Hill: Badandun Hill
Date: Monday 28th December 2009
Company: Just me
Time: 3Hrs 10Mins
The weather today was just superb, albeit very cold.
At 08:00 the temperature was -16C. By 12:30, the temperature had risen to a sweltering -13C. I parked beside the sign, "Keeper's Cottage Fergus", near Delnamer, where there is room for a couple of cars.
I followed the track, over the River Isla and onto Fergus.
After crossing the Fergus burn via a small bridge, I skirted the small wood to gain the open hillside.
View North towards Monega hill and Canness glen:
During the ascent I spotted a large herd of deer (Possibly the same large herd that I got very close to on neighbouring Duchray Hill back in August).
The ascent of the hill was quite tiring as I had to break trail the whole way. It was just a case of head up and try to avoid the thigh deep drifts.
Glas Maol and Tom Bhuidhe (zoomed):
Looking over Creagan Caise towards Spittal of Glenshee hills:
Looking North towards Glas Maol and Tom Bhuidhe:
The views from the summit were fantastic but it was a bit too cold to hang around for long.