Derry, and a Jocky Wilson celebration

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:37 pm

pollyh33 wrote:Nice one Johnny and congratulations to all three of you :clap: :clap:


Loving all your cheery smiles :lol: :lol: :lol:

As for arguing with Mo???? Tut tut Johnny- will you never learn??? :lol: :lol:
Thanks Polly, Mo may well be wee but she puts me in my place when she has to :lol:
monty wrote:Have you been drinking Johnny?? report says
Munros included on this walk: Beinn Bhrotain, Derry Cairngorm, Monadh Mor


Actual munros done Beinn Bhreac, Beinn a' Chaorainn and Derry Cairngorm.? Sort it out :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
Sorted Monty, a wee slip of the finger :crazy: I don't think even you would have managed Beinn Bhrotain, Monadh Mor & Derry Cairngorm in 8hrs :lol:
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Re: 2 Beinns, a Hut, a Derry and a Jocky Wilson celebration

Postby guyincognito » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:48 pm

Wow the hut almost looks nice now :lol:
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Re: 2 Beinns, a Hut, a Derry and a Jocky Wilson celebration

Postby mountain thyme » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:53 pm

Well done Jimmy and Mo on two long days and reaching 180! thats amazing? when did you both start walking? Last year was it not?
No like you to make an navigation error JC!! :lol:
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Re: 2 Beinns, a Hut, a Derry and a Jocky Wilson celebration

Postby Graeme D » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:05 pm

guyincognito wrote:Wow the hut almost looks nice now :lol:


It certainly doesn't look like the Hut of old anyway! :shock:
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Re: 2 Beinns, a Hut, a Derry and a Jocky Wilson celebration

Postby ChrisW » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:56 pm

Some fair old wanderings there JC, I love to see those round tops of the gorms, they really do have a beauty all of their own.
In that shot of J&M coming off Beinn a' Chaorainn, is one of then on his ass :shock:................ :lol:
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Re: 2 Beinns, a Hut, a Derry and a Jocky Wilson celebration

Postby rockhopper » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:39 pm

Certainly a fair wander johnny and great to get the views - the hut's looking good too - well done all - cheers :)
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Re: 2 Beinns, a Hut, a Derry and a Jocky Wilson celebration

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:39 am

mountain thyme wrote:Well done Jimmy and Mo on two long days and reaching 180! thats amazing? when did you both start walking? Last year was it not?
No like you to make an navigation error JC!! :lol:
Aye and with me leading them they'll finish next year :crazy: I'm doing the tops as well now :lol:
ChrisW wrote:Some fair old wanderings there JC, I love to see those round tops of the gorms, they really do have a beauty all of their own.
In that shot of J&M coming off Beinn a' Chaorainn, is one of then on his ass :shock:................ :lol:
Yip thats Mo sliding down on her butt :D
rockhopper wrote:Certainly a fair wander johnny and great to get the views - the hut's looking good too - well done all - cheers :)
Thanks :)
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Re: 2 Beinns, a Hut, a Derry and a Jocky Wilson celebration

Postby quoman » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:48 am

Hi JC... I liked this bit of your report "So they had a ten hour warm up on the Saturday while their leader took it easy before i met them on the Sunday." :lol: well done to the three of you for finnishing the gorms
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Re: 2 Beinns, a Hut, a Derry and a Jocky Wilson celebration

Postby basscadet » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:14 pm

Oh that is quite a roam about the gorms.. Well done,. must of been a long day :thumbup:
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Re: 2 Beinns, a Hut, a Derry and a Jocky Wilson celebration

Postby scoob999 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:36 pm

Great report JC :D
Are Jimmy & Mo from Killin? if so we met them at Corrour bothy on saturday, the best day of the weekend :D
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Re: 2 Beinns, a Hut, a Derry and a Jocky Wilson celebration

Postby LeithySuburbs » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:47 pm

The hut does look nice :D - wonder how long that will last :? ?

Nice report anyways - but don't lay down challenges to Monty :lol: .
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Re: 2 Beinns, a Hut, a Derry and a Jocky Wilson celebration

Postby mountain thyme » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:06 pm

scoob999 wrote:Great report JC :D
Are Jimmy & Mo from Killin? if so we met them at Corrour bothy on saturday, the best day of the weekend :D


Scoob their ''holiday home'' is in Killin and they try to kid on that they are from there......but Jimmy is from a well dodgy rough part of Glasgow! And Mo is from somewhere they keep saying '' I ken''
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