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Name:Mount Keen
Hill number:485
Height:939m / 3081ft
RHB Section:07B: Braemar to Montrose
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA), Angus (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen), Catchment Boundaries, North Esk
Watershed:Aberdeen Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur,Y)
Grid ref:NO 40905 86918
Summit feature:rock 1m S of trig point
Drop:312m
Col:627m  NO372867  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 44
(1:25k) OL54 395
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 626 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
JEBUisdean2521/10/2019
Javi, bel and bikeo!!jennygraham08/10/2019
Fine day, very strong wind especially at summit. Cycled to start of climb 1h20m, climb on new well made path 1h 15m. Good 360 views. Several people on summit mainly from the south. Return same way, descent 45m, cycle back 50m. Caledonian pine forest at start.Trotticus13/09/2019
Alan, Gavin, Robert, TorilNHWC09/09/2019
Walked solo. Standard tourist route from Invermark car park via Glen Mark cottage, Ladder Burn and the Mounth road. Return same way. Easy route on a wide track with the scenery gradually improving with height. Summit is a stony and heathery dome sitting on a high plateau. Despite its dull reputation, there are superb views over the eastern Cairngorms, Mounth and Angus glens to the coast. Lochnagar is particularly impressive. Weather dry and mostly sunny. Time 6 hours.jamessteel10012/08/2019
From parking area at end of public road in Glen Tanar (NO 47396 95636). Very long approach but easy walking on a well-surfaced track, some excellent work being done re-constructing the ascent path from the footbridge at NO 406895 to the summit. Would recommend a mountain bike to cover the distance between the car park and the footbridge above!david23020103/07/2019
3rd Repeatchalky195302/07/2019
From Glen Tanar House. New path is being constructed from river crossing at NO407896, to summit - tough men, working in all conditions.Isbjorn 3rd Round31/05/2019
Long walk in up Glen Tanar from free public parking area at road head. KeithByTheC14/05/2019
With Matt and LunaBigNick21/04/2019
Invermark route with Elizyanne. Cracking Autumn day.GmacT17/10/2018
A gorgeous autumn walk. Easy path and lovely day but an icy wind at the summit. Met two enduro bikers who struggled a bit to clamber over the rocks to the cairn.elizyanne17/10/2018
walked from Braid Cairn. Good views. Busy hill.187lenny05/08/2018
With Ashley on short day walkJamesSDonald01/08/2018
Loop from Invermark car park to Queen's Well, Mount Keen, Baird Cairn, Hill of Gairney and back to the car park.PsyCrow30/07/2018
From Invermark to the summit via the Queen's Well. Idyllic conditions, with slopes ablaze with heatherNick Down130/06/2018
TGO Challenge 2018twg2722/05/2018
following the traditional path from Invermark to the Queens well and up onto the ridge and to the summit. return via the same pathAristotle Chip18/02/2018
Solo walk from Auchronie Clear, cold. Lots of snow - deep on easterly aspect Also visited Braid Cairnwychwood03/01/2018
braw warm & snowy day.nrowan01/01/2018
Lovely cycle up Glen Tanar. Slow progress in soft snow after but even better cycle back in late afternoon sunshineyounggl24/11/2017
Cloudy and windy day. Top on my own, but accompanied up valley by David.Andytomlinson23/10/2017
Circuit from Glen Tanar over Mt Keen, Broad Cairn & Gathering CairnAjm031019/08/2017
From Glen Mark with BDanmawr13/08/2017
41st Munrolojzi86062106/08/2017
38. Fine day, up from Glen Esk. Good views all round. Started to rain near the end. Good tea and cake at House of Mark.huwthomas02/08/2017
AloneRob Pen y Garn13/06/2017
Mount Keen followed by Loch Lee, Falls of UnichHuwel05/06/2017
TGOC17Colin Crawford23/05/2017
SMHC club walk. Round trip 13.6 miles. Ascent via Queens Well, descent over Braid Cairn, Naked Hill & Hill of Gairney. Overcast, some rain but didn't need raincoat. Blister/rubbing on heel not had that for the last 2 pairs of boots ???LizzieG21/05/2017
Lionel, Pat. 6.6mls bike to start.Chris Blake12/05/2017
Climbed from Auchronie- at the top of Glen Esk- 5 hours- very windy on top.chillyman811/04/2017
Fourth visit. Like the others, from the end of Glen Esk to the south and up Glen Mark. Clear conditions but blustery on the summit. Descended by the northern side down to the Mounth road.Windy Corner04/04/2017
Cycled from car park at Invermark (end of road) to summit up rough tracks - decent mountain bike required. Bit of pushing towards the top required.raffemeister02/04/2017
GMnIdris02/04/2017
SoloUisdean2519/03/2017
Climbed from Glen Tanar side then continued across to Invermark car park, then returned and climbed for a second time in the opposite direction.vgiorgio06/03/2017
From Invermark (Glen Esk)kdbennett01/10/2016
Simple walk from Glen Mark on a late summer's day but still very bracing wind on top.steveroberts18/09/2016
Climbed with Lucy (the dog). A dry climb for a change, with a clear top offering great views. Wide easy to follow path from Invermark all the way to the top. Tried cycling for the first few kilometers, but the loose stones and gravel in the path was unsuitable for a hybrid bike. Mountain bikes seem to manage OK, but would involve a lot of pushing after the first 5 kms.honey badger29/08/2016
Wandered up from Ballater - brilliant approach that way - deep heather meant wet legs though. Found the secret waterfall in the burn.basscadet01/08/2016
Warm and sunny for the easy walk up from Invermark. Just over two hours to the top.Roblex28/07/2016
MTB up Glen Tanar to steel foot bridge then simple up and down. Perfect timing, thunder started as I got back to the car.rhalstead24/06/2016
On the 2016 TGO Challengealistairpooler24/05/2016
On TGO Challenge, with Sue, from Ballater.Phreerunner24/05/2016
with Markgrimjimm20/05/2016
From Glen MarkJA31/03/2016
Cycled through the native pine forest up Glen Tanar to the steel foot bridge at the foot of the Mounth Road. 407896. Walked up over a few soft snow patches to the trig pillar atop red granite rocks. Over cast but fantastic views. The bike ride back was worth doing on its own - slightly down hill with the wind behind me.mindlessflogger23/03/2016
Started from Ballater in murky conditions. Began climbing through Glen Muick estate, broke out of the gloom into bright sunshine at c. 480m below Craig Vallich. Route up to the fenceline on Lach na Gualainn is very much a trace, and very soggy. Rocky track easily followed down, but tricky to find again on reaching the Burn of Garbh Choire. Elfwalked over snow down into the glen. The bank beyond the bridge had not endured the floods well, with a good section of path missing. Ascent taxing with sections of the path jammed up with deep snow. Joined the only walker I met that day on the snowfields below the summit. Ptarmigans, and Lochnagar looking grand, elsewhere not so much. Back through Glen Tanar. Took a bit of a detour, and joined the Firmounth beneath Belrorie Hill, soon leaving that for the Tillycairn road, and then a path through the nature reserve that ended in sight of Dinnet.Fear-allabain16/03/2016
18.5km - 5hours - snow & galesframeworks15/02/2016