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Mount Keen via Glen Tanar

Mount Keen via Glen Tanar

Postby Scotshiker » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:29 am

Munros included on this walk: Mount Keen

Date walked: 02/03/2013

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My Bud and me had not been out since last year except for a wee hike and overnight camp on Bennachie in January this year which turned out to be rather different than what we expected and turned out to be a bit mad. We decided to do Mount Keen from Glen Tanar as we had done it from Glen Esk previously. We got to the car park
and got our gear on then headed off. The walking is easy and we stopped at the half way bothy had food and hot drinks and decided that we would sleep here instead of pitching the tent further along the track.
We packed up our gear and headed off again and dumped our rucksacks in the trees off the track and out of view. After crossing the bridge near the Shiel of Glentanar we started the main ascent
Bridge near Shiel of Glentanar.jpg
Mount Keen to left.jpg
, after a while we stopped and put our crampons on as there was a good covering of snow.
Start of ascend up Mount Kenn.jpg
Snow cornice.jpg
The ascent is pretty straight forward and not that steep. We were lucky as the sky was clear form low clouds and we got good views of the surrounding area and of Carn cac Beag (Lochnagar) with cloud cover on its top. We reached the summit
Bennachie in the distance.jpg
, took some more photos had food and hot drinks then started on the hike back to the car
The way back to the car.jpg
. We stopped at the half way bothy had hot drinks and some food sorted our rucksacks out and head back to the car in the dark using our head lights. Fantastic day of hiking.
304-307 Pano.jpg
363-366 Pano.jpg
Braid Cairn, Mount Keen.jpg
Cac Carn Beag (Lochnagar) low cloud covering.jpg
Cac Carn Beag (Lochnagar).jpg
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