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Lovely day after wild camp in Cairngorms.

Lovely day after wild camp in Cairngorms.


Postby mamoset » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:40 pm

Route description: Carn a'Mhaim from the Linn of Dee

Munros included on this walk: Carn a'Mhaim

Date walked: 18/07/2017

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 17 km

Ascent: 315m

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After a fairly settled night, we packed up and left our dwellings around 5 o'clock. The sun was just rising, and it was better viewing than the hazy sunset :lol:
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Sunrise over Beinn Mheadhoin.
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Distant Lochnagar in early light.
We headed first for the deleted Munro Top of Stob Coire Sputan Dearg, before heading on to Sron Riach, Ben Macdui's only "Top".
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Coire Sputan Dearg.
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Lochan Uaine and Sron Riach.
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Stob Coire Sputan Dearg and Lochan Uaine.
It was already nice and warm and by the time we left here to head for Carn a' Mhaim, outer layers were being shed. :lol:
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Beinn Bhrotain to Braeriach.
We headed in the general direction of Allt Clach nan Tailler, before hitting flat ground prior to the ascent of Carn a' Mhaim. The views up and down the Lairig Ghru were excellent in the early morning light.
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Carn a' Mhaim

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Coire Bhrochain on Braeriach.
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Beinn Bhrotain to Cairn Toul.
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Cairn Toul to Braeriach.
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The Demons Penis stands erect over the Lairig Ghru.
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The ruin just visible near Ben Macdui summit.
Even though there is a couple of false summits on the way up, this is an easy enough ascent, and our only real one of the day :clap:
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Carn a' Mhaim.
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Last look up the Lairig Ghru.
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Car is over there somewhere!!! Distant Glen Lui.
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Coire Sputan Dearg.
Being such a hot day, we had ran out of fluid during the final descent. By the time we got to Luibeg Burn we were parched and had a real go at drinking it dry :lol: :lol:
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Carn a' Mhaim.
And so, with approach shoes on, it was a nice slow amble in glorious sunshine back to the Linn of Dee after another fantastic two days in the Cairngorms. :clap: 8)
Last edited by mamoset on Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:59 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Lovely day after wild camp in Cairngorms.

Postby rockhopper » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:17 pm

Superb first day and this just tops it off nicely :thumbup: It's a great area for mixing and matching different routes round the hills to suit your time, esp if you can go overnight.

BTW "Macdui Hilton." :lol: :lol: - cheers :)
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Re: Lovely day after wild camp in Cairngorms.

Postby mamoset » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:38 am

Cheers rh, there are so many ways to roam the Gorms, don't think i'll ever get bored of them. :D
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