Cairngorms 29th October 2021

I met up with Keith ,Steve and Beverley at the car park at The Linn of Dee.
After a night in the van,bikes laden up we set off for Derry Lodge to set up camp.
Our objective was to climb Derry Cairngorm 1155m and also Beinn Mheadhoin 1182m
As we gained height we entered the mist.
Upon reaching the summit of Derry Cairngorm we were blessed with far reaching views of the heart of the Cairngorms.
we descended towards Loch Etchecan then ascended the recently constructed path to the plateau of Beinn Mheadhoin.
Passing several granite Tors we finally reached the largest which forms the summit.
The final push to the summit 1182m.
Retracing our ascent,we descended Coire Etchecan and payed a visit to the Hutchinson memorial hut of which has just had a new stove installed,very toasty it was too.
The walk back to Derry Lodge took us into darkness.
After a meal and a discussion of Sundays activities it was time for bed.
Sunday found us heading down to the Cairnwell pass to climb the summits of Creag Leacach and Glas Maol.
The weather wasn't too promising and upon reaching the sw top of Craig Leacach 943m,torrential rain and winds strong enough to impede progress ,it was decided to back off and return to the start point.
After a tricky river crossing we arrived back at the van where Beverley served us a cup of hot tea.

After some tricky driving conditions due to the amount of rain,it was later reported that the Bridge of Cally had partially collapsed and the road was closed,no doubt for a considerable time.
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  1. Thanks the Steve (s). Weather has been Biblical recently.

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