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Lochnagar dusk

Lochnagar dusk


Postby kev_russ » Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:16 pm

Route description: White Mounth Munros, Glen Muick

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

Date walked: 25/07/2013

Time taken: 10 hours

Distance: 29 km

Ascent: 1228m

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Finally sussed how to link Flickr to Walk Highlands via "how to use the site forum" thanks guys :wink: so putting up a few pics of a walk back in July.

Me and my bud headed up Lochnagar on a warm braw evening with a plan to camp out somewhere wherever the night took us. It was the back of 5 before we were geared up with a quick stop in Ballater for a cheeky wee chippy. The sun was a warm 26 degrees as we started the ascent.

Evening light
ImageLochnagar & White Mounth Munros 016 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Lochnagar
ImageLochnagar & White Mounth Munros 021 by kev_russ, on Flickr

pink sky
ImageLochnagar & White Mounth Munros 022 - Copy by kev_russ, on Flickr

sunset
ImageLochnagar & White Mounth Munros 023 - Copy by kev_russ, on Flickr

just taking it all in
ImageLochnagar & White Mounth Munros 025 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Lochnagar
ImageLochnagar & White Mounth Munros 026 by kev_russ, on Flickr

path
ImageLochnagar & White Mounth Munros 029 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Approaching the summit
ImageLochnagar & White Mounth Munros 031 by kev_russ, on Flickr

cliffs
ImageLochnagar & White Mounth Munros 32 A by kev_russ, on Flickr

summit
ImageLochnagar & White Mounth Munros 037 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Me and ma bud steve at the summit
ImageLochnagar & White Mounth Munros 042 by kev_russ, on Flickr

View towards Ballater
ImageLochnagar & White Mounth Munros 044 by kev_russ, on Flickr

At this point we decided about pitching our tent but it was still such a nice night we continued on across the plateau. The light was fading so got the head torches on, brought out the compass to practice abit of night nav to get to the summit of Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach.

Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach summit
ImageLochnagar & White Mounth Munros 051 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Hit the summit in darkness and then took a bearing W to meet the path. We both started to feel tired as it hit midnight so found a flattish bit of ground at the foot of Carn an t-Sagairt Beag, set up the tent and cracked open a cheeky can and the whiskey.

camp spot
ImageLochnagar & White Mounth Munros 054 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Woke up during the night pretty chilly. I only took my sleeping bag liner as I thought I would be too warm. A note for the future not at 900 metres up. Packed up with just a cereal bar for breakfast. Another lesson for the future, don't carry up a stove and gas if there is a possibility they won't get used. We then set off for the short distance to the summit of Carn an t-Sagairt Beag.

RAF Canberra wreckage on Carn an t-Sagairt Beag
ImageLochnagar & White Mounth Munros 062 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Looking over to Glen Callater
ImageLochnagar & White Mounth Munros 069 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Distant Lochnagar from Cairn Bannoch
ImageLochnagar & White Mounth Munros 072 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Broad Cairn summit
ImageLochnagar & White Mounth Munros 082 by kev_russ, on Flickr

We both felt pretty fatigued with the descent down to Loch Muick. Felt like forever before we finally arrived back at the car park. Headed to Braemar, stayed in a bunkhouse and then got jaked as our reward for a great couple of days.

Looking back to Broad Cairn
ImageLochnagar & White Mounth Munros 088 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Another look back
ImageLochnagar & White Mounth Munros 092 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Loch Muick
ImageLochnagar & White Mounth Munros 094 by kev_russ, on Flickr
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Re: Lochnagar dusk

Postby jepsonscotland » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:23 pm

Great views all round and what a spot to camp. :clap:
I'm glad you got better weather than I did. I missed that wing :shock: even though I was looking for it! :lol:
Only had 50 - 100 feet visibility! :roll:
Nice photos. :clap:
Chris
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Re: Lochnagar dusk

Postby dooterbang » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:06 pm

Nice report Kev. Some great photos. Looked a great trip...and you've gained some technological know how :wink:
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Re: Lochnagar dusk

Postby Silverhill » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:33 pm

Fabulous! 8) I did this round a few months back and it is up there with my favourites.
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Re: Lochnagar dusk

Postby kev_russ » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:20 pm

jepsonscotland wrote:Great views all round and what a spot to camp. :clap:
I'm glad you got better weather than I did. I missed that wing :shock: even though I was looking for it! :lol:
Only had 50 - 100 feet visibility! :roll:
Nice photos. :clap:
Chris

Cheers :-) aye the wing was just a short walk from the summit!

dooterbang wrote:Nice report Kev. Some great photos. Looked a great trip...and you've gained some technological know how :wink:

Cheers doots aye you learn something new everyday ;)
Silverhill wrote:Fabulous! 8) I did this round a few months back and it is up there with my favourites.

Thanks :-) A great round but a long one!
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