5M of Lochnagar in sun, rain, fog and blizzard

Route: White Mounth Munros, Glen Muick

Munros: Broad Cairn, Cairn Bannoch, Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach, Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, Lochnagar

Date walked: 06/08/2016

Distance: 29km

Ascent: 1228m

Weekend off was plan for Ben Nevis walk via CMD. As the weather forecast was bad for that area I choose another option...Lochnagar hike. Checked weather forecast morning again and looks that first light rain will come around 5pm.
Quite early start with driving on north had been stop 6 miles before Glen Muick car park as one of the road is closed from January with no sign on B976 (but you can use digression from B976, in Bridge of Muick).
It started late but with sunshine on quite busy path up on first Munro...Lochnagar. On the summit of the first one was so busy :wink: as some German walking group and many other people decided just for 1M Lochnagar walk that day.
Because weather was good and still plenty of time until sunset will come, decision was made and want finish whole the White Mounth Circle that day.
The first 3M were fine, then weather started get worse with fog and heavy rain just before 4M and then turnet into a blizzary white out. I was so grateful that I had my GPS. In this point was better continue to 5M and then down to Loch Muick where the visibility was clear again but still with light rain. Got to car park at 10pm and was happy for camping idea :wink:
Next day woke up to the beautiful morning in Glen Muick :D

Despite the weather condition that was such good experience for navigation skills as well as physical training :wink:

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This road is closed from January (no sign on B976)
The first one ;-)...Lochnagar
2nd Munro
3rd Munro
4th Munro...absolutely whiteout and rain
5th Munro in a blizzard whiteout
Going down from last Munro towards to Loch Muick
Woke up to the beautiful morning
These guys doing great job ...Thanks guys! ;-)

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Date walked: 08/08/2015
Distance: 9.5km
Ascent: 731m
Views: 462

Andrea Rosslyn

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Location: Fife
Interests: outdoors, mountain walk, climbing, traveling
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Ideal day out: enjoying every day on mountains, climbing, epic ridge walk with beautiful view or just walk around loch, coast, sunny or rainy...doesn't matter

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