The opening Munros of my bagging career chosen due to locality and ease of climbing.
An early start from the Glen Clova car park got me away before the crowds. Setting off at 08:00 in nice dry clear weather.
The initial part of the walk through forestry tracks is pleasant and easy but the main highlight comes as you leave the forest and enter Corrie Fee with the most amazing view right down the Corrie. I could feel the warm air caused by sun heating the cliffs around the area with the down draft blowing as a warm breeze.
An easy if somewhat tiring climb up the end of the Corrie leads to the ascent up to Mayar where a cairn marks the summit
[img][img]https://farm1.staticflickr.com/653/22151094779_f9f4df373d_z.jpg[/img]Ben Mayar Munro #1 by Graham Strachan, on Flickr[/img]
Leaving Mayar I saw the first sign of life with a solitary walker ascending from Driesch. Stopped to speak and found this hardy soul had been on the road from 03:30 bagging his 220th Munro! Now that's impressive.
The walk along to Driesch gave good views South to Angus and a nice hike up to the summit for Munro #2. A stop here at the shelter for a cup of coffee and a bite to eat.
[img][img]https://farm1.staticflickr.com/729/22348621141_7206708a5f_z.jpg[/img]Ben Driesch Munro #2 by Graham Strachan, on Flickr[/img]
The descent back down was pleasant and I met another few folk heading up the reverse route to the one I had taken.
A thoroughly enjoyable start to Munro bagging - highly recommended!
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