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Short report from a long walk

Short report from a long walk


Postby pigeon » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:31 am

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Bhrotain, Monadh Mor

Date walked: 23/09/2012

Time taken: 9.25 hours

Distance: 34 km

Ascent: 1253m

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90 % or greater chance of cloud free tops says the MWIS so it was of to the Cairngorms again for a longer route before the nights start drawing again.Charlie was with us for the first time since May(an easy 22 miles or so to ease him back in :lol: ),so myself,chas and Gavin were off on the track toward White Bridge just after half 7.
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Crisp
Weather at this point was ideal,crisp and sunny with a light frost and we made good time to White Bridge where we seen a group of lads and were passed by a guy on a bike(cheat :lol: ),these were the only folks we seen all day.
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Chas and Gavin en route to white bridge
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Across the bridge and then follow the path for 3 km or so to a cairn where a sketchy path leads up through heather.
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Heathery start to the climb
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T Shirt weather now
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Almost at Carn Clioch mhullinn
Trudge up the heathery slopes just south of Carn Fiaclach where the going improves to Carn Cloich mhuilinn,take shelter here and have sandwich.
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Gavin on C C M looking towards Beinn Bhrotain
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Back to C C M,gloves and bunnets on now
The walking is good from here to Beinn Bhrotain but the clag meets us at the top and we began cursing Mwis,90% my arse!!!!
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90% my arse
No point hanging about so a summit pic and it's off down the boulder field where twinkletoes Gav leaves me and Chas in his wake :lol: :lol:
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Twinkletoes heads off down the boulderfield
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Charlie and Gavin at the 975 low point with the Devil's point behind
The skies clear on the way down though and the route to Monadh Mor becomes clear,down at the 975 low point we also pick out our steep return down Glen Geusachan.Onwards and upwards,up a short steep section to some grouse butts and the walk to Monadh Mor reveals itself,an easy stroll of about 2 k gets you to the small cairn.
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up to Leac Gorm,easy from here
Not the most exciting summit but by this time the skies were clear and the views to Cairn Toul, Braeriach,Sgor Gaoith etc. were excellent.
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distant Sgor Gaoith
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Monadh Mor summit pic
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Devil's point and Macdui
We retrace our steps to the 975 point and begin a steep descent where Gavin lightfoot again leaves us trailing :wink: .
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steep descent to Glen Geusachen
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looking back up the way down
Have a pitstop here before descending down alongside the Geusachan burn,past the foot of the Devil's point and into Glen Dee.The going here is not good,wet,boggy and slippy but thankfully a good path is reached eventually and the long walk back is plain sailing.Great views back to Macdui Carn A Mhaim and the Devil's point and we have a last break at the split in the path.
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devil's point and Ben Mcdui
Easy but long stroll back to the cars and a quick Tennent's or 2 for me and a cola for Chas in the Fife arms.
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t shirt weather for the stroll back
A good long walk for Charlie's return and he did well to keep up with Gav who's munro count for the year is now 103 :crazy: Cheers to both of them ,lookin' forward to the next one :thumbup:
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Re: Short report from a long walk

Postby PeteR » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:12 pm

Nice one pigeon. Had this one in mind for a couple of Sunday's ago, but couldn't be a****d :lol: So did a short stroll up Meall Cuaich instead.

At least you got some descent weather for this walk - a long one like you say. Some nice boulders to descend off Bhrotain though I see :( A good walk for a clear(ish) day I reckon. Hopefully I can fit this one in before the darkness really kicks in :D
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Re: Short report from a long walk

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:19 pm

Well done guys, a long walk indeed. That track looks far too level for me to walk along, i'd be on a bike. :lol:
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Re: Short report from a long walk

Postby Huck Finn » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:41 pm

It was a cracking day, pity the weather was not so good to get out today again :(

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Re: Short report from a long walk

Postby Ian Bayne » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:21 pm

Looked like a nice long walk Lucky the skies never opened I take it Charlie is back in the groove cracking pictures
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Re: Short report from a long walk

Postby Gavin99 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:35 pm

A good choice of hills and some grand weather 8)
I still think we should have tried bribing that nice pony to give us a lift on the way back though :)
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Re: Short report from a long walk

