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Balmoral Cairns

Route: The Balmoral Cairns, Balmoral, Crathie

Date walked: 17/12/2020

Time taken: 2.5 hours

Distance: 9.5km

I was glad I printed out the map and route description for this one, I think I'd have ended up missing some of the cairns without it especially the first one which was along a steep, narrow, slippery path. The others were all much easier to reach.
The route was muddy for the majority of the walk, but that was no surprise given the amount of rain recently. For most of the walk we had the place to ourselves, it was only as we were heading to the big pyramid of Prince Albert's cairn that we started to see people, seems most people do the short circuit to visit that one and miss the others!

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Activity: Wanderer

Munros: 52
Corbetts: 15
Grahams: 9
Donalds: 2
Sub 2000: 26
Islands: 25



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Statistics

2020

Trips: 38
Distance: 469.7 km
Ascent: 693m
Munros: 22
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 4
Donalds: 2
Sub2000s: 12

2019

Trips: 37
Distance: 453.1 km
Ascent: 380m
Munros: 8
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 4
Sub2000s: 5

2018

Trips: 36
Distance: 437.3 km
Munros: 12
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 2
Sub2000s: 7

2017

Trips: 22
Distance: 303.75 km
Ascent: 312m
Munros: 15
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2016

Trips: 29
Distance: 278.94 km
Ascent: 980m
Munros: 20
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 5

2015

Trips: 28
Distance: 254.12 km
Ascent: 9830m
Munros: 10
Corbetts: 4
Sub2000s: 2


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