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 Post subject: Mount Keen
PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:07 pm 
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
I might have posted this before, in which case here it is again.....

http://www.mtb-routes-scotland.co.uk/mount_keen.htm

or this

http://www.mtb-routes-scotland.co.uk/Gl ... ichean.htm

:D

Possibly an adventurutous alternative to the Ullapool C2C weekend, and only one day required.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:48 pm 
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
and as a wee appetizer i've cut'n'pasted this from the route description:

Time - - 2-2.5 hours (Ascent 1 hour 30mins - descent 35 mins) (from Inveresk car park)

Distance - 10 miles (round trip)

Height attained - 700 metres (2300 feet)


return journey looks fun :wink: drop 2300 feet in 5 miles in 35 mins :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:09 am 
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could read as.... outward journey looks hell, climb 2300 feet in 5 miles in 1 hour 35 mins


Mount Keen does sound good, I have walked Glen Doll nearby too, it's a really nice area.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:06 pm 
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
The Ken wrote:
could read as.... outward journey looks hell, climb 2300 feet in 5 miles in 1 hour 35 mins


Mount Keen does sound good, I have walked Glen Doll nearby too, it's a really nice area.


no pain, no gain :twisted:

Been avalanched in Glen Doll :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:37 pm 
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Done Mt Keen from the glen tanar side a few times, cracking run from the top with a very scenic ride in. Proper Scottish riding...


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:25 pm 
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I've walked this donkey's years ago, when doing the ascent of Mount Keen, 'Scotland's most boring Munro'. We spent a while trying to establish which pile of stones on the bleak plain that is the 'top' actually was the top.

It'll be okay on a bike though.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:26 pm 
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Me and a buddy are doing this - probably before end August, Date TBA,

Ony mair?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:44 pm 
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Wholly depends on dates, but I would like to join in. The new guy from Aberdeenshire might also be interested as it is near him.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:55 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Hmmm, this is closer than I thought. Date/baby sitter dependent, yes. About time I did some proper big country stuff.


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