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Got there in the end!

Munros: Derry Cairngorm

Date walked: 05/01/2019

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 22km

Ascent: 820m

Eventually! I have tried and failed to do this hill several times. The first time was back in 2013 during a rather ambitious November outing up Cairn a Mhaim, Ben Macdui and hoping to get to Derry. The blizzard, darkness and then torrential rain forced us out of that one! Next was a try with the neighbour to the north, Beinn Mheadhoin but again, this was in March and the darkness made us retreat. A third attempt the following year, I turned up with bikes but couldn't get along the path to Derry Lodge because of the hard packed ice after the winter of snow we'd had.

So eventually, in January, with barely any snowfall and a wonderful forecast of potential cloud inversion, I made it to the top. Didn't even take the bike to shorten the trek to Derry Lodge.

And the views were incredible. Better than I had hoped for. I wish I could upload some photos but my iphone picture size doesn't seem compatible... Maybe next time.

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pmallan1


Location: Aberdeen
Occupation: Project Engineer
Interests: Climbing, skiing, hillwalking, munro bagging, mountain biking
Activity: Munro compleatist
Pub: Glenuig Inn
Mountain: Mamores
Place: Glencoe
Gear: Osprey mutant rucsac
Ideal day out: Epic ridge walk in the snow on one of those crisp clear days where you can see for miles.
Ambition: Summit an 8000m mountain

Munros: 204
Corbetts: 6
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 1
Sub 2000: 9



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Statistics

2019

Trips: 1
Distance: 22 km
Ascent: 820m
Munros: 1

2018

Trips: 2
Distance: 48.2 km
Ascent: 2100m
Munros: 4

2015

Trips: 4
Distance: 62 km
Ascent: 2600m
Munros: 2

2014

Trips: 6
Distance: 64.26 km
Ascent: 1050m
Munros: 13

2013

Trips: 5
Distance: 63.9 km
Ascent: 2990m
Munros: 10


Joined: Jan 13, 2009
Last visited: Sep 26, 2020
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