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Big Stretch up Ben Macdui

Big Stretch up Ben Macdui


Postby Bod » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:42 pm

Route description: Ben Macdui and Cairngorm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Macdui

Date walked: 29/06/2013

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 16.6 km

Ascent: 842m

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The merry crew enjoying each others company and pleasantly happy with the absence of expected wind and rain.
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Coire an Lochain looking stunning today.
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Gammy with the Lairig Ghru appearing below.
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Jessica, Helen and Valerie crossing the first of remaining snow fields.
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Braeriach over there clear today too :)
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Very happy walkers, Jessica too in her first week ever of munro bagging :)
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Lunch time on the second highest spot in the UK.....and would you believe it I had left my lunch behind in the van!!! Huge thanks to Gammy for a cheese roll, Stretch for a mars bar and all the others for kind support and nibbles...Ritchie too missed out on his biscuits!
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Ben Macdui summit area.
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Jessica and Colin having fun in the snow :)
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Beinn Mheadhoin viewed across the area dropping down to Loch Avon. Making our way now to see Coire an t-Sneachda :)
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Stretch and Jessica taking it all in at this special point in the walk :)
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Gammy happy on his throne :)
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Making our way over Stob Coire an t-Sneachda, just fancinating and amazing....
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Pat looking very much at home.
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Valerie already planning her next walks :)
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Always a favourite of mine, never failing glorious views down to lochans through the crags :)
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Myself floating on air :)
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Ritchie and the girls waiting for beers and wine to arrive, courtesy of our good man Stretch :)
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We had descended Fiscail a' Choire Chais, and had 1/2 hour to fill whilst the others visited Cairngorm summit too. So what better than a chilled relaxing pint! :)
Last edited by Bod on Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:35 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: Big Stretch up Ben Macdui

Postby Bod » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:03 pm

A special day last Saturday with all of us enjoying a trip up Ben Macdui with Stretch, Jessica, Colin, Pat, Paul, Helen, Gammy, Valerie, myself and Ritchie :wink: :D :D

...better had go and add a few more words to the report :lol:
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Re: Big Stretch up Ben Macdui

Postby Fife Flyer » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:08 pm

Some great photo's :clap:
You were lucky with the weather, that looks like another one to add to my list :wink:
Out of interest did you drive up on the day or stay up that way?
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Re: Big Stretch up Ben Macdui

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:10 pm

Looks a fine day up there! some fine photographs and I see quite a bit of fun was had, great stuff :)
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Re: Big Stretch up Ben Macdui

Postby rockhopper » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:25 pm

:lol: :lol: :thumbup: :thumbup: :clap: :clap: - looked a good day....words can't describe it :wink:
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Re: Big Stretch up Ben Macdui

Postby Bod » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:59 pm

Fife Flyer wrote:Some great photo's :clap:
You were lucky with the weather, that looks like another one to add to my list :wink:
Out of interest did you drive up on the day or stay up that way?


Some of us drove up and down from the central belt, some stay locally and some of us camped Friday night (Dalraddy Campsite) and went home to Fife after the walk :wink: :D :D
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Re: Big Stretch up Ben Macdui

Postby Bod » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:00 pm

rockhopper wrote::lol: :lol: :thumbup: :thumbup: :clap: :clap: - looked a good day....words can't describe it :wink:


Words up now rockhopper. Cheers to yourself, Rodmiester and Fife Flyer for the comments :D
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Re: Big Stretch up Ben Macdui

Postby Collaciotach » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:24 pm

A grand hill MacDhui ..glad you enjoyed the day :D
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Re: Big Stretch up Ben Macdui

Postby simon-b » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:49 pm

Great views of the northern corries, Bod. It's a special place!
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Re: Big Stretch up Ben Macdui

Postby mrssanta » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:48 am

Lovely to see the mountain pictures, but even more the smiley faces of far-flung friends getting together - and no clag anywhere!
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Re: Big Stretch up Ben Macdui

Postby madasa mongoose » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:12 am

Looks like you all had a grand day out Bod :D

But, forgetting Ritchie's biscuits?! :shock: Has he forgiven you yet? :wink: :lol:
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Re: Big Stretch up Ben Macdui

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:56 am

Hoping to do this along with Cairn Gorm when we go to the Cairngorms in a few weeks, can't wait now!
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Re: Big Stretch up Ben Macdui

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:35 am

Brilliant day all round Bod,great views,great craick,just great.
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Re: Big Stretch up Ben Macdui

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:25 pm

Good stuff Bod and even better getting the views :D
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Re: Big Stretch up Ben Macdui

Postby lochfyne » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:41 pm

Enjoyed your photos as we were on Ben Macdui and across to Cairngorm the day before you on Friday, and couldn't see anything. It was very windy so had to keep well back from the edge when passing the crags, so especially liked these photos as we could see what we had missed
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