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Coire Beul an Sporain

Coire Beul an Sporain


Postby litljortindan » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:37 pm

Date walked: 22/08/2013

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 5.5 km

Ascent: 320m

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Went for a stroll along the track heading west from Balsporran on a day when the weather forecast was remarkably accurate; drizzle east of Tomintoul, early morning low cloud sitting beneath the tops and breaking and clearing north and west of the Cairngorms...
Although there was little wind to speak of we were treated to some fine displays of the low cloud rising, breaking and generally swirling about. Can't recommend the track over an ascent of the hillside but it helped us deal with the mist. Once we got half way to the high point the going became pretty easy and quite pleasant at the high point and beyond.

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cloud breaking
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on the other side
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cloud rising
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we like to keep a clean nose
Last edited by litljortindan on Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:51 am, edited 6 times in total.
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Re: 57207670

Postby ChrisW » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:26 am

Great wee video litljortindan with some beautiful views as the clouds rolled by :D
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Re: 57207670

Postby litljortindan » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:55 pm

ChrisW wrote:Great wee video litljortindan with some beautiful views as the clouds rolled by :D


The clouds definitely made the walk. Would have been interesting to include some of the tops to the south but we had to return home in the afternoon. What we did makes for a good short walk though.
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