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Which way would you choose to reach Mount Keen?

Which way would you choose to reach Mount Keen?


by dogplodder » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:04 pm

Route description: Mount Keen by Glen Tanar

Munros included on this walk: Mount Keen

Date walked: 22/07/2020

Distance: 30 km

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Re: Which way would you choose to reach Mount Keen?

Postby dogplodder » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:03 pm

Huff_n_Puff wrote:Lovely pics - as an ex-Dundonian I've been up Mount Keen several times, but always from Glen Esk and always when it was blown' a hoolie. The Glen Tanar route looks very attractive, so might :roll: try it on an not too windy day :D :D


The day we went wasn't windy at all but it still managed to be windy on top. :wink:
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Re: Which way would you choose to reach Mount Keen?

Postby dogplodder » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:09 pm

gld73 wrote:I walked it from Glen Tanar too, I guess it's the logical start point if you live up north, saves the extra drive! A couple of cyclists passed me on the way, and although I'm not a cyclist, I do remember thinking even I'd be able to cycle that track, it was so flat and in good condition. Plus if I'd cycled I might have been able to escape the cleg onslaught...

On the plus side, Glen Tanar is the only place I've ever seen a capercaillie in the wild ...


That's impressive as not only are they thin on the ground but they seem to be quite reluctant to show themselves. Not that I'm jealous or anything. :mrgreen:
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Re: Which way would you choose to reach Mount Keen?

Postby dogplodder » Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:29 pm

rockhopper wrote:Not sure I'd recommend my way :crazy: :roll: Walked round the Lochnagar 5 munros plus the corbett in the morning/afternoon. Nice evening so I walked to Mount Keen from Glen Muick. Should've taken a tent but didn't. Came back in the dark via a big detour as I didn't fancy the return route through all the peat hags in the dark - back to the car a little after 0200hrs. 8)


You sound like Donnie Campbell! :lol:
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Re: Which way would you choose to reach Mount Keen?

Postby BlackPanther » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:24 pm

dogplodder wrote:I'm intrigued now to know what your criteria is....


In Polish, like in French and German, every noun has gender. For example, "mountain" is female, but "peak" and "summit" are male. So my mind just works on intuition, I guess. Sometimes it's how the mountain looks. An Ruadh Stac for example, is so white that it can only be The White Lady. :D
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Re: Which way would you choose to reach Mount Keen?

Postby rockhopper » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:40 pm

dogplodder wrote:
rockhopper wrote:Not sure I'd recommend my way :crazy: :roll: Walked round the Lochnagar 5 munros plus the corbett in the morning/afternoon. Nice evening so I walked to Mount Keen from Glen Muick. Should've taken a tent but didn't. Came back in the dark via a big detour as I didn't fancy the return route through all the peat hags in the dark - back to the car a little after 0200hrs. 8)

You sound like Donnie Campbell! :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: no chance whatsoever...!... only in my dreams :lol: :lol:
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