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The Cairnwell Munros

The Cairnwell Munros


Postby howzat » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:22 pm

Route description: The Cairnwell Munros

Munros included on this walk: Càrn a' Ghèoidh, Càrn Aosda, The Cairnwell

Date walked: 17/09/2010

Time taken: 4 hours

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For my 5th, 6th & 7th Munros and the first I had undertaken on my own I decided to tackle the easily accessible Cairnwell Munros from the Glenshee Ski Centre a short drive from my sister in laws house in Blairgowrie . The weather forecast was good but with some strongish winds.

Following the steep unmistakeable track between the ski lifts from the car park within a little under 25 minutes after setting out I had reached the summit of Carn Aosda to be met by some sleet.

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Summit of Carn Aosda


The walk to Carn a Gheoidh was easy going up a gentle slope then across a flat plateau by which time the sun was out.

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Plateau approaching Carn a Gheoidh
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Summit of Carn a Gheoidh


Returning back along the same route to the Cairnwell-Aosda ridge and then up to the summit of The Cairnwell with all its ugly transmitter masts.

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Approach to the summit of The Cairnwell
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Summit of The Cairnwell


Just beyond the summit there was a superb view down Glen Shee before I headed back down to the car park, all in a little under 4 hours.

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View down Glen Shee from the The Cairnwell
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Re: The Cairnwell Munros

Postby jonny616 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:26 pm

Hi

I'm jealous of your weather, was there the day after & could not realy see a thing.

regards

Jonny
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Re: The Cairnwell Munros

Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:52 pm

did these 3 last December,very cold,but very easy,nice set of pics :)
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