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Rare moment off.

Having had next to no time off recently, I decided to have a day running through the Lairig Ghru in the Cairngorms. I've looked up at this cleft in the hills for as long as I can remember. I've walked all of it at some time or other,but never actually  gone through it specifically. It must be one of the most iconic mountain features in Scotland. Got the perfect day for a good run.....cool with no wind! I imagine doing it into the teeth of a gale would be much tougher.

 

As it was, it took me 4 hours dead from Linn of Dee to the car park on the ski road at the top of the Rothiemurchus Forest.

 Luibeg

Luibeg

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The Devil's Point and wonderful Glen Geusachan

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Looking up the Lairig from above Corrour

 

 

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The summit of the pass

 

 

 Sinclair Memorial Plaque

Sinclair Memorial Plaque

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Chalamain Gap.....much more impressive than I thought it would be.