Jump to content
Holidays
Local
Radar
Snow?
Sign in to follow this  
  • entries
    12
  • comments
    8
  • views
    46,130

My First Munro!

Sign in to follow this  
A Winter's Tale

1,630 views

MUNRO NAME: CARN AOSDA
DATE CLIMBED: 15/8/11
HEIGHT: 3009 FT, 917 M
MOUNTAIN REGION: THE CAIRNWELL MOUNTAINS (GLENSHEE)
COUNCIL: ABERDEENSHIRE
TIME TAKEN: 1.5 HOURS

LOG:

CARN AOSDA IS OFFICIALLY MY FIRST MUNRO OUT OF THE 284 MIGHTY MOUNTAINS OVER 3000FT IN SCOTLAND. LOCATED NEAR THE GLENSHEE SKI CENTRE CAR PARK, IT IS A 580M ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT, SO A PRETTY EASY CLIMB TO ARGUABLY SCOTLAND'S EASIEST MUNRO. ALL IN ALL THE WALK WAS QUITE EASY UNTIL A LONG AND STRENUOS, STEEP CLIMB UP THE FACE OF THE MOUNTAIN TOWARDS THE SUMMIT. I WAS QUITE FAST UP UNTIL THAT POINT SO I NEEDED A FEW BREAKS. HOWEVER ONCE THAT TOUGH PART WAS OVER, IT WAS JUST AN EASY STROLL TOWARDS THE SUMMIT WHICH WAS LITTERED WITH STONES. THE FEELING OF REACHING THE SUMMIT WAS THAT OF TRUIMPH, WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT I'VE JUST CLIMBED ONE OUT OF THE HIGHEST MOUNTAINS IN SCOTLAND.

WEATHER VIEW:

IT WAS GENERALLY A NICE, SUNNY DAY ON THE WAY UP TO GLENSHEE. THERE WERE A FEW VERY HEAVY SHOWERS AROUND PERTHSHIRE, HOWEVER IT CLEARED UP NICELY ONCE WE WERE ON OUR WAY TO THE GLEN. THERE WASN'T MUCH IN THE WAY OF WIND UNTIL THE SUMMIT WHERE IT WAS QUITE STRONG. WITH THE SUN ON IT'S WAY TO BED, THE AIR TEMPERATURE WAS COLD AND IT CERTAINLY DIDN'T FEEL LIKE SUMMER. FROM THE SUMMIT YOU COULD SEE DARK, STORM CLOUDS BEING BLOWN TOWARDS THE CAIRNGORM MOUNTAINS.

VIEW:

THE BEST VIEWS FROM THE SUMMIT OF THE MUNRO, WERE TO THE NORTH AND SOUTH. TO THE EAST WERE THE HIGH MOUNTAINS OF GLENSHEE AND ANGUS SO YOU COULDN'T SEE PAST THEM. TO THE WEST WAS A VIEW OVER HIGHLAND PERTHSHIRE/ABERDEENSHIRE WITH A VIEW OF A SCOTTISH LOCH. TO THE SOUTH, YOU LOOKED DOWN THE GLEN AND COULD SEE THE LOWLANDS AND STRATHMORE BATHING IN LATE EVENING SUNSHINE. TO THE NORTH, THE VIEW WAS FANTASTIC, LOOKING AT THE CAIRNGORM MOUNTAINS AND PARTS OF ABERDEENSHIRE.

A WINTER'S TALE...
Sign in to follow this  


5 Comments


Recommended Comments

[quote name='Radiating Dendrite' timestamp='1313500339']
Which one next then? Cairngorms?
[/quote]

Well I'm starting off with the easiest ones so either Ben Lomond, The Cairnwell or Arrochar Alps.

Share this comment


Link to comment
[quote name='Radiating Dendrite' timestamp='1313507288']
Have you visited this site: http://www.scottishhills.com/html/index.php Fantastic and all the info you could ever want.
[/quote]

Yes

Share this comment


Link to comment
Ben Wyvis outsode dingwall is worth a climb up start at nearly sea level and its a climb of over 1040 odd m to the top plateau. Nice easy munro to do even in the worst of weather. I climbed this one as my frst munro on the second date with my now husband! It was wet and very windy that day.

Share this comment


Link to comment
×
×
  • Create New...