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Bod an Deamhain (The Devils Point)

Bod an Deamhain (The Devils Point)


Postby Scotshiker » Sun May 09, 2010 5:37 pm

Munros included on this walk: The Devil's Point

Date walked: 17/04/2010

Time taken: 8 hours

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Arrived at Linn of Dee car park Friday night in the dark (around 10.30pm),
IMG_0018 The Cell 1.jpg
Pitched tent in carpark. Woke up Saturday mornin had cooked breakfast and hot drinks packed up gear and headed off just after 7.30 am
IMG_0027 Carn a' Mhaim & Carn Crom.jpg
. Arrived at Bob Scotts Memorial hut around 9.30 am. We were not in any hurry as enjoying the views as last time we were up this way (Feb 2010 to Glen Derry)it was covered in snow and so different. We downed our gear at BSMH and had drinks and photo/video taking session. The Cairngorm mountain rescue guys were in there hut near Derry Lodge
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so we stopped for a few minutes to take pics and headed off. The weather was good walking weather
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no snow on ground but on the mountains all around which was clearing
IMG_0152 Sron Riach & West side of Derry Cairngorm.jpg
IMG_0169 Beinn Bhrotoin.jpg
except for Luibeg Bridge where there was a wall of snow
IMG_0076 Luibeg Bridge.jpg
. A few hours walking and admiring the views then we got our first proper look at Bod an Deamhain
IMG_0174 Bod an Deamhain - The Devils Point.jpg
and the rest of the area
Northern Lairig Ghru.jpg
Southern Lairig Ghru.jpg
Corrour Bothy & The Devils Point.jpg
Carn a Mhaim.jpg
. We arrived at Corrour Bothy
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and dumped gear, had a break, food and drinks and then headed off up to The Devils Point. It was an easy ascend up as weather was fantastic but we went up its grassy slope rather than the track(to save us crossing snow bridge over burn further up)
IMG_0247 Matty ascending Snow on Bod an Deamhain.jpg
. When we go to the top there was a nice snow cornice(which we did'nt stand on), a little walk then the summit point
IMG_0283 Us 2 at Bod an Deamhain Summit. Yippee ya yeah 1st Munro of 2010.jpg
. We desended down of it and pitched tent, had food then rest. On Sunday it was raining/snowing around 7am so we just went back to sleep, woke up around 11(weather fantastic now) had tea, food, packed gear took this pics of someones trail up Ben Macdui
IMG_0387 Foot trails in snow up Ben Macdui.jpg
and headed home. A perfect weekend for us after failing the last two attempts to acsend Munros due to adverse weather conditions and our 1st Munro of 2010.
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Last edited by Scotshiker on Mon May 24, 2010 11:34 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Bod an Deamhain (The Devils Point)

Postby Scotshiker » Sun May 09, 2010 5:55 pm

Sorry about the spelling mistakes but i did the post on laptop on move we low battery so had to be quick LOL. :D
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Re: Bod an Deamhain (The Devils Point)

Postby fedupofuserids » Sun May 09, 2010 10:55 pm

Hopefully visiting Cairngorms properly this summer, I usually visit the west coast and travel past on the A9. Was thinking of doing Ben Macdui & Cairngorm but might add this to the list!

Nice pics !
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Re: Bod an Deamhain (The Devils Point)

Postby mountain coward » Mon May 10, 2010 10:19 am

LOT of snow there still!
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