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A Snowy Brimmond Hill

A Snowy Brimmond Hill


Postby RicKamila » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:49 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Brimmond Hill

Date walked: 16/01/2013

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 3 km

Ascent: 107m

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After seeing Ranger's walk report on Brimmond Hill yesterday, I just couldn't resist heading up there myself. Left my house at 10:30am and was ready to start climbing at 10:45am from the side carpark armed with the new Fujifilm. The car park that WH describe their walk from is currently closed off by the council. I was in absolute awe of the scenary, the -8C temperatures of the previous night helped to preserve the snow. It was so easy to walk on. Temperature gauge on the car said -3C when I was setting off and when I got back it still said the same. The sun was out the entire time too. I had an absolute ball up on this small Sub-2000, who says you need a Munro to have a ball in the hills when it has snowed. Amazing to think this is only 7 miles from the City Centre too!! Anyway, enough talking from me, here's the photos.

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Elrick Hill from the start of the walk

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The Mither Tap in it's winter coat

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Snow-covered bushes

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My beautiful city in snow

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Brimmond Hill's Trig Point

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Three trees on the approach path from the back of Brimmond Hill

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Towards Aberdeen International Airport

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I love Bennachie

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At least two feet deep here

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And even deeper here

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Theres normally a tarred road here

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The gateway to a Winter Wonderland

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Snow-capped Pines

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Finally worked out how to use Macro on this camera
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Re: A Snowy Brimmond Hill

Postby denfinella » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:16 pm

Beautiful photos of Brimmond Hill & the city once again. It looks so deep! I really hope it hasn't melted or turned slushy by Sunday.
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Re: A Snowy Brimmond Hill

Postby RicKamila » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:21 pm

denfinella wrote:Beautiful photos of Brimmond Hill & the city once again. It looks so deep! I really hope it hasn't melted or turned slushy by Sunday.


Snow warnings have just been issued for City and Shire for Friday. So there will be fresh snow for you when you get back probably.
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Re: A Snowy Brimmond Hill

Postby SMRussell » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:25 pm

Lovely! Your photo The gateway to a Winter Wonderland sums up the beauty of the undulating landscape up in the North East. The shire is always at its best in the height of summer of the depths of winter. Makes me fancy a visit home to Aberdeenshire this weekend - quick hello to the folks and few jaunts up Aberdeenshire's little hills. But unfortunately I'll be stuck in Glasgow moving flat... in the cold :shock:
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Re: A Snowy Brimmond Hill

Postby Ranger » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:27 pm

Brilliant :D
I wish the mist hadn't come down yesterday. Beautiful views.
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Re: A Snowy Brimmond Hill

Postby RicKamila » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:36 pm

SMRussell wrote:Lovely! Your photo The gateway to a Winter Wonderland sums up the beauty of the undulating landscape up in the North East. The shire is always at its best in the height of summer of the depths of winter. Makes me fancy a visit home to Aberdeenshire this weekend - quick hello to the folks and few jaunts up Aberdeenshire's little hills. But unfortunately I'll be stuck in Glasgow moving flat... in the cold :shock:


Aww, feel sorry for you. I couldnt wipe the smile off my face the whole time I was up there. I have lived in this area for 5 years and can't imagine living anywhere else (except Skye). So beautiful and so under-rated.

Ranger wrote:Brilliant :D
I wish the mist hadn't come down yesterday. Beautiful views.


Thank you. I've been up there in the mist before and its so annoying, especially when you know whats out there. Have to admit, this was one of my most favourite days out and about for a while. And cheers for posting your report yesterday. Im an Aussie, so snow and me don't usually mix, and I would normally avoid snowy areas, but am so glad I went out there today. Filled me with much more confidence now.
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Re: A Snowy Brimmond Hill

Postby Sarah86 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:58 pm

Really stunning photos, I always think lovely fresh snow looks beautiful against a clear blue sky. The only hill I have visited in the Aberdeenshire area is Clachnaben, think I will need to pay a visit again and try some of the others.
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Re: A Snowy Brimmond Hill

Postby RicKamila » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:03 pm

Sarah86 wrote:Really stunning photos, I always think lovely fresh snow looks beautiful against a clear blue sky. The only hill I have visited in the Aberdeenshire area is Clachnaben, think I will need to pay a visit again and try some of the others.


Thank you :D If you do head out this way then I would highly recommend Bennachie. Its in my photos above with the Mither Tap. Correen Hills are stunning too.
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Re: A Snowy Brimmond Hill

Postby Gordie12 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:10 pm

Great photos and that looked like good fun!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: A Snowy Brimmond Hill

Postby RicKamila » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:11 pm

Gordie12 wrote:Great photos and that looked like good fun!!!!!!!!!!!


It was!!
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Re: A Snowy Brimmond Hill

Postby ChrisW » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:21 am

Beautiful RK, what a lovely winter scene, those little uns' always have something good to offer, I should know....I did enough of em :lol: :lol:
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Re: A Snowy Brimmond Hill

Postby dogplodder » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:34 pm

The new camera did well! :clap: We've no snow here in Inverness although Ben Wyvis has a good covering. Think that's set to change tomorrow! 8)
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