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Munro Running - Cairnwell Three

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:25 pm
by Avocetboy
Quick stop off on the way to Loch Muick to run the easiest Munros in the World! One hour 28 minutes for three! Crazy! Maybe some sort of a record, but I am sure there are others out there who have beaten it (Boy Vertiginous, RoscoT???)

Carn Aosda was reached in 18 minutes. Pretty steep and walked with long strides rather than running. It was then a very enjoyable run over to Carn a'Gheoidh, scattering multiudes of mountain hares, ptarmigan and grouse. I touched both cairns as not sure which was highest. Sun out on the way back and view down valley was gorgeous.

Rather than take the hideous track up to Cairnwell, there was a nice path that went up and over the minor top before the summit. Quick photo on top and then back down the ski run to avoid, once again, the horrible track

ImageCairnwell 3 by paul wilson, on Flickr

ImageCairnwell 3 by paul wilson, on Flickr

ImageCairnwell 3 by paul wilson, on Flickr

ImageCairnwell 3 by paul wilson, on Flickr

ImageCairnwell 3 by paul wilson, on Flickr

Re: Munro Running - Cairnwell Three

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:52 pm
by prog99
You should try the 9 then. Note the record!

http://www.scottishhillracing.co.uk/RaceDetails.aspx?RaceID=RA-0215

I've ran 8 out of 9 in around 6 hours but started and finished at the Devil's Elbow. Missed out Carn a'Gheoidh as the weather started to turn however I think my route ended up with similar ascent and distance. I'm sure you'd do better, I'm not great at fell running.