MUNRO ADVENTURE 2015 DAY 29 (29th MAY) – DRUMOCHTER NO MORE – arn na Caim (941m, Munro 233) “hill of the curve”’ A’Bhuidheanach Bheag (936m, Munro 240) ‘little yellow place’

Carn na Caim (941m, Munro 233) “hill of the curve”’

A’Bhuidheanach Bheag (936m, Munro 240) ‘little yellow place’

Day 29 Drumochter Munros

Day 29 Drumochter Munros

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.
Today’s totals
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.


About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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