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Brimmond Hill

Date walked: 31/12/2020

Time taken: 1.5 hours

Distance: 3km

Ascent: 90m

With GC being a good Samaritan for our neighbours and fighting a water leak in his own house, I was destined for a solo walk with Harvey, until my elder son Donald, stepped in with a suggestion for a socially distanced family walk.



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So it was a family assault on Brimmond hill with Harvey, Maria, Donald etc. What seemed on the surface, was a gentle walk up the road to the Comms masts turned out to be a slither around on the sheets of ice.
Harvey seemed to revel in it with lots of slidie skites. I should've taken my grass crampons, but they had been left in the car. We carefully plotted a route on the grass verges and bare road surface through the gates to the indicator plaque on the top.
Navigated across to the cairn avoiding the big dubs that were frozen over. There were great views from the top down to the airport at Dyce and over to Westhill in the other direction. Don picked out the Aberdeen Sentinels of Clachnaben in the S to Bennachie to the N.!

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The Summit team - Maria, Don, Sally & Harvey


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The southern Deeside hills



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The inicator plaque


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Huddling round the indicator plaque




The way down was even more treacherous - but we managed it somehow !
Well done everyone !

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Gordon Ballantyne


Location: Westhill, Aberdeenshire
Occupation: Retired
Activity: Munro compleatist
Mountain: Ladhar Bheinn
Place: Knoydart
Member: Ex- RAF MRT Kinloss
Ambition: Complete Corbetts/Grahams

Munros: 282
Corbetts: 89
Grahams: 20
Donalds: 7
Sub 2000: 59



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Statistics

2020

Trips: 40
Distance: 503.75 km
Ascent: 18940m

2019

Trips: 72
Distance: 712.1 km
Ascent: 30825m
Corbetts: 2
Sub2000s: 4

2018

Trips: 34
Distance: 238.1 km
Ascent: 11995m
Corbetts: 3
Sub2000s: 13

2017

Trips: 20
Distance: 174.7 km
Ascent: 7787m
Munros: 1
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 26

2016

Trips: 13
Distance: 160.9 km
Ascent: 9193m
Corbetts: 9
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2015

Trips: 16
Distance: 224.8 km
Ascent: 9680m
Corbetts: 14
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2014

Trips: 16
Distance: 208 km
Ascent: 11042m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 19
Donalds: 7

2013

Trips: 3
Distance: 44 km
Ascent: 2155m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 1

2012

Trips: 7
Distance: 115.4 km
Ascent: 5114m
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 5
Sub2000s: 1

2011

Trips: 8
Distance: 96 km
Ascent: 4434m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 4

1962

Trips: 1
Distance: 11 km
Corbetts: 1


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Last visited: Feb 23, 2021
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