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by seamus0 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:14 pm
Route description: Carn na Caim and A'Bhuidheanach Bheag, Drumochter
Munros included on this walk: A' Bhuidheanach Bheag, Carn na Caim
Date walked: 01/04/2018
Time taken: 4 hours
Distance: 12.5 km1 person thinks this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
This munro is easily accessible from the A9 near Dalwhinnie and makes an ideal walk in good conditions as a track takes you a good bit up the mountain and you start at around 400m up already. From the layby just before the Dalwhinnie turnoff on the left (heading north, layby 87) cross the A9 carefully and enter the moorland via the large metal gate. Follow the landrover track that goes under pylons and climbs the hill SE slowly.
This time the track was visible most of the way unlike last time. There was still snow on it, but it was crisp hard snow you could walk on and not that Russian stuff that I just sank into last time !! It eventually petered out near the top pf the plateau between the 2 mountains Carn na caim and A'Bhuidheanach Bheag.
Once it flattens out (after 1.5hrs or so) take a bearing due south making sure to avoid the steep section at 655790.
I met a group who were doing the carn na caim first, we had a quick chat and I carried on south. The weather was fantastic.
From there the route climbs slowly for 80m over 1.3 km to reach a small cairn.
The reward is fantastic views of the surrounding hills.
Note that navigation could be difficult in bad weather but not today. As the photos show I had a 360 degree panorama of the hills. At the top, I could hear a pin drop it was so peaceful. I spent 15mins just sucking it all in, knowing that tomorrow the weather was set to change and that this would probably be my last good day of my trip.
I met some more folks doing the 2 munros...I was just glad to get this one in and take my time enjoying the outdoors. I took my time coming down, these winter days don't come often enough!
by Coop » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:25 am
There's another 2 or 3 feet of it under snow.
by gld73 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:35 am
by seamus0 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:23 pm
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