Trailstar duo in the Eastern Cairngorms Day 2 & 3

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  1. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    The Sunday morning started with some clag above us but the wind had died down for a bit,it had rained and blown though the night but was dry for us to pack up


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    You can see in these two pics how the wind had blown all the ice sheets over to the outflow side

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    We packed up and climbed up away from the Loch,leaving packs behind we had a stroll out to bag Derry Cairngorm,sadly all in clag..but this started to break up as we picked up our packs again

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    The wind had now picked up again as we pulled up onto the plateau and then along to the Torrs on Beinn Mheadhoins summit

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    We crossed some large thick snow sheets as we cut across to reach, steeply,the valley bottom at Lairg an Laoigh 740m

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    Our last Munro now looking along way away

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    The wind around Being รก Chaorainn was really strong again, so we dropped the packs and nipped up and down without them

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    The wind really battered us as we made our own path 2 k southwards searching for some shelter to camp.Eventualy in-between the peat hags and streams we found a spot just NE of Craig Derry 865m

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    Out of the wind it was really warm as we brewed and rested up

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    Tonights tea was another new flavour for me,again from Basecamp foods, and it was really tasty and smelt as good as it tasted..I could have eaten more but it had been another tough long day,nearly all of it in big ish winds

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    Its a shame how just loosing your hearing kills conversation and gets tedious after many hours

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    Somewhere over that large lump (Beinn a Bhuird) was the hill flasher James Boulter..luckliy our eyes were saved form his nakedness !

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    After tea,on tired legs i had a stroll away from camp, just looking at this beautiful vast country

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    As the day drew to an end i was treated to some lovely colour and clouds floating past camp

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    The wind died down after 10pm the rest of the night was spent sleeping ....dawn came early and i was treated to some very fiery early clouds


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    Sadly this intense colour only lasted 5-7 minutes

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    You can see the Torrs onto of Beinn Mheadhoin in the far distance

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    And then the colour was gone,so we had a few brews and were walking up the last munro before 6 am

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    Beinn Bhreac summit took Lee to just over 150 Munros

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    The trees as always are just such apart of the Cairngorms and just look so beautiful and old

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    We dropped down and then rejoined our route out,i took a small diversion to see Bobs hut,a few sleeping bodies were around,an early smoker enjoying his habiat sat outside

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    Fifteen mins before we reached the car we had to put jackets on for the last 15 mins ..but as we left Braemar we hit the rain and it was hammering down on the car roof as we pulled over the top of the pass

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    Day 2 in Red



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    Day 3 in Red



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    Day 3



    Heres a video of the last 2 days please watch in 720 or 1080 ,it looks so much better

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    Thanks for looking and safe travels

    Posted by Peter Dixon at 13:37
    boogiepanda, Jmws, Arne L. and 13 others like this.
  2. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Ultralighter

    Very nice, thanks for that.

    BTW, are those flicklock pacer poles? Did you diy them?
  3. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    I did ..but I just copied the link on here ..only takes 10-15 mins to do..need some basic tools
  4. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Ultralighter

    Thanks, I'll go hunting. I'd just discovered they do flicklocks but only on one of the sections, which kind of missed the point I think. Not convinced the pin option will be reliable
  5. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

  6. liamarchie

    liamarchie Trail Blazer

    Cracking trip
  7. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Those orange skies. Superb!

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