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Badandun Hill

Badandun Hill


Postby foggieclimber » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:40 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Badandun Hill

Date walked: 28/12/2009

Time taken: 3 hours

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The weather today was just superb, albeit very cold.
At 08:00 the temperature was -16C. By 12:30, the temperature had risen to a sweltering -13C. :shock:

I parked beside the sign, "Keeper's Cottage Fergus", near Delnamer, where there is room for a couple of cars.

I followed the track, over the River Isla and onto Fergus.

River Isla:
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Badandun hill:
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After crossing the Fergus burn via a small bridge, I skirted the small wood to gain the open hillside.

View North towards Monega hill and Canness glen:
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During the ascent I spotted a large herd of deer (Possibly the same large herd that I got very close to on neighbouring Duchray Hill back in August).

Deer herd:
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Photo taken in August:
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The ascent of the hill was quite tiring as I had to break trail the whole way. It was just a case of head up and try to avoid the thigh deep drifts.

Monamenach:
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Glas Maol and Tom Bhuidhe (zoomed):
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View South:
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Looking over Creagan Caise towards Spittal of Glenshee hills:
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Looking North towards Glas Maol and Tom Bhuidhe:
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The views from the summit were fantastic but it was a bit too cold to hang around for long :lol:.

Summit trig point:
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Meall Mor and Mount Blair:
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Summit cairn and trig point:
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Badandun hill:
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Re: Badandun Hill

Postby monty » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:53 pm

Nice pictures Foggieclimber. I Was not too far from you today but I had planks tied to my feet at Glenshee ski centre. Makes a change getting a tow up hill then whizzing back down :lol: :lol:

The weather was excellent though as you say the temperature didn't get very high :D

That's some size of deer herd.
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Re: Badandun Hill

Postby Paul Webster » Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:02 am

Great pics, I'm amazed by the deer numbers. Do they have no culls in those parts - can't imagine the vegetation gets a chance!

Will this freezing, clear weather not end - it's perfect here again this morning, though the fire is struggling to heat the house.
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