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What a day - Derry Cairngorm

What a day - Derry Cairngorm


Postby alanmurray » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:24 am

Munros included on this walk: Derry Cairngorm

Date walked: 29/11/2008

Time taken: 6 hours

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The day started off with cycling to Derry Lodge on a cold misty morning. Our (Jelly and me) hands have never been so cold. Left bikes at Derry Lodge, which saved a long walk in, and hiked towards Derry Cairngorm.
The weather was not looking promising, thick mist from the start. To be honest the forecast was one to stay in your bed, and many said not to venture out on the hills. As usual we go whatever the weather because we're keen to be out on the hills.

The weather was impressive.

The photos speak for themselves.
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Just coming out of the mist


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No mist

Perfect cloud inversion with blue skies and crystal clear vistas
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Wonderful

At top of Derry Cairngorm at 11:15am whilst mates still in bed recovering from last nights beers - you only get one life!
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Nothing more beautiful


All of these pictures were taken with my old canon 4 meg Ixus with no adjustments - works no problems at minus 10.
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Actual pictures

On way the down back into the mist. Rescue helicoptor flying around and practising landing on the summits.
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Back down into the mist

Just one more!
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Actual pictures

If under 2500 feet - no views at all - I feel so lucky.
Great day out.
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Re: What a day - Derry Cairngorm

Postby malky_c » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:02 am

Brilliant! You confused me briefly with the snow there. Until I noticed the date :oops:

Nothing better than being out nice and early on a morning like that.
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Re: What a day - Derry Cairngorm

Postby Milesy » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:22 am

OOooh I got got tingles 8) 8)
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Re: What a day - Derry Cairngorm

Postby alanmurray » Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:15 pm

Yeah, sorry, it's taken me just under two years to place this Report.
Cant wait til it's cold and the snow is here - my favourite time to hill walk. 8)
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