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White Mounth Munro's (a.k.a. Lochnagar 5)

White Mounth Munro's (a.k.a. Lochnagar 5)


Postby bar72 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:54 pm

Route description: Lochnagar from Glen Muick

Munros included on this walk: Broad Cairn, Cairn Bannoch, Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach, Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, Lochnagar

Date walked: 08/09/2013

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 30 km

Ascent: 1413m

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Planned this twice over the last fortnight and it didn't happen due to my recurring back injury (disc bulge at L4) playing havoc with my sciatica. still having problems with back today but weather forecast was good so decided that it's now or never.

headed up to the spittal for 7.15am and set off on the anti-clockwise circuit.

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..and we're off heading for munro no.1, Lochnagar.


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heading up through the trees past the cottages


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Lochnagar, stunning


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passed the large cairn which you may think is the summit, the true summit is around 100m north


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on the summit


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heading for no.2, Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach


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on the summit of Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach. munro no.2 bagged ;; looking to get on it with no.3, haha


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heading for no.3, Carn an t-Sagairt Mor


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Carn an t-Sagairt Mor famous plane wreckage, an RAF Canberra jet that crashed here in November 1956


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No.3 bagged, Carn an t-Sagairt Mor


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walk 100 mtrs north of summit & you'll find remains of the RAF Canberra jet that crashed here in November 1956


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Heading for no.4, Cairn Bannoch


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Munro no.4 bagged, Cairn Bannoch


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Looking over East to 5th & final Munro, Broad Cairn


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Summit of Broad Cairn looking down to Loch Muick


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on way down, you have the option to stay on main track but as it was windy i headed left down to the loch ;;


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the Queens old house )


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the Queens old house )


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flat slog all the way back to the car ;


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GPS info ;


and another 5 bagged on a day out.
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Re: White Mounth Munro's (a.k.a. Lochnagar 5)

Postby Backpacker » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:05 pm

Good report, glad to see you got a decent day for it.
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Re: White Mounth Munro's (a.k.a. Lochnagar 5)

Postby davetherave » Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:22 pm

Yup I do sympathise with your back issues. I had a weeks holiday booked 3 weeks ago, all our routes for the week were made for the days ahead.

Sunday night car was packed with all our camping and hiking gear-we were ready to go.

I bent down to clap the dogs and that was it, I couldn't straighten up. Virtually bedded all week of my holiday.

Holiday ruined and one pi,, ed off wife made for a very unhappy week.

Very, very well done on achieving the above with a dodgy back.
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Re: White Mounth Munro's (a.k.a. Lochnagar 5)

Postby bar72 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:11 pm

dave, had bother with my back for last 10 year. also had ruined plans ; painkillers no longer work, had to battle through it last 10 days but backing off now, pardon the pun :)
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Re: White Mounth Munro's (a.k.a. Lochnagar 5)

Postby kev_russ » Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:53 pm

Braw report and pics :thumbup: , ah ken whit its like tae have a sare back. Guid effort
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