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Points, Peaks, Plateaus and Pain

Points, Peaks, Plateaus and Pain


Postby mountainboy12 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:45 pm

Munros included on this walk: Braeriach, Cairn Toul, Sgor an Lochain Uaine, The Devil's Point

Date walked: 01/06/2013

Time taken: 15 hours

Distance: 36 km

Ascent: 1450m

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We started at the Sugar Bowl at 6:00am and i left my house at 4:30am. We had set foot on the well made path crossing the road and going over a bridge. Once we got out of the trees we finally saw the Challamain Gap and Cairngorms Ski Centre and Cairn Gorm Mountain with the cloud on and off the top and its ridge going from Ben Macdui. We got the Gap after not much time of walking and we walked over the boulders leaving us with very sore feet but it worn off after we got down to the split just next to the River Dee. We took a left at the split going into the Lairig ghru with Braeriach to the right and Creag An Leth-Choin to the left. After about 5 hours of walking we got the Bothy at the bottom of The Devils Point and we stopped there for something to eat. Afetr we had something to eat we were ready to walk to the top of The Devils Point. We were walking up The Devils Point and we saw a Ptarmigan i tried to sneak up on it but it flew away but my dad get a photo of it. we got to the top of The Devils Point it didnt take to long to get to the top. on the way back down hopping over boulders as we go down we walk along some flat ground just so we could start climbing again up onto a Plateau we found a cairn showing where to start the climb to Cairn Toul. We walked along a flat grounded ridge to where we started climbing up Cairn Toul. We got to the top of Cairn Toul in the cloud so we had no view. We came down off Cairn Toul just we could start climbing again but before we did we were looking out at Lochin Uaine in the Corrie between Cairn Toul and Sgor An Lochin Uaine (Angel's Peak). After we looked we walked to the top of Sgor An Lochin Uaine (Angel's Peak) seiing a Cairn at the top of it but we got a view on this mountain but it was hale stones. We now came off that and we walked to the flat Plateau of Braeriach Passing the highest Munro Top (Carn Na Criche 4,150ft). We had passed The River Dee at 4,000ft in the air. We got to the top of Braeriach but we never seen the pile of stones at the top because it was covered in snow. We walked back to the car park it felt longer going back than actually getting to the mountains. We got back to the car park at about 9:00pm feeling amazing to actually sit down.

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Chalamain Gap


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Lairig Ghru and The River Dee


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The Devils Point


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Cairn Toul


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Sgor An Lochin Uaine (Angel's Peak)


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Braeriach


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Ben Macdui
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Re: Points, Peaks, Plateaus and Pain

Postby dannyboy2003 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:54 pm

great walk...when we did these 4 hills we did one way from sugar bowl to linn of dee, but i think your walk was longer...amazing effort!
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Re: Points, Peaks, Plateaus and Pain

Postby Fudgie » Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:59 pm

Thats a great day out. Well done :clap:
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Re: Points, Peaks, Plateaus and Pain

Postby GillC » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:15 pm

oooooh that looks like a goody well done, one for the radar :clap:
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Re: Points, Peaks, Plateaus and Pain

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:28 pm

Well done thats a long day for a young lad. The Chalamain Gaps hard work eh :D
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Re: Points, Peaks, Plateaus and Pain

Postby rockhopper » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:48 pm

certainly a long day but well worth it in the end :thumbup: would agree on the gap....pick the right course and you get through it not too badly but pick the wrong course and you're jumping about all over the place :roll: - cheers :)
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Re: Points, Peaks, Plateaus and Pain

Postby PeteR » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:32 pm

Superb effort :D I have this route down (in the opposite direction) for later in the year. I hope I can manage it in 15 hours too :D
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Re: Points, Peaks, Plateaus and Pain

Postby soapy27 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:45 am

Nice report and photos there Mark :clap:
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Re: Points, Peaks, Plateaus and Pain

Postby mountainboy12 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:35 pm

Dean its Marc not Mark :/
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