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Mount Blair

Mount Blair


Postby Gable Gable End » Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:44 pm

Route description: Mount Blair

Grahams included on this walk: Mount Blair

Date walked: 09/01/2010

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 3 km

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Having woken up a bit too late today I thought I'd pop over to Glenshee and get up Mount Blair before the weather turned. This Graham is a great little walk with some fantastic views reaching out to the cairngorms and beyond.

Having never climbed without snow I tried to stick to the path on the map as much as possible although I am sure I strayed a fair few times. A reasonably steep climb in a very short space of time, I think the ascent is actually about 350-400 metres and within 50 minutes I was at the top of the hill enjoying the views out to Glas Tulachalien, Upper gleshee and Bienn a Ghlo. The way down was quick taking as many opportunities as possible to be a human slide on my behind....

Started from the one parking space just past the forest beside Cray in some nice conditions...
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Within 10 minutes the views were already opening up...
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The final 20 metres looked favourably upon Glenshee...
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Ye olde ugly telecom mast at the top...
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Bienn a Ghlo in the distance...
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Looking east and the weather closing in...
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On Route back down and Glenshee basks in the very little sun left...
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Wheeeeeeeeeeeee, cold bum....
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Re: Mount Blair

Postby mountain coward » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:17 am

Some nice pics there, especially of the Glenshee hills... like the last one of the bumslide track! :D
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