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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.

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.

Plateau approaching Carn a Gheoidh
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.

Approach to the summit of The Cairnwell
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.

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


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


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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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