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Loch Muick 5

Loch Muick 5


Postby Dirk_ » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:46 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: 17/09/2010

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 36 km

Ascent: 1155m

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Set off from Loch Muick car park @ 10.30am

Headed for the waterfall to take us upto Broad Cairn
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looking over to glas-alt-sheil
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Our 1st Munro of the day - Broad Cairn
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Loch Muick from Broad Cairn
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Looking down on the Broad Cairn Boulder Field
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Paddy on Broad Cairn
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Onwards to Cairn Bannoch
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Not talking to each other
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Cac Carn Beag from Cairn Bannoch
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Loch Dubh
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Summit of Carn an t-Sagairt Mor
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Wreckage on Carn an t-Sagairt Mor
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Heading upto the Stuc
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The Stuc
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Cliffs of Cac Carn Beag
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Lochnagar


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Cac Carn Beag Summit


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Looking over to Meikle Pap


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Looking back on Meikle Pap


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The path home


Weather was great for a walk of this sort, not a drop of rain and very mild gusts.
This is by far one of my favourite walks to date
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Re: Loch Muick 5

Postby MarkD » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:55 pm

Nice. Very nice indeed. Cracker of a day, walk, pics, the whoile kit and caboodle.
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Re: Loch Muick 5

Postby Merry-walker » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:59 pm

That walk looked bloody brilliant!! Excellent photos Dirk, were u and ur doggies shattered at the end of it?
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Re: Loch Muick 5

Postby monty » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:35 pm

good report Dirk,
We done this in much colder weather with plenty of snow on the ground so we didn't see the aicraft bits. Looks like you got a nice day with the weather. Great pictures :D
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Re: Loch Muick 5

Postby Tracyg » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:39 am

Great photos Dirk. Wish i'd seen them before yesterday. We got to the top of Broad Cairn but it was really misty and had rained the whole time! we couldn't see the path across to Cairn Bannoch and there ddin't seem any point in continuing due to the weather (we walk for the views don't we?) we came back down sadly and continued round the Loch. The weather forecast had not been for rain or mist all day!
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Re: Loch Muick 5

Postby mountain coward » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:43 am

Tracyg wrote:we walk for the views don't we?


Bloody good job I don't!
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Re: Loch Muick 5

Postby Dirk_ » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:26 pm

MarkD wrote:Nice. Very nice indeed. Cracker of a day, walk, pics, the whoile kit and caboodle.


The weather was brill, couldnt have asked for a better day :D
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Re: Loch Muick 5

Postby Dirk_ » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:29 pm

Merry-walker wrote:That walk looked bloody brilliant!! Excellent photos Dirk, were u and ur doggies shattered at the end of it?


Myself, the other half and our do (one with the backpack) were not too bad, the little boy was a knackered, I think he had enough around Carn an t-Sagairt Mor.

Saying that we struggled getting out of the car after the 1hour drive back home
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Re: Loch Muick 5

Postby Dirk_ » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:31 pm

monty wrote:good report Dirk,
We done this in much colder weather with plenty of snow on the ground so we didn't see the aicraft bits. Looks like you got a nice day with the weather. Great pictures :D


I fancy doing this walk when there is snow lying, Loch Muick looks cracking in the winter.

I think we missed some of the wreckage, I am certain there is 3 lots, we found 2
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Re: Loch Muick 5

Postby Dirk_ » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:37 pm

Tracyg wrote:Great photos Dirk. Wish i'd seen them before yesterday. We got to the top of Broad Cairn but it was really misty and had rained the whole time! we couldn't see the path across to Cairn Bannoch and there ddin't seem any point in continuing due to the weather (we walk for the views don't we?) we came back down sadly and continued round the Loch. The weather forecast had not been for rain or mist all day!



Yesterday was horrible, we did a short walk up Clachnaben and it was horrible.

Pity the weather was the same @ Loch Muick, it is a great walk

Depending on the weather in the coming weeks we are going to go for Tolmount and Tom Buidhe via Loch Muick or Callter
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Re: Loch Muick 5

Postby magicdin » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:58 pm

Well done Dirk - great area for walking - never managed the round of five myself :)
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Re: Loch Muick 5

Postby Dirk_ » Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:32 pm

magicdin wrote:Well done Dirk - great area for walking - never managed the round of five myself :)


This weekend's supposed to be nice, little chance of rain, defo wore a day out
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Re: Loch Muick 5

Postby Dirk_ » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:10 pm

Just incase anyone is interested

The other half was wearing a heart monitor for the journey

She burnt off 5790 calories and heart rate was (70% average)
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Re: Loch Muick 5

Postby mountain coward » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:11 pm

The other half must still be young... I used to burn 5000 plus calories in a walk but now I've got old, unfortunately it doesn't work any more :( And that's despite walking very nearly as fast as I used to...
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Re: Loch Muick 5

Postby kinley » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:21 pm

Cracking walk - and only one hours drive from home - jealous 8)

What are calories? :lol:
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