Postby soulminer » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:10 pm

Seem to be picking them off quite nicely now :) A grand enough day you had for them. A cold and icy mid January day 2006- from Achlean Farm over Carn Ban Mor, but at least we were staying at Mill Cottage not to far away !!
Cheers.
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Re: Short report from a long walk

Postby quoman » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:07 pm

Nice one pigeon.. we were on these two hills on saturday aswell.
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Re: Short report from a long walk

Postby Mountainlove » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:22 pm

Well done thats quite a long walk...that boulder field looks not very inviting...regarding the weather...hate when the forecast is wrong!! I usually end up checking at least 3 different ones :lol: :lol:
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Re: Short report from a long walk

Postby rockhopper » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:47 pm

Definitely a long way pigeon but good to see you got the weather much of the time :thumbup: The clag has that annoying habit of clearing on the way down. Nice to see the autumn colours coming through - cheers :)
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Re: Short report from a long walk

Postby basscadet » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:58 am

Wow, those are some great pictures you got, what a gorgeous day :)
I've done these a couple of times, but always in the cairngorm clag :?
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Re: Short report from a long walk

Postby dogplodder » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:14 am

Nice to see these done the opposite way to how we did it. Great photos! :D
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Re: Short report from a long walk

Postby pigeon » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:57 pm

PeteR wrote:Nice one pigeon. Had this one in mind for a couple of Sunday's ago, but couldn't be a****d :lol: So did a short stroll up Meall Cuaich instead.

At least you got some descent weather for this walk - a long one like you say. Some nice boulders to descend off Bhrotain though I see :( A good walk for a clear(ish) day I reckon. Hopefully I can fit this one in before the darkness really kicks in :D
Cheers pete,good walk for you,most could be done with headtorch along the estate tacks so you'll be ok :wink:
Johnny Corbett wrote:Well done guys, a long walk indeed. That track looks far too level for me to walk along, i'd be on a bike. :lol:
Cheers Johnny,last time we were up in the cairngorms it was 20 miles with the winter boots on :( felt much better this time with the summer ones,who needs a bike :lol:
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Re: Short report from a long walk

Postby pigeon » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:02 pm

basscadet wrote:Wow, those are some great pictures you got, what a gorgeous day :)
I've done these a couple of times, but always in the cairngorm clag :?
Know what you mean about the cairngorm clag basscadet,braw when it's clear though :thumbup:
dogplodder wrote:Nice to see these done the opposite way to how we did it. Great photos! :D
Thanks dogplodder
rockhopper wrote:Definitely a long way pigeon but good to see you got the weather much of the time :thumbup: The clag has that annoying habit of clearing on the way down. Nice to see the autumn colours coming through - cheers :)
Mountainlove wrote:Well done thats quite a long walk...that boulder field looks not very inviting...regarding the weather...hate when the forecast is wrong!! I usually end up checking at least 3 different ones :lol: :lol:
Cheers guys,the weather turned out fine in the end but we feared the worst on the first top :roll:
quoman wrote:Nice one pigeon.. we were on these two hills on saturday aswell.
Seen the report quoman,fancied the Linn o Dee approach as we'll probably be up Glen Feshie soon for Sgor Gaoith,good to mix it a bit ken :wink:
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Re: Short report from a long walk

Postby pigeon » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:06 pm

Huck,great photos as usual,shame about Monday but glad we never ventured out ,it was wild like :(
soulminer wrote:Seem to be picking them off quite nicely now :) A grand enough day you had for them. A cold and icy mid January day 2006- from Achlean Farm over Carn Ban Mor, but at least we were staying at Mill Cottage not to far away !!
Cheers.
Bet that was a bit nippy SM :lol:
Ian Bayne wrote:Looked like a nice long walk Lucky the skies never opened I take it Charlie is back in the groove cracking pictures
Aye the official photographer is back Ian :D
Gavin99 wrote:A good choice of hills and some grand weather 8)
I still think we should have tried bribing that nice pony to give us a lift on the way back though :)
Looked a bit like the horse i lost a tenner on in the 3.30 at ayr on Saturday :lol:
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