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Keen for a day out

Keen for a day out


Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:10 pm

Route description: Mount Keen from Glen Esk

Munros included on this walk: Mount Keen

Date walked: 05/02/2011

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 17.5 km

Ascent: 708m

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Just a follow up to stretch"s brilliant report of our day on Mount Keen.With Alan and James only having Saturday off we were desperate to get out somewhere.after contacting stretch late Thursday we left mine at 5.45am,swung by St Andrews and were in the carpark at Invermark and on our way by 9.00am.
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stretch, jb, alan s
With this being the first time the boys had met they all had a good chin wag to pass the time
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getting to know you

The view and walk up Glen Mark was a delight
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glen mark
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glen mark
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hill of dombe
After 4km you pass The Queens Well and jb went over to take a look
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jb and queens well
.Soon after this you pass Invermark Cottage and cross the Ladder burn and start to climb The Knowe of Crippley on a good track.we made good time up here even though there was still a lot of compact snow around
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compact snow on path
.After approx 2 1/2 hrs and Andy was nearing the summit
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stretch near summit
.With me being a wee bit behind got a pic of stretch at the summit taking a pic of me coming up
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pic of stretch taking a pic of me
Had our break here to fuel up and take some pics,with great views over to Lochnagar
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lochnagar
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lochnagar
The walk back down was done under clear blue sky"s,with Alan and James trying some ice-axe arrest on the compact snow.
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play time
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play time
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play time
Here are some more pics of our day.
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lochnagar from summit
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invermark cottage and queens well on way down
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queens well
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water of mark
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stretch and gammy at summit
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gammy at summit
Another fine day in good company,can"t wait till we get out again
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Re: Keen for a day out

Postby Alan S » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:11 am

Nice one mate,glad you finally got round to doing your report :D
Yep it was a great day,cant believe that was a week ago,looking forward to work this week tho :( hope you and stretch have a good day tomorrow.(just remember the self arrest training video just incase) :lol:
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Re: Keen for a day out

Postby Merry-walker » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:18 am

Fab stuf !!

Its great seeing all these reports for M. Keen. I love this hill, don't know why... Its on my doorstep and do it a fair bit :) but never get bored.

Thanks, glad you guys such a laugh. :D
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Re: Keen for a day out

Postby tango » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:26 am

A great report & some lovely photos, looks alittle fresh up in them Scottish hills.... :D thanks...
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Re: Keen for a day out

Postby ChrisW » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:55 am

Great stuff, great pics. Are you as cold as you look in those summit pics :D
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Re: Keen for a day out

Postby JB likes a beer » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:02 pm

Hi glw nice photos ,that hill of dombe looks nice standing alone,all the best for today m8 8)
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Re: Keen for a day out

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:55 pm

alan s wrote:( hope you and stretch have a good day tomorrow.(just remember the self arrest training video just incase) :lol:






Thanks for the advice mate,the trick is not too rely on self arrest,more to work on your footwork,the saying goes "watch your footwork and the rest will follow"
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Re: Keen for a day out

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:59 pm

Cheers merry-walker it sure is a fab wee hill,will defo be back again,just back from an awesome day out with stretch,will post when possible,completely trousered(love that word)
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Re: Keen for a day out

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:01 pm

tango wrote:A great report & some lovely photos, looks alittle fresh up in them Scottish hills.... :D thanks...




Thanks tango,we all had a blast,nice n warm in the glen a wee bit parky on the tops
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Re: Keen for a day out

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:05 pm

ChrisW wrote:Great stuff, great pics. Are you as cold as you look in those summit pics :D






It was a wee tad chilli on the summit ChrisW",had been sweating a little on the climb with this being our first munro of the year,not so sure about wearing that buff again,as stretch said look like an extremist
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Re: Keen for a day out

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:11 pm

JB likes a beer wrote:Hi glw nice photos ,that hill of dombe looks nice standing alone,all the best for today m8 8)




Ta mate,great day on Mount Keen,just wish I had ordered The All Day Breakfast back in St Andrews,it looked the dogs ********.As for today,just need to wait till I post
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Re: Keen for a day out

Postby Merry-walker » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:05 pm

cana wait for your next report

what does 'completely trousered' mean ??? :lol: :lol:
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Re: Keen for a day out

Postby Stretch » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:20 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:
alan s wrote:( hope you and stretch have a good day tomorrow.(just remember the self arrest training video just incase) :lol:






Thanks for the advice mate,the trick is not too rely on self arrest,more to work on your footwork,the saying goes "watch your footwork and the rest will follow"


Alan, don't take this kind of advice, you should have seen his 'footwork' today, er lack of it :lol:
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Re: Keen for a day out

Postby nathan79 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:46 pm

NIce pics, looked like a fun day

I've got my eye on Keen for my first Munro of the year, might manage it next weekend weather permitting.
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Re: Keen for a day out

Postby Merry-walker » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:59 pm

probably see you there then :D

(oh god - Nathan79 - shrinks away) :lol: :lol:
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