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When the drive is longer than the walk...

When the drive is longer than the walk...


Postby mamoset » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:00 pm

Route description: The Cairnwell Munros

Munros included on this walk: Carn a'Gheoidh, Carn Aosda, The Cairnwell

Date walked: 28/07/2016

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 730m

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Having completed the east side of Glen Shee last month, i decided to bite the bullet and finish the other three remaining Munros. I'd read enough to guess this wouldn't be an exhilarating day, but at least they are from my mind now :lol: I parked up at the ski centre, and decided to head up Carn Aosda first.
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Route up Carn Aosda.
It's easy going, up a large track and it's easy to see why authors like McNeish write so rabidly about this area. Anyway, they are still Munro's so on i walked until after only 30mins i was on the summit.
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The Cairnwell from ascent of Aosda.
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Summit Carn Aosda.
The route to The Cairnwell is very easy to follow, but on the plus side, i could see across to the Glen Ey Munro's i did recently.
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Carn a' Gheoidh with Glen Ey hills beyond.
The views from this top are not bad all, being able to see across to Lochnagar and North to the Cairngorms, which had a covering of cloud which later lifted, so a bonus for anyone up on those :clap:
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Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, Lochnagar & Carn an Tuirc.
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Cloud covered Braeriach & Ben Macdui.
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Beinn a'Bhuird & Ben Avon.
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Glas Maol, Creag Leacach & The Cairnwell.
After my round of 360 degrees photo's :lol: i headed off to The Cairnwell, having decided to go to Carn a' Gheoidh last. A brisk walk across and i was on the summit.
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Carn a' Gheoidh & Glas Tulaichean from near Loch Vrotachan.
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The Cairnwell summit.
Not wanting to stay here long :shock: i was quickly on my way to Carn a' Gheoidh, going round Creag a' Coire Dhirich.
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Looking East.
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Carn Aosda beyond Creag a' Coire Dhirich.
You head across an open bit of land, crossing the strangely named "The Coolah" before a final pull up to the summit.
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Looking back from ascent.
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Carn a' Gheoidh summit.
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Beinn a' Ghlo beyond Glas Tulaichean.
A final glance around and a bite to eat, then the easy walk back to the bealach and back to the car. 4.5 hours to get here and 3.5 hours to do the walk!!!!
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Re: When the drive is longer than the walk...

Postby teaandpies » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:18 pm

Yep, been there done that :lol:
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Re: When the drive is longer than the walk...

Postby mamoset » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:21 pm

teaandpies wrote:Yep, been there done that :lol:
Bet you didn't buy the T-Shirt though :shock: :lol:
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Re: When the drive is longer than the walk...

Postby simon-b » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:39 pm

Not quite Latrigg from the Gale Road car park, but the easiest Munros to bag. Not a bad little walk either. I have fond memories of those three, despite all the artificial constructions. Plenty of nature there too, including a good number of mountain hares and ptarmigans.
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Re: When the drive is longer than the walk...

Postby mamoset » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:37 pm

simon-b wrote:Not quite Latrigg from the Gale Road car park, but the easiest Munros to bag. Not a bad little walk either. I have fond memories of those three, despite all the artificial constructions. Plenty of nature there too, including a good number of mountain hares and ptarmigans.

Hey simon, you're right about Ptarmigan and hares, saw numerous Ravens too, so i guess there's always a plus side :clap:
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