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No longer a "gorms virgin"

No longer a "gorms virgin"


Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:13 pm

Route description: Ben Macdui and Cairngorm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Macdui, Cairn Gorm

Date walked: 12/09/2010

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 18 km

Ascent: 1070m

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This was all our 1st time in the Cairngorms,left house at 5.30 and picked up alans,and JB likes a beer and walking across car park by 8am heading for Ben Macdui,with a fine view back to Loch Morlich
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loch morlich
and not so nice over to the ski centre
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empty carpark and ski centre
.The good path takes you the open hillside,then large stones carry you across the Allt ciore an t Sneachda
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jb crossing the stones
this leads on across the moor,no views in this clag,only the path ahead
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follow the path
found the going very easy all the way on to the wide ridge of Maidan Creag an Leth-Choin,with a fleeting glimpse of the small Lochan Buidhe
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lochan buidhe thru the calg
reached the large summit with very little effort,this was so easy for this to be 2nd highest munro
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gammy at summit
.Had a 20min break here for food and let alans and jb muck about with my dogs
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alans @ jb breagh @ kerry
hoping the clouds would clear and get some views across the Larig Ghru,with no luck so started back down to meet up with the path that leads to Cairn Gorm,no sooner of the summit and the clouds clear and we get a good view over to Cairn Toul and Braeriach we think
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Cairn Toul !
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Braeriach !
,now comes the long but very easy walk over to Cairngorm with the views opening up all the time
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Bnyack More
where alans starts posing for the camera
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alans and view
try harder mate
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nearly
now your talking
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better
maybe one more
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get out the way of the view
now some more without alans
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like this one
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long way back to the car
now comes the short pull up to Cairngorm and last pictures of the day
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weather station
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alans and jb and cairn
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gammy at summit
have another short break here then head for home
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cairns mark the way home
.The day started out cloudy as forecast and then cleared also as forecast well done MWIS,can only say we all had a 1st great day in the "gorms"
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Re: No longer a "gorms virgin"

Postby LeithySuburbs » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:33 pm

You'll be back. So many great walks at high and low levels in this area :) . Although the plateau can be tough in bad weather, the ground is great for walking on - so dry and firm. Not been high in the 'gorms at all this year unfortunately :( .
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Re: No longer a "gorms virgin"

Postby Merry-walker » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:13 pm

Well done Gammy! :mrgreen: I really liked 093 picture and I'm pleased it cleared for you.
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Re: No longer a "gorms virgin"

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:22 pm

Cant wait till we get back up in this area,don"t know why but never really fancied this area,how wrong can you be,if the paths are all like this it makes the long miles fairly easy.


The views did open up on the way to Cairn Gorm,and just made me even more keen to go back
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Re: No longer a "gorms virgin"

Postby Merry-walker » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:28 pm

Makes the achey legs worth while, especially when you get the views. And they're all different and beautiful.
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Re: No longer a "gorms virgin"

Postby skuk007 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:29 pm

Nice one gammy, this area is fast becoming my desired area for my planned walking week next May/June.
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Re: No longer a "gorms virgin"

Postby Alan S » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:32 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:No longer a "gorms virgin

:shock: The title of this walk has got absoloutley nothing to do with me :o
Good report mate, it was a great day :D
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Re: No longer a "gorms virgin"

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:36 pm

skuk007 wrote:Nice one gammy, this area is fast becoming my desired area for my planned walking week next May/June.




From what we saw yesterday you could not pick a better place for a weeks walking,
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Re: No longer a "gorms virgin"

Postby Freewheelin » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:11 pm

Great walks and great views (when/if you get them!). Just love the area 8)

Think your sense of direction may be a wee bit off with your pic of Bynack More 'tho ...that's Beinn Mheadhoin!
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Re: No longer a "gorms virgin"

Postby Merry-walker » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:42 pm

I'm deffo going to have to get out to this neck of the woods, this area looks like a walker's heaven
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Re: No longer a "gorms virgin"

Postby Alan S » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:51 pm

Freewheelin wrote:Think your sense of direction may be a wee bit off with your pic of Bynack More 'tho ...that's Beinn Mheadhoin

:lol: I noticed that aswell and the funny thing is when we were on our way to cairn gorm he looked over and said thats Beinn Mheadhoin, dont know where he got bynack more from with the pics,must be an age thing :D
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Re: No longer a "gorms virgin"

Postby Alan S » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:56 pm

Merry-walker wrote:I'm deffo going to have to get out to this neck of the woods, this area looks like a walker's heaven

It certainly is and we will definetly be up there again soon,hope you enjoy when the time comes :D
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Re: No longer a "gorms virgin"

Postby Merry-walker » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:03 am

Alan S... its hard getting old :? but I'm so looking forward to walking this area. I'll even bring the zimmer.. I'll let u use it harar :wink:
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Re: No longer a "gorms virgin"

Postby gaffr » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:51 pm

You got all sorts of weather on this one! .....I now become an pedantic old man :lol: .....Braeriach is just out of shot with your image which shows Cairn Toul and Sgor an Lochan Uaine or to some folks Angel's Peak...still another 15 or so Cairngorms to keep you busy. :D
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Re: No longer a "gorms virgin"

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:25 pm

freewheelin your right on this it"s not Bnyack More and it is Beinn Mheadhoin I stand corrected :(


gaffer you are also right,had another look at the map tonight,it was Cairn Toul on the left and Sgor an Lochain Uaine on the left with Braeriach just out of picture on the right of shot,sorry about all this,but after all I was a "gorms virgin"



alan s enough of the age thing it wasn"t me that slept on the way home I seem to mind :lol: think we need to try and get back up here ASAP had a brill day mate
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