Just a quick report for those people confined to work, sadly me also today! I was able to get some last minute leave and join my old pal Mark who also had a day off. Last time we were in the Cairngorms together was in the Scouts, on epic weekend trips that would would never be undertaken today… He wanted to do two Munros Beinn Bhrotain & Monadh Mor. These are remote, about 30km of walking no matter what route you do. We went from Linn of Dee, 5km on bikes to White Bridge then 29km circular route over Carn Clioch-mhuillin, Beinn Bhrotain then finally Monadh Mor. GPS said 39.7Km when we got back to car park.
I made 50 Q’s on 40/30/20CW, we were not hanging around so just one call on 2m FM and nil. Rig KX2 + 33m doublet, internal atu + 1:1 balun for instant band change.
Amazing Wx, car thermo said 27C driving back down to Braemar! Not a breath of wind or a cloud in the sky!
Mark ready to go
Dee up towards White Bridge
Selfie, GM0GAV left
Still a bit of snow around, wont last long with weather like this
Deil’s Point left, Lairig Ghru, Cairn a Mhaim with Ben Macdui behind