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Glen Shee Munro's

Glen Shee Munro's


Postby warbietoo » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:53 pm

Route description: The Cairnwell Munros

Munros included on this walk: Carn a'Gheoidh, Carn Aosda, The Cairnwell

Date walked: 16/10/2010

Time taken: 4.5 hours

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Since this was the first walk of the season we decided to have a go at the three Munro's that no one wanted to do but it would break us in gently as we last walked in April. The weather was meant to be good but it was low cloud and when we were taking the access road up to the top of Carn Aosda i thought this was going to be a monotonous day.
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View to Carn Aosda
Once on top i could see over to the "Cairnwell". Jings what an ugly summit and I've done a separate post to cover that subject. We walked over to Carn a'Gheoidh first and what a difference as the views became pleasant on the eyes.
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View North with Loch Vrotachan (Sounds like a baddy in the last Harry Potter movie)
We saw "Hunners" of Mountain hares which were starting to get their winter coats. The big black dug just looked at them in amazement as they ran. He's fast but these guys were like roadrunner on speed!!
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Mountain Hare breaking the land speed record.
When we got to the top we were graced with terrific views especially to the southern Cairngorms. I was starting to enjoy myself now.
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The big black dug, Tommy boy, Me and fat Boab on the summit.
Then i looked round and saw the journey back to the Cairnwell. :(

But hey first walk of the winter over with and looking good for the rest. If i could only get rid of this pillow that someone has stuffed up my jumper and down my jooks.... :lol:
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Re: Glen Shee Munro's

Postby monty » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:57 pm

Not the best munros around but hey you got a nice walk on a good day. Get back up there in the snow :D
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Re: Glen Shee Munro's

Postby mike law » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:37 pm

Hi Warbietoo,

Glad you had a good day out, you certainly left the car park with a spring in your step. I'm the guy who had finished for the day just as you were getting started. I'm sure you'll be in peak (pardon the pun) physical condition soon enough!
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Re: Glen Shee Munro's

Postby Merry-walker » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:20 pm

doing these 3 next week, are the paths decent enough?
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Re: Glen Shee Munro's

Postby mountain coward » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:41 pm

There are good paths all the way...
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Re: Glen Shee Munro's

Postby Merry-walker » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:48 pm

:thumbup:
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Re: Glen Shee Munro's

Postby mountain coward » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:01 pm

Also, the much-overlooked top of Carn Binnein is a really nice extension to the normal plod...
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Re: Glen Shee Munro's

Postby Merry-walker » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:09 pm

hhhmmmmm, food for thought... :think:
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Re: Glen Shee Munro's

Postby kinley » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:09 pm

I like these hills - especially in winter.

Loads of wildlife and easy winter slopes.

Trick is to get off the SMC routes - that reclaims them as enjoyable hills :)

Sounds like a fun day 8)
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