This is the route:
I started at dawn at Linn of Dee, and could enjoy breakfast in the pine wood north of Derry Lodge.
Bread and salami.
The summit of Derry Cairngorm.
A selfie from the top of Ben Macdui.
This is where I found shelter. Hutchinson Memorial Hut. If you look well, you'll see two Dundee fellows in the window. We were four people in the bothy this night. The fourth one was a morning bird from Newtonmore, and he left early.
Beinn Mheadhoin gets a high ranking.
The scrambling section:
A wee taste of winter.
The highest positioned loch in UK. Loch Etchachan.
Then I went back to the bothy, and spent some time cooking, eating and reading the curious incidence of the dog in the nighttime. Good book.
The next day was a wee bit more foggy.
I walked for ages, and I just had to take a picture of - something.
The cairn on Beinn Bhreac.
The cairn on Meall an Lundain is very properly built.
That was all from a late November trip to the Cairngorms.
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