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Lonely in the Cairngorms

Lonely in the Cairngorms


Postby pigeon » Sun May 05, 2013 8:31 pm

Route description: Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Bhreac

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chaorainn (Cairngorms), Beinn Bhreac

Date walked: 05/05/2013

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 28.5 km

Ascent: 878m

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None of my wee pals were out today so keen to get out it was Johnny no mates time again,destination Cairngorms.Forecast a bit dodgy with MWIS saying storm force winds likely on the plateau :crazy: Still could always get to Beinn Bhreac and bail if it was too bad.
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Derry lodge
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wee cairns ,a yomp up through wet heather from here till a path is reached then easily onto Beinn Bhreac
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good view to Beinn a Ghlo'
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Beinn Bhreac cairn with Beinn a Chaorainn in the distance
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Chaorainn and Chaorainn Beag
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tors on Beinn Mheadhoin
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Derry Cairngorm and Macdui
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Bynack Mor
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Beinn a Chaorainn cairn
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over to Beinn a Bhuird
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hutchison hut,bottom left of pic
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Allt Glas Mor,only ever going to end up with wet feet
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Turned out ok in the end,still windy but nowhere near as bad as i thought it would be,the plateau between the hills was boggy but nowhere near as bad as i thought it would be, but the crossing of the Allt Glas Mor turned out to be a bit of a nightmare ,walked up and down the banks for about 20 mins before taking the plunge into the knee deep fast flowing water :( Apart from that a good day ,clear skies mostly and another 2 'Gorms gone ,only 3 to go :wink:
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look back up Glen Derry
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Last edited by pigeon on Sat May 18, 2013 12:36 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Lonely in the Cairngorms

Postby UncleSimes » Sun May 05, 2013 8:53 pm

Great report and photos, Pigeon, much appreciated as I'm planning to head up Glen Derry myself on Wednesday. Looks like I need to be prepared for wet feet, the Allt Glas Mor is definitely in spate!

I would love to download that photo of the Hutchison Hut that you posted, any chance you could email it to me? If so then drop me a pm and I'll reply with my email address. I tried to right-click and save the pic directly from the website but no joy. Thanks in advance if you can help.
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Re: Lonely in the Cairngorms

Postby pigeon » Sun May 05, 2013 9:00 pm

Got a few pics of the hut Unclesimes,send me your email in a PM and i'll try and send you them(need to get my other half to do it as i'm hopeless with computers :lol: )
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Re: Lonely in the Cairngorms

Postby Meatball » Sun May 05, 2013 9:01 pm

Good luck linking the remaining three! Hehe
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Re: Lonely in the Cairngorms

Postby tina bonar » Sun May 05, 2013 9:23 pm

Nice photos.We had our cuppy at the cairn on Meall Chuaich yesterday and were just admiring the fresh snow in the Cairngorms.We have a few more than 3 to do there....
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Re: Lonely in the Cairngorms

Postby Gavin99 » Sun May 05, 2013 9:23 pm

I was getting slightly jealous reading that until I got to the river crossing bit :)
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Re: Lonely in the Cairngorms

Postby mrssanta » Sun May 05, 2013 9:31 pm

Gavin99 wrote:I was getting slightly jealous reading that until I got to the river crossing bit :)

was just thinking the same! Looked like you got a good day for it as well
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Re: Lonely in the Cairngorms

Postby jonny616 » Mon May 06, 2013 8:41 am

Well done. Weather looked good. Grammy, me and a few others had a torrid time up there.
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Re: Lonely in the Cairngorms

Postby Alastair S » Mon May 06, 2013 12:10 pm

Nice one - and pretty damn rapid too (unless you biked up to Derry Lodge that is)! 28.5 km in 7 hours. I managed just 20 km in 6 hours yesterday.
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Re: Lonely in the Cairngorms

Postby Ian Bayne » Mon May 06, 2013 5:05 pm

AW ye poor wee soul Looks like I missed a good day out Was the weather as bad as MWIS made it out to be the photos on the ball good report.
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Re: Lonely in the Cairngorms

Postby Collaciotach » Mon May 06, 2013 6:53 pm

Sue Lawley ,Sue lawley ,Sue lawley :wink:

Good report Pigeon :D
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Re: Lonely in the Cairngorms

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon May 06, 2013 8:10 pm

Nice to see what jonny 616 & I missed.
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Re: Lonely in the Cairngorms

Postby PeteR » Tue May 07, 2013 1:01 pm

Another couple in the bag then pigeon :clap:

I'd looked at going to the Cairngorms on the saturday or sunday to pick off a stray Munro, but the forecast suggested it was better to stay home (enjoyed a clagfest/bogfest on the Monday :lol: ). Glad to see your pictures proved me right :roll: Just goes to prove that you can't trust the forecast. Seriously though, glad you got some good weather and views at the weekend. I certainly enjoyed my trip on this two.....although I managed to keep my feet (and legs) dry when I did them :lol: That burn looked ferocious :shock: Glad you made it across ok.
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Re: Lonely in the Cairngorms

Postby rockhopper » Tue May 07, 2013 1:28 pm

Another good trip, pigeon - glad the weather turned out so much better than over here in the west ! Going on your own does have its benefits esp on flexibility. For deeper river crossings I just carry a pair of flipflops and poles to steady me - so far they've worked........(touch wood). You're steadily climbing up the numbers, at the rate I'm going you'll zoom past shortly :roll: - cheers :)
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Re: Lonely in the Cairngorms

Postby arabgarry » Tue May 07, 2013 3:15 pm

Did thee two yesterday. Claggy so could see faff all from both tops. Struggled across burn then dog refused to cross so had to go back for him :shock: Good day's walk tho
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