Macdui from Linn of dee

Route: Ben Macdui and Derry Cairngorm

Munros: Ben Macdui, Carn a'Mhaim

Date walked: 07/11/2010

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 30km

Ascent: 1700m

Biked in up to derry lodge and then up a bit further than usual, to the split between entry to the fenced off wood and actual climb to Mcduie. Fairly easy slog to the summit as plenty of energy left after ride in. Decided against Derry Cairngorm as from where we were it looked less enticing than the ridge walk to Carn a'Mhaim. Huge boulder field later and much lower down than we expected, we slog to the top. Cannot stress the amount of wind chill in the Cairngorm region. All Plateau and no real cover. Hard day compounded by going over the handlebars on the way back. Great views all day takes the edge of the cuts and bruises though.

Highly recommend using a bike on this one! Mate brought up a spare one for me to use as not rode one in 15years and still made it fairly easily and there and back saved a 10 mile hike. Kept passing people and hearing "Thats the way we should have done it" made the day even sweeter.

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cairngorm and mcduie

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Munros: Ben Macdui, Cairn Gorm
Date walked: 05/10/2010
Distance: 17km
Ascent: 950m
Views: 655

Mayar and Dreish

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Munros: Driesh, Mayar
Date walked: 16/08/2010
Distance: 16km
Views: 663

four munro's

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Munros: Cairn of Claise, Carn an Tuirc, Creag Leacach, Glas Maol
Date walked: 02/08/2010
Distance: 20km
Views: 827


Activity: Mountaineer

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