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Last updated: 29/02/16


Tomintoul to Strathdon Day Meet
28 February, 2016

Bluebird weather, warm and sunny in the sunny valleys but a bit nippier up on the high plateau, but nobody complained of being cold.


Meet organiser - dressed for the conditions


Thirteen set out to complete the walk, Ken T however, doubled back in order to carry out his driving duties so we would have a bus to meet with at Allargue


It was a very pleasant walk along the trails of Glen Avon and after some discussion we decided to take a turn up a very remote glen , possibly called Glen Feggie to gain access to the plateau.



Not much snow here


Topping out of this remote glen


On the way we passed a ravine called 'The Eag'', certainly an area nobody had visited before.


The mysterious Eag reveals itself


We then parted company with Ruth who decided to cut short the walk and head down to the valley


The going was very mixed, but not too arduous and we made our way up to Craig Veann

Ascending Craig Veann...looking back.....The views over to Ben Avon were amazing.




Cate looking relaxed


The electric fence followed the boundary


Ascending snow cover slopes of our Carn Ealasaid



The very flat summit area of Carn Ealasaid


Some tired souls at the summit of Carn Ealasaid


We ended the day with a nice drink at the Allargue Hotel.


Author - Alex Barbour
Photos - Alex Barbour