MUNRO ADVENTURE 2015
DAY 29 (29th MAY) – DRUMOCHTER NO MORE
Carn na Caim (941m, Munro 233) “hill of the curve”’
A’Bhuidheanach Bheag (936m, Munro 240) ‘little yellow place’
Parked up last night just outside Dalwhinnie at a quiet spot beside the river, it rained quite a bit during the night but the morning was bright and hills clear, it was only 2deg. Drove about a mile back up the A9 and parked at the entrance to where the old quarry road is , followed this good road all the way to its end at 900m , decided to go left first for a change I’ve always went right the other times I’ve been here . Basically followed a well-worn track most of the way and then a fence line to the summit of Carn na Caim, unfortunately the final 50 m was in the clag. Retraced the route to the old quarry and continued due south on a track before branching off to cross at the col then a grassy track to the summit trig point , the Ben Alder hills again still looked in winter condition . It was then just a case of retracing my steps back to the quarry road and back to the van, on route even Ii spotted a Dotterel again and further down a empty grouse egg shell. Had some lunch and set of for my second objective of the day a drive round to Braemar and up towards the Linn of Dee and parked at Inverey , the reason being to cycle up Glen Ey and leave my tent with a day’s supplies for next week’s hills to save carrying it for 4 days , Now it’s only 1day , let’s hope it’s hidden well enough ???,
Section 5 complete.
23.4mls – 1236m ascent – 4hrs 50mins
81 Munros to date.
For those who want a bit more on the Quarry at 900 metres ?
The power of the internet is incredible and I thank Calum White for this information on the quarry near the ridge on the Munros east of the A9 , on my blog two days ago. If interested please read it a very interesting website/ blog by Cameron Speirs. Scotland in view com
This has been a mystery to me for many years and is now solved, thinking about it I did a winter lower further down the A9 during poor winter conditions and we came across a vein of quartz visible from the road fairly high above the hill. It is on a small hill opposite the Boar of Badenoch above the big lay by where the new pylon work is being carried out on Creagan Doire Dorach.