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Carn Gorm Horseshoe

Carn Gorm Horseshoe


Postby woodblock79 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:03 pm

Route description: Carn Gorm, Meall Garbh, Carn Mairg and Creag Mhor

Munros included on this walk: Carn Gorm, Carn Mairg, Creag Mhor (Meall na Aighean), Meall Garbh (Carn Mairg)

Date walked: 19/10/2010

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 18 km

Ascent: 1310m

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With snow on its way thought i'd get out today on what was supposed to be the best day this week! Ended up having 4 seasons in one day as photos show!
Set off from Invervar as Hillphones didnt mention any active deer stalking although i did see a party setting off on my drive in.....
Wobbly bridge early in walk that is mentioned on a few reports was certainly aptly named...care needed! Certainly worth following woodland round towards Carn Gorm rather than trekking alongside burn - saves a painful steep slog very early in the walk!
Carn Gorm and Meall Garbh in Grey cloud and gusty winds....Carn Mairg in blizzard and 50mph winds...bealach in beautiful blue skies...Creag Mhor in buckets of rain! 4 Seasons in 1 day!
Loads of deer and birdlife...didnt see a human the entire walk....top day!
Top of Carm Gorm2.JPG
Carn Gorm

Meall Garbh.JPG

Snow on Carn Mairg.JPG

Looking Back to Carn Mairg.JPG

Schiehallion.JPG
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Re: Carn Gorm Horseshoe

Postby monty » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:47 pm

good effort in the conditions woodblock. I like many others walked past the bridge up the big landrover track mind in neutral and had to cross the valley and slog uphill. :lol: Snow already :shock:
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Re: Carn Gorm Horseshoe

Postby woodblock79 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:18 pm

Thanks monty....trying to get as many "summer" walks in before the weather really turns - due up in the Cairngorms this weekend and forecast is for PROPER snow!
The horseshoe was a good loop - glad i got out even if face is a bit weather beaten this evening!
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Re: Carn Gorm Horseshoe

Postby mountain coward » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:44 pm

You certainly did have a good selection of fine Scottish weather! :lol:
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Re: Carn Gorm Horseshoe

Postby Penguin » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:18 am

Heard reports that snow was on the way! Yay! :D Nice pics thought. Making me want to head back into the hills very soon! (Not that much persuasion is needed). Thinking about doing this route next...

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