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Morrone

Morrone


Postby litljortindan » Sun May 26, 2013 7:01 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Morrone

Date walked: 25/05/2013

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 480m

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An easy walk with good views of snowy Cairngorms. Most folk seem to do this from Braemar but we started from the landrover track up the south side. I enjoyed this walk, my second visit, but my wife didn't particularly care for it apart from the summit view and the woodland on the north at the bottom.

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near the top. looking north to the Cairhgorms

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view south

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Cairngorms zoom

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me and the dog

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descending to Braemar



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Re: Morrone

Postby Sean0510 » Sun May 26, 2013 9:30 pm

Great report guys! Morrone is a beauty! Looks like you had a good day for it too. Bagged it myself a couple weeks back and I couldn't believe the views - just stunning!
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Re: Morrone

Postby litljortindan » Mon May 27, 2013 3:58 pm

Sean0510 wrote:Great report guys! Morrone is a beauty! Looks like you had a good day for it too. Bagged it myself a couple weeks back and I couldn't believe the views - just stunning!


Yes, it gives really good views of the Cairngorms. Even my wife got excited by the view when she saw there was still snow there. Difficult to capture what the eye sees on photos and video though but still able to pick out a couple of the bits I'm familiar with -Devil's Point and Ben Macdui.
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Re: Morrone

Postby RicKamila » Mon May 27, 2013 4:07 pm

Love Morrone!! What did the conditions on the hills look like around Loch Callater?
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Re: Morrone

Postby litljortindan » Mon May 27, 2013 4:29 pm

RicKamila wrote:Love Morrone!! What did the conditions on the hills look like around Loch Callater?


I think that area appears very briefly on my video clip at around the 3:12 mark. A bit of snow high up but otherwise largely snow free.
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Re: Morrone

Postby RicKamila » Tue May 28, 2013 2:43 pm

litljortindan wrote:
RicKamila wrote:Love Morrone!! What did the conditions on the hills look like around Loch Callater?


I think that area appears very briefly on my video clip at around the 3:12 mark. A bit of snow high up but otherwise largely snow free.


Exactly the area I was looking for. Cheers :thumbup:
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