A group of intrepid AMCers gathered on Sunday for an ascent of Glen Shee's Creag Nan Gabhar. A chilly start in the Achalleter Carpark (not helped by the late arrival of the walk organiser....) led to a brisk start up the landy track leading towards Loch Callater Lodge. A short distance in, the epic ascent of the day began, quickly gaining height and being rewarded with cracking views.
|View down Glen Clunie towards Braemar|
Continuing up, we paused for lunch on Sron nan Gabhar, lochnagar looking grand in the background.
Meanwhile, somewhere to the east, Scuz was enroute from Ballater to meet us back at the Achallater via as many hills as possible!
Carrying on, the happy crew headed on to Creag nan Gabhar and cracking views over the glenshee hills and down Glen Clunie. Having made good time, and with Carn an Tuirc beckoning in the distance, a few of the baggers in the club decided to extend the walk out to it's summit, so with a cry of "into the bog once more dear friends" Mark led the happy few towards Carn an Tuirc whilst Stu, Juliette, Denis and Bruce headed down into the Glen, and after a leisurely lunch
|"are you finished with that" says the Melba|
"Throw the ball, throw the ball, throw the ball, THROW THE BALL" says the Jess
narrowly beat Scuz back to the cars. We headed off back to Aberdeen via the Ballater Butchers to stock up for the BBQ planned for the evening.
The hardcore Carn an Tuirk crew had made it up to the summit mean while and dropped back the loch and the cars. Later we all reconvened for a BBQ with some of the other club members to finish off a cracking day all round!
|spot ghost dog, terror of the unguarded burger.....|