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Carn a'Mhaim, 1st Munro of the year.

Carn a'Mhaim, 1st Munro of the year.


Postby gyles » Tue May 21, 2013 9:15 pm

Route description: Carn a'Mhaim from the Linn of Dee

Munros included on this walk: Carn a'Mhaim

Date walked: 21/05/2013

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 22.5 km

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A grand day out along Glen Luibeg and up onto Carn a'Mhaim and back.

Starting at the Linn of Dee car park at 8am, there was already a few cars about and folk getting ready for biking, hiking and all activities. I got myself prepared, popped £2.00 in the car park machine and off I went. Weather was cool with a slight north westerly breeze. The cloud was broken but kissing the munro tops.


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Carn a'Mhaim in the cloud


A good 4x4 track made the walk into Glen Luibeg pleasant. In no time I arrived at the derelict Derry Lodge. The first time here I took the interest in reading the information board on the history of the building. In the meantime a cheeky chaffinch was at my feet looking for food.

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Derry Lodge


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Cheeky Chaffinch


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As forecast predicted, the cloud started to lift


Arriving at the Luibeg Burn ford I considered crossing but thought the better of it. Obviously with the snow melt it would be high enough to be risky... I'll avoid the wet feet. :wink:

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erm... I'll take the footbridge


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As I crossed the burn I was at the foot of Carn a'Mhaim, a little further along the path I divided off to the right and a gentle walk became a steep climb. The other munros in the area started coming into view as I was reaching the summit.

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Derry Cairngorm


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The Devils Point


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The Devils Point with Cairn Toul


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Lairig Ghru, Braeriach hidden in cloud


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Ben Macdui


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Beinn Bhrotain


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Glen Luibeg


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Viola labradorica (Dog Violet)


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1 final pic as I left
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Re: Carn a'Mhaim, 1st Munro of the year.

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed May 22, 2013 8:39 am

Well done, thats one more than i've managed this year. It's a fine viewpoint this one. :D
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Re: Carn a'Mhaim, 1st Munro of the year.

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed May 22, 2013 8:48 am

That looks pretty good weather for your first of the year, I must start knocking some bigger ones off again very soon. The hill does not look too busy either. :)
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Re: Carn a'Mhaim, 1st Munro of the year.

Postby gyles » Thu May 23, 2013 1:55 pm

The A939 from Tomintoul towards Braemar is closed today because of snow.

What a change in conditions from when I passed through Tuesday to get to Linn of Dee.
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Re: Carn a'Mhaim, 1st Munro of the year.

Postby quoman » Thu May 23, 2013 7:23 pm

I was on the otherside of you doing Derry cairngorm and Beinn Mheadhoin i was at the lodge at 9.10 must have just mist you,and it was a lovely day.
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Re: Carn a'Mhaim, 1st Munro of the year.

Postby gyles » Thu May 23, 2013 10:13 pm

Yeah just missed you, I was there 8.50 - 9.00.

Did you come from Linn of Dee?
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