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We love the Cairnwell!

We love the Cairnwell!


Postby pigeon » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:39 pm

Route description: The Cairnwell Munros

Munros included on this walk: Carn a'Gheoidh, Carn Aosda, The Cairnwell

Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Gulabin

Date walked: 11/01/2014

Time taken: 6.25 hours

Distance: 16.7 km

Ascent: 908m

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A perfect day to do the Cairnwell hills,a good way for Charlie to get 3 Munro's onto his account and if all was going well a chance of a bonus Corbett for me and Kev :D
Setting off at 825;
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Cairnwell and Gulabin 002 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Kev;
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Reached the top of Carn Aosda in about half an hour,biting wind but bright sunshine;
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Cairnwell and Gulabin 004 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
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The Cairnwell was the next target,easy going as we followed the fenceline;
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Frrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeezin' on The Cairnwell so the 3 of us squeezed into the wee hut;
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Cairnwell and Gulabin 021 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
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Cairnwell and Gulabin 022 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
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After a refreshment and a bite to eat it was off on the trek to Carn a Gheoidh,easy walking over the hard packed snow,still a strong cold wind though :shock:
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Cairnwell and Gulabin 025 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
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Hut at Loch Vrotachan;
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Carn nan Sac;
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The last pull up to Carn a Gheoidh;
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Charlie and Kev on Carn a Gheoidh;
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Cairnwell and Gulabin 041 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Now we had a decision to make,we could either return to the car or head over to the Invercauld bothy and onto Ben Gulabin where we had cunningly left another car,a vote of 2 to 1 was in favour of heading to Gulabin(sorry Kev :lol: )so off we went again crossing solid ground making for easy walking;
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Cairnwell and Gulabin 043 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
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Tea time in the Invercauld hut;
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Cairnwell and Gulabin 046 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Kev with Glas Tulaichean;
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Glas Tulaichean without Kev;
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Soon we were at the foot of Ben Gulabin,a steep wee pull seen us to the top and great views were to be had :D
Mount Blair from Gulabin;
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Cairnwell and Gulabin 056 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Ben Gulabin cairn;
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Cairnwell and Gulabin 058 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
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Cairnwell and Gulabin 060 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Me and Kev;
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Cairnwell and Gulabin 062 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Charlie and Kev;
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Cairnwell and Gulabin 064 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Kev contemplates;
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Photo's taken it was time to head back down to the second car,
Gulabin hut;
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Cairnwell and Gulabin 065 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Views back up the pass to the Cairnwell;
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Cairnwell and Gulabin 071 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
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Cairnwell and Gulabin 073 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
Moon over Creag Leacach;
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Cairnwell and Gulabin 070 by pigeon812711, on Flickr
and that was it,would never have thought that we'd have one of our best ever hill days on the Cairnwell hills but get them on a day like this and they're really not that bad,the wee detour to Ben Gulabin also made a wee change to the route,so it's a big :thumbup: to the Cairnwell for me Charlie and Kev :wink:
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Last edited by pigeon on Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:04 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: We love the Cairnwell!

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:58 pm

Cracking gay Pigeon :clap:
Braw photos, they really capture the mood of the day, well apart from the howling winds and minus temps :lol:

Looking forward to the next one :D
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Re: We love the Cairnwell!

Postby pigeon » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:00 pm

Huck Finn wrote:Cracking gay Pigeon :clap:
Braw photos, they really capture the mood of the day, well apart from the howling winds and minus temps :lol:

Looking forward to the next one :D

Cracking gay??????????What you trying to say? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: We love the Cairnwell!

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:04 pm

Great weather! Great day!, you certainly made the most of the good walking conditions, but I guess the trick was to KEEP MOVING, by the way great photographs! :)
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Re: We love the Cairnwell!

Postby Frigate » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:30 pm

Nice to be 'outed' by family, the regain is working for me.

Cracking day, that certainly helped to repair the holiday carnage.
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Re: We love the Cairnwell!

Postby Ian Bayne » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:34 pm

A cracker of a day when I was stuck in a class room doing customer care and manual handling . Thats what Kev gets for ditching out last week . And who is outed that new camera is taking braw pics
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Re: We love the Cairnwell!

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:14 pm

We typo on that one Pigeon :lol:
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Re: We love the Cairnwell!

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:32 pm

Some of my photos from yesterday, hopefully this Flickr linking thing works :?


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Re: We love the Cairnwell!

Postby PeteR » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:01 pm

Some great photos :D

Much maligned these hills, but I really enjoyed my times on them. They look stunning in the snow :D
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Re: We love the Cairnwell!

Postby Collaciotach » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:15 pm

Grand stuff and nice and bright ,was grey in the West ...for a change :?
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Re: We love the Cairnwell!

Postby malky_c » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:22 pm

Good route, amazing weather :D . Almost all downhill too :wink:
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Re: We love the Cairnwell!

Postby gedme » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:03 pm

Great report and pictures love it up there for winter walking.. :clap:
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Re: We love the Cairnwell!

Postby pigeon » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:57 pm

Great pics Charlie,hope that ankle heals soon :(
The Rodmiester wrote:Great weather! Great day!, you certainly made the most of the good walking conditions, but I guess the trick was to KEEP MOVING, by the way great photographs! :)

Aye you'll know yourself Rodmeister ,the photo's can't show the temperaure,flippin Baltic it was :lol:
Frigate wrote:Nice to be 'outed' by family, the regain is working for me.

Cracking day, that certainly helped to repair the holiday carnage.

Aye,you did well Kev :wink:
Ian Bayne wrote:A cracker of a day when I was stuck in a class room doing customer care and manual handling . Thats what Kev gets for ditching out last week . And who is outed that new camera is taking braw pics

You missed a good one Ian,
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Re: We love the Cairnwell!

Postby pigeon » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:59 pm

PeteR wrote:Some great photos :D

Much maligned these hills, but I really enjoyed my times on them. They look stunning in the snow :D
Collaciotach wrote:Grand stuff and nice and bright ,was grey in the West ...for a change :?
gedme wrote:Great report and pictures love it up there for winter walking.. :clap:

Cheers guys,first time i done the Cairnwell hills was a miserable wet and windy day with no views so Saturday was a right bonus :D
malky_c wrote:Good route, amazing weather :D . Almost all downhill too :wink:

:lol: You've got to break the guys in gently after the xmas break Malky :wink:
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Re: We love the Cairnwell!

Postby Silverhill » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:53 pm

Brilliant pics! I might now save these 3 for a sunny winter day!
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