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Mount Keen

Mount Keen


Postby mamoset » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:31 pm

Route description: Mount Keen from Glen Esk

Munros included on this walk: Mount Keen

Date walked: 21/10/2016

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 17 km

Ascent: 740m

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There isn't a great deal to say about the walk up Mount Keen. Pleasant enough route up Glen Mark, passed the Queen's Well and up the Ladder Burn. This walk killed two birds with one stone for me, as I took the wife along because she has always wanted to try some real Arbroath Smokies :shock: and so we called in to a smokery in Arbroath before doing this Munro. Weather wasn't the best, though it didn't rain which was a plus, so here are a few pics.
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Autumnal colours.
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The route ahead.
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The Queens Well.
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Looking back from the Ladder Burn path.
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Knowe of Crippley.
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The path to a cloud shrouded summit.
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Mount Keen summit trig point.
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Views improve on the descent.
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Mount Keen clears!!!!!
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Looking back to our route.
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby rockhopper » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:11 pm

Definitely a more sensible way to approach than walking over from Glen Muick ( :shock: :shh: :silent: ). Nice walk even if the weather's not the best - does look a good one for a bike - cheers :)
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby dav2930 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:08 pm

Nice one mamoset, looked a good walk with great autumn colours. I'm not familiar with the Glen Mark approach as I went from the north up Glen Tanar (with bike). It was a shame you missed out on the summit views - they're very extensive. But then we can't expect to get summit views every time I suppose!
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby mamoset » Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:39 pm

rockhopper wrote:Definitely a more sensible way to approach than walking over from Glen Muick ( :shock: :shh: :silent: ). Nice walk even if the weather's not the best - does look a good one for a bike - cheers :)

hi rh, there was an "older" couple at the lodge on bikes, think the wife was a bit jealous on the way back :lol:

dav2930 wrote:Nice one mamoset, looked a good walk with great autumn colours. I'm not familiar with the Glen Mark approach as I went from the north up Glen Tanar (with bike). It was a shame you missed out on the summit views - they're very extensive. But then we can't expect to get summit views every time I suppose!

hey dav, both the above mentioned routes were discounted as i didn't think the wife would appreciate it :shock: shame about the views, can't have it all :crazy:
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