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Ben Macdui

Ben Macdui


Postby Johnoneill1916 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:19 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Macdui

Date walked: 19/07/2018

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 17 km

Ascent: 700m

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Started off at the ski centre car park on a glorious July morning and took the route along the front of the corrie faces up towards the Larig Gru. Paths were great due to this cracking summer we have had up here. The uphill starts here but you are rewarded with great views of the Fiacaill buttress.

07.19.18 001 Fiacial Buttress.JPG


Soon over the first wee ascent and up on to the plateau past Lochan Buidhe towards the boulder field. Met one of the local Reindeer here who as only about 100-150 feet away. I thought it was wanting a square go with the dog :lol: :lol:

Reindeer 0041.JPG


Once past the scree, it wasn't long before the summit trig came into view.

07.19.18 005 Ben Macdui Summit.JPG

07.19.18 007 Fraoch (2).jpg


Also seen my first of these cheeky chappies and this wee girl was more than willing to share a bit of Mars bar :crazy:
Snow Bunting 0021.JPG


From here I headed back down to Lochan Buidhe with the intent of going over Cairngorm but it was starting to get too busy for the dog so decided to make my descent along the quieter Fiaciall a'Choire Chais back to the carpark :D
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Re: Ben Macdui

Postby gaffr » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:45 am

We cheeky chappy... Snow bunting perhaps. I once had a wee dog and of the deer we came across the only ones that she would not go near were the reindeer.
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Re: Ben Macdui

Postby Johnoneill1916 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:20 pm

Aye, its a wee hen Snow Bunting. I was also fortunate enough to see a couple of cock Snow Buntings on the way down from Fiaciall a'Choire Chais

Snow Bunting 015 (3).JPG


I dont blame the dog for not going near lol. They are big beasties :lol:
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