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The Blair sandwich project
by superstar_tradesman » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:10 pm
Route description: Mount Blair
Grahams included on this walk: Mount Blair
Date walked: 15/01/2017
Time taken: 1.1 hours
Distance: 3.7 km
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The plan was very straightforward—a cheese roll before and another one after, and walk to the top in between. So we left the car, crossed the gate, picked up the track and plodded straight up to the top. The snow cover was much more limited here, out in the open, than in the sheltered forest around Crock, so the going was fast.
There was a bit of a breeze at the top, but nothing too serious. The cloud level was about 800m, so the nearby Corbetts were almost clear; the Munros further north hidden in the murk. There were pockets of fog down in Glenshee, but further on, uninterrupted views to the Lomond Hills and the Ochils.
After taking in the view, inspecting the cairn, the phone mast and the viewfinder—which looked more like a jacuzzi as there was a huge puddle in the middle—we turned round and made our way straight back down the way we came.
A contrasting couple of hills, and a great way to spend a snowy January Sunday.
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by Mal Grey » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:23 pm
Sometimes a quick afternoon blast makes an average weather day seem worthwhile.
by Sgurr » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:35 pm
by superstar_tradesman » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:39 pm
Sgurr wrote:We climbed this in May 1997 and for some reason kept looking around for Mount Prescott....and fixed on Crock (I think). Lot of ironmongery gone up since then.
I was thinking about an Alastair Campbell-inspired title, until I came up with this one!