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Mount Keen

Mount Keen


Postby quoman » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:26 pm

Munros included on this walk: Mount Keen

Date walked: 02/11/2012

Time taken: 4.15 hours

Distance: 17.6 km

Ascent: 810m

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The standared WH route

Had a wee longer in ma bed for this walk wrottiewalker said he would pick me up at 7am yeeha after our recent walks up at 4.30am the usual time.So up at 6 out the door for 7 I have been on a weeks holiday and what a week ave had. After last saturdays walk with Scottishleaf (Gulvain) my left butt cheek started to get sore, then toothache on sunday, then went to get my eye's tested on monday ended up wi glasses :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol: but back to the sore butt clould'nt walk sunday,monday,tuesday some f&**&g holiday this phoned Alec might have to cancel the walk. went to the doc's on wednesday an emergency appointment after much stretching and pulling i had a trapped nerve in the butt :lol: :lol: so the tablets were prescibed muscle relaxant and anti inflamatries woke up on thursday brand new could'nt believe it.

So that was that back on the phone to Alec the walks back on yeeha.so thats enough of me got to the carpark 9.25
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carpark
the weather dosent look to go so on with the waterproofs after the road ends the track is very mucky with the sheep walking all over the place the walk is pathed all the way to the summit you canny go wrong.
We came to the gate that you have to climb over so say's Jonny616 but we just opened the chain which keeps it shut :lol: :lol:
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open gate
the next thing you come across is the Queens well
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Queens well
up past the cottage which was ocuppied then the track starts to get a bit steeper till the ciarn thats where you turn right and go straight up the path to the summit of mount keen here's some picture's.
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wrottiewalker on the path up to summit
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clag on way to summit
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wrottiewalker on the summit
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quoman
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looking back down fi summit
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lochnagar
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pano
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writtiewalker **** about wi his camera
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back in the glen
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sign
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby Paula Hubens » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:06 pm

Nice one quoman! It looks like an ideal hill for winter. :D Glad you still got the views from the summit, even though it didn't look too good from the start.
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby ChrisW » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:55 pm

A nice memory jogger for me Quoman, it was only about 18 months ago that I was up there myself, couldn't help thinking that a mountain bike to the cottage would have been a better option at the time. That walk back in big boots seemed like hard work :lol: Looked a lot bloody colder than when I was up there too :shock: Great report, thanks for the memories :thumbup:
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:01 am

Toothache,sore butt cheek,glasses,your falling apart Quoman(welcome to my world) :lol:


PS Hers one to test your brain before it turns too mush,the wee hill in pic no 4 can you name it. :wink:
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby quoman » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:50 am

gammy leg walker wrote:Toothache,sore butt cheek,glasses,your falling apart Quoman(welcome to my world) :lol:


PS Hers one to test your brain before it turns too mush,the wee hill in pic no 4 can you name it. :wink
Hi gammy your no wrong there :lol: the butt is a bit sore the day after the walk i will have to keep taking the tablets :roll: :roll: about the wee hill is it called Craig of Doune..


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ChrisW wrote:A nice memory jogger for me Quoman, it was only about 18 months ago that I was up there myself, couldn't help thinking that a mountain bike to the cottage would have been a better option at the time. That walk back in big boots seemed like hard work :lol: Looked a lot bloody colder than when I was up there too :shock: Great report, thanks for the memories :thumbup:


Hi Chris the walk in/back was'nt that bad compared to last weeks at Gulvain its about 18k there and back.it wasn't that cold we sat for 15 mins just of the east side of the top in pure clag then it all opened up so very happy we were.


Paula Hubens wrote:Nice one quoman! It looks like an ideal hill for winter. :D Glad you still got the views from the summit, even though it didn't look too good from the start.


Cheers Paula... yeh it did'nt start that well we took the waterproofs of at the zig-zag bit of the path..and it would be a cracker of a walk in a nice winters day you know the kind crisp snow and clear blue skies.
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby Rottiewalker » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:48 pm

good report wullie , a wee bonus getting out for that considering your condition(s) :lol: :lol:
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby jonny616 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:01 pm

Great set of photos & similar weather to when i did this. That gate was solid before & would not move :roll:

The water in the Queens well is ment to have healing powers, you should have stuck your butt in it :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby quoman » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:39 pm

jonny616 wrote:Great set of photos & similar weather to when i did this. That gate was solid before & would not move :roll:

The water in the Queens well is ment to have healing powers, you should have stuck your butt in it

Nice one jonny :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Rottiewalker wrote:good report wullie , a wee bonus getting out for that considering your condition(s) :lol: :lol:

Aye its was a bonus right enough, but am back on the mend noo
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:08 pm

PS Hers one to test your brain before it turns too mush,the wee hill in pic no 4 can you name it. :wink
about the wee hill is it called Craig of Doune..


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