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Braemar and Morrone

Braemar and Morrone


Postby pennitom » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:33 pm

Route description: Morrone ascent, Braemar

Corbetts included on this walk: Morrone

Date walked: 01/11/2016

Time taken: 3.75 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 650m

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Several earlier reports of the ascent of Morrone conclude by saying 'we turned round and descended the way we came'. Friends, you don't know what you are missing. 1/11/2016 was a beautifully clear day. It took us 1.75 hours to make the steep ascent, stopping regularly on the way to take in the hills below, and get our breath back. The top was everything that the description promised; 360 degrees of mountain and miles of it. But the best was still to come. We descended as instructed and each dramatic twist of the path brought with it a new panorama, the sun's dancing on the hillsides a photographer's dream. Perhaps some people might have been put off by the relative length of the descent, yet it took us only 2 hours, walking at an easy pace. The final stretch on secluded 'road' remained scenic and absorbing. Go for it (but choose a good day).
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