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There's no business like snow business!

There's no business like snow business!


Postby jonny616 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:27 pm

Route description: Ben Macdui and Cairngorm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Macdui, Cairn Gorm

Date walked: 22/09/2012

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 18 km

Ascent: 925m

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Ah September weekend & by 8pm 17 had gathered at the Glenmore Forest Campsite. 4 family tents successfully erected beer wine & food shared. We were there until Monday & I had a pass to walk on one of the days. Saturday looked the best on paper. So by 10am five of us were ready for the off at the ski centre. My son Jack, his friend Frazer, Harry & Ailsa, a newbie to Munro bagging.
We went for the long walk out to Macdui first & then back via Cairngorm. A well-defined path takes you all the way to the boulder field before Macdui as long as you remember to take the lower right hand folk at each junction. Clear blue skies, with the exception of a wee cloud that capped Cairn Gorm for all of 10 minutes, all day. Stunning views in every direction improving all the time as height was gained. 8)

So clear we could see the path all the way to Cairn Gorm as we past the junction by the lochan. The way ahead was snow. Yay. :clap: :clap: :clap: So cairn to cairn we went following a fairly steady stream of peps coming & going from the summit. Had lunch & much malarkey at the summit. Snow ball fights & my son practising his Rocket Ron (starfish). He needs to work on his hands if he is to get a perfect ten from Scoob, but practice makes perfect as they say. :lol: :lol: :lol:
It’s a long but easy way to Cairn Gorm. We messed about on the rim of the corrie edge much to the horror of Ailsa who had appointed herself as health & safety officer for the trip, but the boys young & old enjoyed it.
Then one last, quite steep, pull to the summit. More food photos etc. Follow the cairns. Then a stone path which is awful to walk on followed by a very quick descent back to the car on the track the steepness of which made me break into a wee jog (doctors booked to cure me of this) :lol: :lol:
A great day out for all. Well done to the boys & well done Ailsa on her first two Munro’s. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: There's no business like snow business!

Postby rocket-ron » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:31 pm

Looks like you had a great time jonny. Away with family and friends :)
Well done to Jack for the starfish :clap: :clap:
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Re: There's no business like snow business!

Postby LeithySuburbs » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:43 pm

Snow can **** off for another month or two :lol: . Looks like a fun day out Jonny :D .
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Re: There's no business like snow business!

Postby andy millar1 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:01 am

Brilliant you lot great that the whole family is away too.......well done Jack!!
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Re: There's no business like snow business!

Postby rockhopper » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:13 am

Love this area - great weather and a cracking day - well done everyone :thumbup: - looks like you all had a very enjoyable time - cheers :)
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Re: There's no business like snow business!

Postby pollyh33 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:39 pm

Brilliant Jonny :clap:

You know its important that Ron and Jack are never allowed to meet!!!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: There's no business like snow business!

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:30 pm

Good snow at last. With snow generally blue sky comes with it so i'll take some of that :wink:
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Re: There's no business like snow business!

Postby gammy leg walker » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:32 pm

Great pictures mate.
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Re: There's no business like snow business!

Postby dogplodder » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:20 pm

Glad you got such a good day for it. Photos are great! :D
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Re: There's no business like snow business!

Postby Graeme D » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:57 pm

Nice to see these kids and newbies up there on the plateau! :clap:
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Re: There's no business like snow business!

Postby monty » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:07 am

Great set of photos with the first snow of winter. Superb.
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Re: There's no business like snow business!

Postby scoob999 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:03 pm

Sorry jonny, but it's a 9.5 i'm afraid :(
Taking into consideration age and experience, it's a good score none the less :D i'm sure ron will be worried now that he has a serious competitor :shock:
Well done on having a great day out :shock: :D
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Re: There's no business like snow business!

Postby Bod » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:43 am

Lovely set of photos there Jonny, what a great day for you all. Nice to see the snow :wink: :D :D
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Re: There's no business like snow business!

Postby jonny616 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:10 pm

rocket-ron wrote:Looks like you had a great time jonny. Away with family and friends :)
Well done to Jack for the starfish :clap: :clap:


Cheers Ron. we'll need to get jack & you starfishing on the same trig. :lol:
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Re: There's no business like snow business!

Postby jonny616 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:11 pm

LeithySuburbs wrote:Snow can **** off for another month or two :lol: . Looks like a fun day out Jonny :D .


I hope it stays on the summits & off the roads :lol: :lol:
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