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I thought that I was alone on the great plateau.

I thought that I was alone on the great plateau.


Postby gaffr » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:16 pm

Route description: Ben Macdui and Cairngorm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Macdui, Cairn Gorm

Date walked: 12/02/2010

Distance: 17 km

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Managed to wrestle the motor from the French woman and get a belated start to my day out in the Cairngorms. So late that the only parking ...on a Friday!....was at Coire na Ciste with a shuttle bus to get you to the Coire Cas starting point. There had been some fresh snow overnight with slight snow fallling when I passed by the queue for the Poma uplift. The grey stuff didn't lift until I was at 1083 when it became a real pleasure to be high up.....apart from the trail blazing :( ... but then is it not good for the legs?
1 The great white vast.jpg
Sgor an Lochan Uaine and Cairn Toul from the higher ground above .1083.
2 coires appearing from the grey stuff.jpg
The big Braeriach corries
3  hardly a footfall anywhere.jpg
Hardly a footfall anywhere
4 the high point on Macdui.jpg
The high point on Ben Macdui with the cairn area nearly under the snowfall.
5 I am not alone on the big plateau.jpg
I am not alone on the big plateau.
6 the big coires of Braeriach with my sole plateau meeting.jpg
My sole meeting that day on the plateau with the Braeriach coires behind.
7 Beinn Mheadhoin tors.jpg
Beinn Mheadhoin tors.
8 a last look at Beinn Mheadhoin from 1141.jpg
A last look at Beinn Mheadhoin from .1141.
Last edited by gaffr on Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: I thought that I was alone on the great plateau.

Postby Paul Webster » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:31 pm

Some pics there Gaffr - stunners 8)
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Re: I thought that I was alone on the great plateau.

Postby Stretch » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:59 pm

First class stuff here Gaffr! What a view!
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Re: I thought that I was alone on the great plateau.

Postby kevsbald » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:26 pm

I am totally envious of those views and no doubt your experience today. Absolutely stunning photos - Scotland is just such an amazing country to be in. Maks me recht proud.
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Re: I thought that I was alone on the great plateau.

Postby kinley » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:58 pm

8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

Wow - I wish the weekend forecast was good for the 'Gorms.

That looks STUNNING :D

Cheers - very jealous but also very grateful :D
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Re: I thought that I was alone on the great plateau.

Postby warbietoo » Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:44 pm

People ask why i go walking, what i get out of being in the middle of nowhere and when you look back at the pictures like this of your days walk, you just smile. :D

Great pics.
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Re: I thought that I was alone on the great plateau.

Postby benno » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:38 pm

Wonderful pictures Gaffr. Thanks.
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Re: I thought that I was alone on the great plateau.

Postby delberto » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:40 pm

very mpressed- nice pics
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Re: I thought that I was alone on the great plateau.

Postby skye2304 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:14 pm

Makes wading up thru the "grey stuff" worthwhile! What a fantastic day out you have had. One for the memory cells to store for later years, no doubt. Happy days...
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Re: I thought that I was alone on the great plateau.

Postby midgebite » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:56 am

fantastic photos, looks like it was a great day to be out on the hills, i'm sooo jealous!!
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Re: I thought that I was alone on the great plateau.

Postby foggieclimber » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:34 am

Stunning pics.
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Postby Gable Gable End » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:11 pm

mindblowing photos. simply stunning.
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Re: I thought that I was alone on the great plateau.

Postby zippy42 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:50 pm

Fantastic pics we're hoping to go up this Friday onto Braeriach parking at the Rothiemurchus Lodge - will post our pics next week
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Re: I thought that I was alone on the great plateau.

Postby audreywaugh » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:30 pm

Stunning photos..walking in a winter wonderland... :D
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Re: I thought that I was alone on the great plateau.

Postby erin_niamh » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:04 pm

stunning photos!!!
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