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Mt Keen in the Sunshine

Mt Keen in the Sunshine


Postby Jokester » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:20 pm

Route description: Mount Keen from Glen Esk

Munros included on this walk: Mount Keen

Date walked: 01/06/2014

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 18.44 km

Ascent: 777m

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Made my first Munro of the year, Mt Keen from the South. I've previously done it from the North by bike, but this time thought I would walk it from Invermark for a change of scenery. The car park is at the end of the road effectively and there's no parking charges to worry about. I got there just before 10am and was surprised how quiet it was for a weekend with fine weather.

First view of the summit:-

ImageIMG_0159 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

Looking West up the Water of Mark:-

ImageIMG_0160 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

At the bottom of the first real climb:-

ImageIMG_0161 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

And looking back the way I came from the same point:-

ImageIMG_0162 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

Summit cairn:-

ImageIMG_0163 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

Lochnager to the West from the summit, still quite a bit of snow, even a couple of patches on Mt Keen:-

ImageIMG_0164 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

My local hill, Benachie in the distance:-

ImageIMG_0165 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

Starting the descent towards Invermark again:-

ImageIMG_0167 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

Looking down the glen again:-

ImageIMG_0168 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

Obligatory Queen's Well photos. I certainly wouldn't have drunk from it!

ImageIMG_0169 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0170 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

Was surprisingly quiet I thought for a weekend, only saw a handful of groups, though one seemed to be a university walking club or something judging by the couple of dozen or so people in it.


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Re: Mt Keen in the Sunshine

Postby dooterbang » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:16 pm

Not done it this way but did enjoy doing it from Glen Tanar and that lovely cycle to its base.

Well done on your first munro of the year.
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Re: Mt Keen in the Sunshine

Postby Jokester » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:13 pm

Thanks, going to try and get out a bit more this year and start chiselling away at the full list. Yeah it's a great ride back down the hill, though bumpy in places!
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