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Glen Lee & Monawee
by Gable Gable End » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:18 pm
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Our plans to hit up Carn Bhac and partners took a beating with the rotten awful weather on Friday so we decided to go for a low level wander & bothy up Glen Lee. We planned to hit the Stables of Lee but the horizontal rain, gale force winds and darkness meant we headed for Johnny Gordon's bothy. Once in, the beers and whisky were poured and we got a raging fire going, some mess tin fried pork chops and noodles
After a great nights sleep and some really sore heads in the morning, we noticed it had went from "rotten, disgusting wet, windy and cloudy" to "blue-ish, nice and worthy of a walk". We tidied up, grabbed some wood for the next incumbents before a couple of leaving shots.
We then headed off up Cairn of Camlet....
We climbed up the very steep heather clad side ("Camlet" on the map) which ajoins to Monawee; the views opened up nicely on the ridge with a superb 360 including the magnificent Craig Maskeldie, Hunt Hill, Wolf Craig, Lochnagar, Mount Keen, Mount Battock, Hill of Wirren and Cairn Caidlock and the channel of Glen Esk; This view must be seen to be believed!!!
We headed up to the summit of Monawee and dropped down to catch a view of Loch Lee, we had to go through a lot of heather and we ended up stopping for a bite to eat and enjoying the view out to Angus.
We then proceeded to head down Craig Buck, which was much steeper and craggier than anticipated. A few descend / ascends later I identified a suitable exit point. Sadly Dan and me got split up here and his knee wasnt up for a tough descent like this and I couldnt get back up!
We couldnt hear eachother, and whilst both reasonably competent we both feared for the safety of the other. A wee bit opf panic ensued as the sun was going down but eventually after getting back to the car and driving along the track, we were reunited!
A weekend that we expected to have rotten weather turned out to be a great day on the Saturday. Really enjoyed the walk and will definetly be back up this way!!!!
by ChrisW » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:30 pm
by Merry-walker » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:49 am
Very nice report and pictures
by Gable Gable End » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:56 am
if you are planning on going up Monawee, I'd suggest you don't take that route down if you, like me, struggle with nerves on steep sections!
by Merry-walker » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:05 am
Gable Gable End wrote: no grub, but some Jura & Glenmorangie was left behind!
Gable Gable End wrote:if you are planning on going up Monawee, I'd suggest you don't take that route down if you, like me, struggle with nerves on steep sections!
That's what squiffy's for
by Alastair S » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:21 am
Gable Gable End wrote:no grub, but some Jura & Glenmorangie was left behind!
Right, I'm off there now
by gammy leg walker » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:57 am
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