Hill: Broad Cairn
Date: Friday 24th October 2014
Company: Myself and Cuillin
Distance: 19.9km, Ascent: 915m
Time: 5Hrs 10Mins
I set off today with the intention of ascending Lochnagar from Crathie, via Gelder Shiel. However on arrival in Crathie I had to abandon this plan as the bridge over the Dee
is closed for repair. I had no plan B so my options were either to head for Ballater or Braemar. I opted for Ballater with a view to ascending Broad Cairn from the Spittal of Glenmuick.
I first ascended Broad Cairn together with Cairn Bannoch in 1991. I repeated this same walk a few years later. My third ascent
of Broad Cairn was in 2003 in a traverse from Glen Clova to Spittal of Glenmuick.
My fourth ascent was in 2006 as part of the Lochnagar Horseshoe. Today was therefore ascent No 5.
Cuillin accompanied me today.