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Lochnagar - First Taste of Winter

Lochnagar - First Taste of Winter


Postby Styles » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:19 pm

Route description: Lochnagar from Glen Muick

Munros included on this walk: Lochnagar

Date walked: 24/10/2010

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Having previously done the first three of the White Mounth circuit I decided to go back and complete the route.
I had planned to attack all 5 again instead of just doing the two still outstanding but things didn't work out quite as planned.... I'd hoped for some snow and certainly got it.

I started the route across Glen Muick and up the track to the ladder where things got wintery.
Gales had been expected and not a surprise, however having completed the not too far away Glas Maol 4 a few days before hand the transformation from Autumn to a Winter scene was.

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Starting the climb into the white stuff


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Staircase


I continued onto the plateu, following the curve of the cliffs round before the final climb and up to the summit.

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Summit


This had taken about 2 1/4hrs, much longer than I'd planned and I decided I'd not progress with the other summits and head back for the car. I went down between Cuidhe Crom and Little Pap before reganing the track which led me back to path below the staircase.

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Snowy Peaks


All in a good, if shorter walk, than I'd planned on.
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Re: Lochnagar - First Taste of Winter

Postby kinley » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:32 pm

8) Wintry 8)

Looks great :)
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Re: Lochnagar - First Taste of Winter

Postby Merry-walker » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:38 pm

lovely pics Styles, hills are so different in the snow eh? :think:
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Re: Lochnagar - First Taste of Winter

Postby Alastair S » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:34 pm

Excellent. I was down the road in Aboyne that morning and could see just how plastered Lochnagar was even though we couldn't see the top. Looked like the snow started at around 500m. Will be interesting to see if the snow remains on the summit though the autumn.
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Re: Lochnagar - First Taste of Winter

Postby LeithySuburbs » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:49 pm

Yikes :shock: - that is a fair amount of snow . Very different to the west which has had just a dusting.
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Re: Lochnagar - First Taste of Winter

Postby mountain coward » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:16 am

Alastair S wrote:Excellent. I was down the road in Aboyne that morning and could see just how plastered Lochnagar was even though we couldn't see the top. Looked like the snow started at around 500m. Will be interesting to see if the snow remains on the summit though the autumn.


I'm starting to think that Scotland, like us here, doesn't really have an autumn so much as just goes straight into winter.

Great pics there! Especially the first one...
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