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Broad Cairn

Broad Cairn

Postby csimbad » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:12 pm

Munros included on this walk: Broad Cairn

Date walked: 29/01/2011

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 26.5 km

Ascent: 1691m

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Headed upto Balleter with intensions of climbing Broad Cairn, Tolmount and Tom Buidhe so arrived at a busy Loch Muick car park at 8am and off I went. I soon wandered into around 40 deer having visions of being impelled but they soon moved apart from 2 who decided just to watch me walking past, that out the way I headed up the path to Broad Cairn by this time it had started to rain but not to heavy. I soon reached the Broad Cairn summit and it was icy conditions all the way and the low cloud had arrived so moved onto Cairn of Gowal where I sat for a while in the hope that it would clear but it wasn't to be so thought I would head down a bit out of the low cloud and see what it was like. Not clearing I decided just to leave out Tolmount and Tom Buidhe for another day and have a look around on the way back so attempted to jump the Burn of Gowal, I managed to clear the burn but landed wrong stubbing my big toe and some how ripping my middle toe nail off, someone must have heard the screams. So after that disaster it was up to the West Corrie for a look and buy this time it was starting to clear giving me one last good veiw before the final limp back to the car. Finally arrived back to the car 3.30pm to head off home. :lol:

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Loch Muick
Path on left heading to Broad Cairn
Nearing Broad Cairn summit
Broad Cairn Summit
Broad Cairn Summit
Cairn of Gowal
Veiw from Bachnagairn
Looking to Broad Cairn from Craig of Gowal
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Re: Broad Cairn

Postby LeithySuburbs » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:47 pm

csimbad wrote:stubbing my big toe and some how ripping my middle toe nail off

:shock: sounds nice :lol: . So many great route options in these hills .
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Re: Broad Cairn

Postby ken reid » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:21 pm

I'll bet the boulder field at the top of broad cairn was a delight :o I hope your toe heels quickly and it's not to painful
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Re: Broad Cairn

Postby ChrisW » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:31 pm

Given the weather and the toe(s) I reckon it just wasn't your day :? ...... but next time out something great will happen, its hill Karma :D
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Re: Broad Cairn

Postby Merry-walker » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:12 pm

I had the same thing happen to my toe nails.

Not pleasant... black.... fell off.... now nail-less.

But you'll be okay :lol: :lol:
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