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5M of Lochnagar in sun, rain, fog and blizzard

5M of Lochnagar in sun, rain, fog and blizzard


Postby Andrea Rosslyn » Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:00 pm

Route description: White Mounth Munros, Glen Muick

Munros included on this walk: Broad Cairn, Cairn Bannoch, Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach, Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, Lochnagar

Date walked: 06/08/2016

Distance: 29 km

Ascent: 1228m

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Weekend off was plan for Ben Nevis walk via CMD. As the weather forecast was bad for that area I choose another option...Lochnagar hike. Checked weather forecast morning again and looks that first light rain will come around 5pm.
Quite early start with driving on north had been stop 6 miles before Glen Muick car park as one of the road is closed from January with no sign on B976 (but you can use digression from B976, in Bridge of Muick).
It started late but with sunshine on quite busy path up on first Munro...Lochnagar. On the summit of the first one was so busy :wink: as some German walking group and many other people decided just for 1M Lochnagar walk that day.
Because weather was good and still plenty of time until sunset will come, decision was made and want finish whole the White Mounth Circle that day.
The first 3M were fine, then weather started get worse with fog and heavy rain just before 4M and then turnet into a blizzary white out. I was so grateful that I had my GPS. In this point was better continue to 5M and then down to Loch Muick where the visibility was clear again but still with light rain. Got to car park at 10pm and was happy for camping idea :wink:
Next day woke up to the beautiful morning in Glen Muick :D

Despite the weather condition that was such good experience for navigation skills as well as physical training :wink:


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This road is closed from January (no sign on B976)
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The first one ;-)...Lochnagar
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2nd Munro
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3rd Munro
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4th Munro...absolutely whiteout and rain
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5th Munro in a blizzard whiteout
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Going down from last Munro towards to Loch Muick
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Woke up to the beautiful morning
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These guys doing great job ...Thanks guys! ;-)
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Andrea Rosslyn
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 27
Munros:43   Corbetts:5
Grahams:3   Donalds:2
Sub 2000:11   Hewitts:4
Wainwrights:3   
Joined: Sep 14, 2014
Location: Fife

Re: 5M of Lochnagar in sun, rain, fog and blizzard

Postby Petr Dakota » Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:19 pm

Well done - great achievement :clap: :clap: :clap:
Thanks for GPS - very helpful in poor visibility !!! You are brave, managed all 5 in this conditions and the late night time :shock: :clap: Good experience though, also the wild camp...looks like really beautiful morning after :D :thumbup:
the 1st photo...hmmm...no wondering the road was closed...but which road ?! :lol: :wink: :lol:
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Petr Dakota
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Posts: 1041
Munros:234   Corbetts:25
Grahams:5   Donalds:4
Sub 2000:3   Hewitts:15
Wainwrights:8   
Joined: Sep 3, 2014
Location: North Lanarkshire

Re: 5M of Lochnagar in sun, rain, fog and blizzard

Postby Andrea Rosslyn » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:10 pm

Petr Dakota wrote:Well done - great achievement :clap: :clap: :clap:
Thanks for GPS - very helpful in poor visibility !!! You are brave, managed all 5 in this conditions and the late night time :shock: :clap: Good experience though, also the wild camp...looks like really beautiful morning after :D :thumbup:
the 1st photo...hmmm...no wondering the road was closed...but which road ?! :lol: :wink: :lol:



Thank you, Petr! :)
When you will drive from Balmoral and then turn right from B976 towards to Birkhall, there is section of the road near house school which is join with road from Bridge of Muick (to Glen Muick car park). That´s a road which is closed from January. But my SAT navigation choose this shortcut way. Fortunately, when I started walk I found another way and save my legs from 6 miles additionaly walk :D :wink: :lol:
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Andrea Rosslyn
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Posts: 27
Munros:43   Corbetts:5
Grahams:3   Donalds:2
Sub 2000:11   Hewitts:4
Wainwrights:3   
Joined: Sep 14, 2014
Location: Fife

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