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Mount Blair........brrrrr

Mount Blair........brrrrr

Postby Dot on the landscape » Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:21 pm

Route description: Mount Blair

Grahams included on this walk: Mount Blair

Date walked: 22/02/2016

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 4.5 km

Ascent: 434m

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Parking was easy to find as described in the WH overview (enough for maybe 5 cars parked sensibly) ....as was the gate a few hundred metres along the road eastwards towards Forter

Having passed through the gate, the path wasn't easy to spot at all so we headed straight upwards. This was boggy in places to start with, but quickly got firmer as the ground got more frozen and snow covered. Only later, on the way back, were we able to follow the footsteps others had left to follow the correct path – which was just as boggy as our route up.

Overall, not much to say about the walk – not particularly interesting, being straight up and down over open moorland. But the views of the southern Cairngorms and Perthshire hills were excellent. It took us around 3 hours, but included lots of stops for pictures and the obligatory cuppa at the summit in the shelter of the toposcope

Approaching Blair.jpg
Mount Blair as we approached from the West

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Boggy to start with, so having to watch footing

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Second gate around a 1/3 of the way up

more of the same.jpg
More of the same

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Almost there....

ice station zebra.jpg
Ice station Zeba.....jings it was nippy

great viewfinder.jpg
Great for hunkering down out the cold wind....and great for pointing out the various mountains around

view west.jpg
view to the West

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view to the North - incoming!!

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View East(ish)

To the North again.....as we were on the way down
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Re: Mount Blair........brrrrr

Postby Gordie12 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:52 pm

Yeh, not a lot you can say about this one.

Park, walk uphill, reach the top, walk back down again.

But another good day out for you.
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