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Beautiful day in the Cairgorms

Beautiful day in the Cairgorms

Postby jamesb63 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:53 pm

Munros included on this walk: Càrn a' Ghèoidh, Càrn Aosda, The Cairnwell

Date walked: 21/04/2016

Time taken: 2.4 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 880m

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I was going to visit a friend in Glen Ericht so decided to kill 2 birds with 1 stone
and do the Cairnwell 3 ,I set out at 4.15am and arrived at the Ski centre at 6.35
Going by the frost and the high starting point I decided to leave the boots in the car
and just wear my approach shoes :D
The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies , so got the dogs out and was on my way
at 6.40


Some locals on the ski run

From the carpark I took the direct ascent straight up Carn Aosda and after just 25mins
we were on the summit and the views (looking away from the ski tows) was fantastic

The lads on Carn Aosda summit

Glas Maol

Towards Beinn a'Bhuird

A few pics and I was on my way over to Carn a'Gheoidh this was a very pleasant walk
in the conditions and gave good views of hills I have still to do from the Spittal of Glenshee

Pleanty of Mountain Hares on the path to Carn a'Ghe

Another local putting on a pose

Loch Vrotachan

There was very little snow to contend with and really just the final ascent to Carn a,Gheoidh
was the only part that had any real amount and it was solid packed
This was Jakes 90th Munro :clap: :clap:

Summit pic ,this was Jakes 90th top well done him :-)



A quick turnaround and we were heading over to the 3rd of the day The Cairnwell
just following the path we had taken on approach

The Cairnwell not a nice sight

I had met no one yet and looking over to Carn Aosda I couldn't see anyone
Probably because they are such a short route others would start later

Creag Leacach

The ascent to the Cairnwell was very easy and in what seemed like no time at all
since leaving Carn aGheoidh we were on the final top for the day
This was the new start Brins 10TH Munro :clap: :clap:

No prizes for guessing what summit this is

I had gave the dogs a light feed before we started out now I had a sandwich myself
and they helped me with those aswell plus my Tangerines and bananas
Labradors just refuse nothing that I know of and are always hungry :lol: :lol:
I took the straight down descent from the summit to the carpark

Looking from the summit to the carpark empty ,certainly not like this in the ski season

Light mist rolling over Glas Maol

Arriving back at the carpark there was one car just arrived and 2 ladies getting geared up
said a polite hello put my things in the car got the dogs in and was on my way
2hrs 40mins ,and I know these hills don't get great reviews but on a day like today
it was a great little walk ,20mins later I was sitting in my friends having coffee
so this was a bonus to get them done :D
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