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Beinn Mheadhoin & Derry Cairngorm
by Scotshiker » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:07 am
Route description: Beinn Mheadhoin and Derry Cairngorm from Deeside
Munros included on this walk: Beinn Mheadhoin, Derry Cairngorm
Date walked: 12/06/2010
Distance: 32 kmRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
We set off Friday night late and got to BSMH and slept there as wind was too strong to pitch the tent and bothy was practically empty (3people&1dog) . We set off Saturday morning and just took our time to get to HMH at the Northern end of Glen Derry. The Glen looked so different with all the snow gone and somehow Not so BIG as it did the 1st time. The burns were running a high water line and the 2 burns at the Northern end were a task to cross with loaded rucksacks on our backs. Everyone got over safe and dry and after a little time we reached HMH . Like Corrour bothy with Bod an Deamhaim (The Devils Point), HMH has good back drop surroundings that give you a good perspective on the size of the mountains around you. We all ate,drunk and rested till everyone was ready to attempt Beinn Mheadhoin . The burn flowing from Loch Etchachan also had a high water line making crossing it difficult especially for my Girlfriends daughter but all crossed it safe and dry twice. As we were Ascending the upper section of Beinn Mheadhoin low clouds were moving in our direction from Cairn Gorm Reducing visability, we all reached the summit took some photos and a wee break and head down to HMH. On Saturday we Ascended Creagan a Choire Etchachan with Loch Etchachan behind us, and boulders upon boulders all the way over Derry Cairngorm and onto Carn Crom . It took us alot longer than we expected but we reached BSMH had a break then head back to car at Linn of Dee and headed home. 4 Mountains, 2 of them Munros not BAD for my Girlfriend and her Daughter for there 1st time out and carrying loaded rucksacks. Well Done to you both.
by Graeme D » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:08 pm
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