Despite some horrendous weather on
Saturday, and attempts by even the bus company to cancel the
meet, 14 brave souls turned out for this magnificant traverse.
It was raining quite hard on the way out
but when we arrived at Auchallater the rain had eased and
brighter skys were in evidence.
The first part of the walk was on a good
We arrived at the lodge near the loch to be
greeted by the locals
All 14 of us made our way up the path to
Carn an Saigart Mor.
From there Roger, Bill and Sandy decided to
cross the White Mounth and head over to the main Lochnagar path.
The main party decided to stay high and dry
and bag the two Munros - Cairn Bannoch and Broad Cairn.
The weather continued to improve and the
mist cleared to reveal a fairly well trodden track.
Broad Cairn in the distance
The summit of Broad Cairn
Some great views were to be had from the
summit of Broad Cairn and people were getting their cameras out
We the headed down to the stables and
continued on the high path that overlooks Loch Muick
Looking over to the Lochnagar massive with
its rivers in spate
The traverse took only 6.5 hours and was
quicker than we expected. Three Munros in total. The route we
took was mainly on good paths.The weather wasn't that bad and
most people had dryish feet.