/ Recommend and East Highlands route?
I've had a look through a few of the Munro sites looking for a route, but haven't come across anything that looks particularly inspiring, just 25 km yomps across heathery plateaus. I've already done a bit of walking in the Cairngorm/Ben Macdui area, and the Beinn a'Ghlo three, but that's about it. Anyone care to suggest a route that involves either
a) Some features of note, a nice ridge, impressive corries, easy winter scrambling or
b) a heathery/snowy march that will at least allow me to tick off a good number of Munros with relative ease?
All suggestions appreciated.
For b) you could do worse than Carn an Righ, Glas Tulaichean etc
Holy moly Dan, are you trying to kill me with this?!
Seriously though, it does look a good route, but perhaps a bit long for the daylight hours at the moment. Thanks for the suggestion though, I'll bear it in mind for the longer days.
Davy boy, yeah Lochnagar has been on my to do list for a while. It's a long drive for the one hill, so while this is still long it might just be do-able on a winters day with a headtorch walkout.
The Stuic ridge looks good, could be a bit dicey for someone with my experience if not roped up though. With all the snowmelt and the temperature dropping, perhaps it could be a verglassed nightmare?
Derry Cairngorm and Carn a'Mhaim from/to Derry Lodge? Can cycle in from Linn of Dee.
Done Meall nan Tarmachan, and Ben Lawers itself with the bump before it that is somehow a Munro. I had considered the loop to the east of Lawers, but had read that the scramble up An Stuc is loose and prone to forming sheet ice, so wasn't sure if that could be a bit sketchy this weekend. Any thoughts?
Good shout on cycling into Derry Lodge, hadn't considered that, and it opens up more hills, cheers.
Good stuff, sounds like it might be a go-er. I've been thinking about stepping up from easier snowy walks to something that might take a bit more technique (relatively speaking, I'm not Will Gadd...), sounds like this one could be good.
MWIS and MetOffice currently conflicting about volume of snow and location, as has been agonised over in the Winter Climbing forum. Keen to see how far west it travels, if at all.
Glen Clova is worth exploring at some stage if you haven't already and there is some nice waterfalls that freeze up as well as munros to bag.
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