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Carn Aosda

Carn Aosda

Postby ancancha » Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:31 pm

Route description: The Cairnwell Munros

Munros included on this walk: Carn Aosda

Date walked: 07/02/2015

Time taken: 1 hours

Distance: 1.15 km

Ascent: 268m

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More of a need to get out for some badly needed exercise, and indulge in some ski touring :D than a full blown walk, although I had intended to go further if the mood took me and the weather and conditions were agreeable.

Parked the car on the east side of the road just past the ski centre on the Braemar side, got my kit on and onto the snow.

Bit of a slog on the way up, snow wasn't really that grippy for the skins on the steep parts, but it was consolidated.
Took the skis off and walked the last hundred or so metres.

Left the skis and sticks at the snow fence at the top of the ski tow and walked the remaining few metres to the cairn at the summit.
To be honest the snow cover was patchy, even though the A93 had been closed several times during the week it must have been because of drifting snow. The snow that had blown off the mountains :lol:
Anyway here is the view from the windy top :?

Looking South towards Glas Tulaichean

Carn Aosda 070215 South.jpg

Looking North up the Glen

Carn Aosda 070215 North.jpg

Looking East

Carn Aosda 070515 East.jpg

and west

Carn Aosda 070215 West.jpg

Not sure what happened to the GPS, I certainly didn't go straight down :lol: although the decent was considerably quicker than the assent :lol:

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Snow wasn't great for skiing on, though suspect a day or two earlier and it would have been nice fluffy powder, sais la vie.
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