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Braeriach, circuit from Whitewell

Braeriach, circuit from Whitewell


Postby bigbertie » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:56 pm

Route description: Braeriach, circuit from Whitewell

Munros included on this walk: Braeriach

Date walked: 14/09/2008

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bio-man, sorry to hear you didn't complete the Braeriach circuit, but at least you made the top. I attach some pics from a trip in June 2007 when I walked in from Coylumbridge up Glen Einich it was also cloudy, and I pitched my tent beside the lochain in Coire an Lochain feeling a bit subdued. But late evening the cloud suddenly lifted.....
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9pm in Coire an Lochain

the next morning I got up at 5am when the sun hit the tent to find the whole of Scotland covered in a massive inversion. I rushed through breakfast and up onto Braeriach plateau, where I passed the reindeer herd standing on one of the remaining snow patches! There were amazing views......
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Carn a Mhaim (in cloud) from Braeriach

I didn't complete the circuit because I was continuing to Blair Atholl (via Cairn Toul, Beinn Bhrotain, Glen Tilt) and with another night's camping. I hope you get better weather next time. BigB
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Re: Braeriach, circuit from Whitewell

Postby bio-man » Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:41 pm

Excellent pics especially the second one. For a brief moment, the cloud cover lifted and there was an excellent view of a sheer drop to the Lairig Ghru. In an instant it was gone!! heading back on Saturday for a repeat and try for the whole plateau and see if I can see the ptarmigans agian!!
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