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Pressendye, Xmas Eve 2008

Pressendye, Xmas Eve 2008


Postby Alastair S » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:46 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Pressendye

Date walked: 24/12/2008

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 8 km

Ascent: 377m

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The recent Inversions thread prompted me to dig out the only occasion I've come across this phenomenon in Scotland. Being a fairly modest affair I didn't bother posting to the thread but it did spur me to carry on with my bagging backlog. So its back to December 2008.

Having discovered what a Corbett was when ascending my first (Morven: My first Corbett) I did a bit of googling and found out about this site and the fact that there is a whole raft of classifications. So with a free Xmas Eve morning I took myself off to conquer my first Graham.

Not a particularly early start as I didn't have far to go. Didn't have time for a long walk so found a spot off the road near the farm of Boig only a few km from the summit. The drive up had been through patchy but fairly light fog. Driving up from Tarland took me above most of it so it wasn't long before I was snapping pictures of Deeside & Morven.


Field, Trees, Cloud, Mountains, Clouds (Mount Keen being the mountain)
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Morven From Pressendye
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Deeside From Pressendye #1
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Deeside From Pressendye #2 (Clachnaben being the bumpy bit)
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Initially missed the over-grown path that takes you up the hillside from the forestry track. However I carried on along the track for a few hundred metres due to promising photographic opportunities. Back to the path which soon peters out before picking up the E-W track that takes you to the summit with its large cairn. An unremarkable hill but it does afford decent views of Dee & Don sides. A year latter there was an application to put a wind farm up here, but fierce local opposition has put paid to it (for now at least).

Deeside From Pressendye #3
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View West from Pressendye - Broom Hill with Morven beyond
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Morven & Me
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Pressendye Summit Cairn
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Burn Off
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Re: Pressendye, Xmas Eve 2008

Postby malky_c » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:49 pm

Some nice shots in there. I like the last one of the cloud burning off the trees :)

Not a bad choice for a report, as have only the vaguest idea what is over this way. East of Morven and I'm lost!
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Re: Pressendye, Xmas Eve 2008

Postby ChrisW » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:58 pm

Great stuff Alistair, and quality shots as always - another 'local' for me to have a look at :D
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Re: Pressendye, Xmas Eve 2008

Postby Merry-walker » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:09 am

I want to go......... !! 8)

Excellent shots Alastair :D :D
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