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Mount Keen on a Perfect Day

Mount Keen on a Perfect Day


Postby ianmcr » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:06 pm

Munros included on this walk: Mount Keen

Date walked: 07/03/2016

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 18 km

Ascent: 810m

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Left Bishopbriggs with Gordon at 8:00am on a bright, sunny but frosty morning. After an easy journey in the passenger seat we arrived at the car park at Auchronie about 10:45 and set of on foot 5minutes later.
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A very pleasant walk on the track along side the Water of Mark got us to the Queens Well and Glenmark and a good view of the snow covered summit for which we were heading.
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Soon after crossing the burn a couple of time we were walking on crisp snow uptake zig zag path onto the high moorland where black grouse and mountain hares, (still in their winter fur) were in abundance.
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A plod up even but steepening slopes over snow of not so even consistency got us relatively easy to the summit.
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Some photographs and some lunch and we were soon on the way down before getting too cold.
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The uneven consistency of the surface was better appreciated on the descent with howls of laughter as each in turn fell through the crispness to be knee deep in snow.
Yet more hares and grouse were spotted and we were soon back at Glenmark for a wee seat and a drink.
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The walk back along the track to the car did feel longer than the way in, but changing light kept things interesting.
A short drive to Edzell and the Tuck Inn for haddock and chips rounded of a perfect day.
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Re: Mount Keen on a Perfect Day

Postby rockhopper » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:42 am

cracking day for it - walking conditions looked perfect :thumbup: - cheers :)
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Re: Mount Keen on a Perfect Day

Postby Borachon » Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:40 pm

Took the same route as you guys the following day. Jealous of your weather... I could barely see anything from the summit, just white and grey!
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Re: Mount Keen on a Perfect Day

Postby katyhills » Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:15 pm

Lovely day you had - makes such a difference under clear blue skies doesn't it?

The snow really adds to this hill. Lovely photos :)
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