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So... I did my first munro in 2 and a half years...

Route: The Cairnwell Munros

Munros: Carn a'Gheoidh, Carn Aosda, The Cairnwell

Date walked: 23/05/2012

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 13.6km

Ascent: 750m

Those with a long memory will remember I pranged the tendons in both legs through (a) stupidity (b) over tightening crampon straps. Long story short - it has taken two and a half years to heal (hopefully properly) and yesterday was my first (second and third) munro since the initial injury.

I opted for the Cairnwell 3 since it gave me many jumping off points if I felt things weren't going well - that, and you start off about two-thirds of the way up them anyway. :lol:

No point waffling on about this, that and the other since the Cairwell 3 are, well, 'non descript' to put it politely.

Having said that, here is a route map followed by a selection of photos...


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Snow blower


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Scenic water feature


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Caterpillar track


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It's art I tell you


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Road workers


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More art


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The Cairwell from Carn Aosda


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Definitely art this time


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Wee shed


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Ptarmigan


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Wee bird


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Hare


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"Don't you dare wear that hat around town," she said. Didn't say anything about posting pictures on the internet though... :)


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Art for sure


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Welcoming barbed wire bed in the shed on the Cairnwell


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The rugged beauty of the Cairnwell


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Apparently this building is alarmed with an intruder detection system. Intruders beware!


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Just as pretty from this side

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Munros: 62
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Statistics

2012

Trips: 1
Distance: 13.6 km
Ascent: 750m
Munros: 3

2011

Trips: 1

2010

Trips: 2
Distance: 6 km
Corbetts: 1

2009

Trips: 6
Distance: 71 km
Munros: 10


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