Name:Mount Keen
Hill number:485
Height:939.4m / 3082ft
SMC/RHB Section:07B: Braemar to Montrose
County/UA:Aberdeenshire, Angus
Topographical area:HE14 Keen-battock
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen), Catchment Boundaries, North Esk
Watershed:Aberdeen Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, High Hills of Britain,
Murdo, Yeaman
Grid ref:NO 40905 86919
Summit feature:rock 1m S of trig point
Col:627m  NO372867  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 44
(1:25k) OL54 395
Survey:obvious summit/Leica RX1250
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Alec Heenan and Barry McGarahan. 1st walk with the boys in while. Gloriously sunny walk, very hot, walk in was hard work on Finn and coached him to get a drink at every burn. All in all took around 5 hours. Heard the thunderstorms on the top but by then we were well on our way back to the car. It's a nice easy up and down, with an obvious path to follow. Walk in to start ascending took a little over an hour.ian-e18/05/2024
Using the Southern approach I parked at the large car park near Glen Mark, Eleven mile route with just under 2500 ft of ascent taking just over Five hours.WAYNE ROWLETT17/05/2024
Fifth visit. First time from the north up Glen Tanar.Windy Corner17/05/2024
with Jamespaulpitcher13/04/2024
2nd ascent, blowy up top, fine views to snowy Lochnagar, from InvermarkPDuncan8227/01/2024
Very good to make the best of settled weather conditions for the RHSoc autumn Baggerrambles weekend and get up a decent big top like this one today.Alex C30/09/2023
Out and back from Invermark CP.welshyboyo04/09/2023
From the car park at the top of Glen Esk, where we slept overnight in our Delica (very peaceful - only one tent guy at the other end). Formal hard path all the way to the rocky top. Busy at the top with people on their phones, talking loud enough to hear them in Ballater :) Soaked our feet, lolling by the burn at the well, in the sunshine.Toby-and-Dion23/08/2023
Solo. From Invermark car park with the hordes. Bike to Glenmark Cottage then path all the way to the summit.DampandDusty13/08/2023
Afternoon walk up from Glen Esk. Initially shrouded in cloud which cleared when summit was reached. 18km.PiranhaFish20/06/2023
From Ballater, 17 mileGary Heath28/05/2023
On day 12 of TGOC 2023, between Shiel of Glentanar and Clachnabenalistairpooler23/05/2023
Solo trek up Mt Keen. Got to spy a funnel cloud on nearby hillainzwils22/05/2023
1 of 4: Parked at Bridge of Tanar CP. The roadend CP is now fenced off. Good path all the way. Busy at the top mainly with people from Glen Esk route. with Karen.ChrisR08/10/2022
Glen Esk route from large free carpark at base. Track all the way, though the gravel repairs are water eroded into ruts in many places. Last 100 m is over a boulder jumble. Trig on top with HP adjacent. Started in sunshine and summited in heavy rain, cloud and wind with nil visibility but busy. Descended via sim to E and pt 664m tump in much improved weather.Denise 17/09/2022
Glentanar House - cycled to footbridge at NO406895 - Mount Keen - Braid Cairn - bike - car.Mark Jackson11/08/2022
Easy DRC walk along excellent path from Invermark.TRG31803/07/2022
Incredible day for it, 17.7km out and back in just over 3hrs.Nicky C03/06/2022
Simple out and back from the head of Glen EskGeoff Briggs13/04/2022
Munro 54wanderingstar26/03/2022
with D M and D. Very nice walk. Sunny warm start, very icy and gale on top.Rodge27/02/2022
With Iain. From Invermark. No-one else on hill itself but very pleasant walk up with crawl to the top in the 60mph wind - just under 5hrs.iangpark07/02/2022
Mount Keen from Invermark, Glen Esk - Walkhighlands routehummusg24/01/2022
Mount Keen from Invermark. Tourist route up. Descent via Burn of Doune back into Glen Mark. Cloud base at 850m but blowing on and off so some views.meltdiceburg28/10/2021
From Invermark via Hunt Hill. Ascended from Water of Mark over Couternach to join tourist route, then straightforward from there.quadbarrel25/09/2021
Started off at car park at Invermark. Followed path through Glen Mark to the Queen's Well. Continued along the easy to follow path to the summit of Mount Keen. Followed the same path back to the car.JasonStark18/09/2021
From carpark in Auchronie, along Glen Mark, windy on top but clear.robertgn30/08/2021
Approach from Glen EskSamll30/08/2021
Great day of weather to walk mount Keen with Sheena Smith and Jacqui TuckwellDonaldson26/08/2021
From Invermark CP, usual route but exceptionally hot.garyhoney25/08/2021
From Queenswell by MTBPeteF22/07/2021
The most easterly Munro with a long ponderous walk from Invermark at the head of Glen Esk. a lovely sunny day for this walk.knarf01/07/2021
Out-and-back from car park at Invermark, Glen Esk. Route and write-up at:
Out and back from Glen Esk. Dry but misty above 750m. Very windy at the summitgeoffh1209/06/2021
My first Munro in 25 years, great weather.mazz30/05/2021
Approach from Glen TanarSamll28/11/2020
Munro number 12. Beautiful sunny day.Alan Bothwell05/11/2020
From Invermark CP.Crib Goch29/09/2020
Ran this one with Kev on a very hot day mostly paths so easy compared to the last few that we did where it was very boggy and very little paths. Saw an Adder on the way up sunning itself on the dusty path anout 500 M from the summit.supermario16/07/2020
Ran with Brian Smith, very hot day with quite a long run out and back. Easy climb to the top and had excellent views. Saw first Adder on the hills which was a bonus.Kevthecat16/07/2020
Cycled from Invermark to Queen's Well, walked track to summit, return the same way. With JAS.kdbennett14/07/2020
22Km. 880mtr. Weather Wind. SW then changing NE Blue skies most of the day. -1 rising to 10c. Starting from the car park at Grid 445803 used the mountain bike to Glenmark grid 419831. Also took in Braid Cairn.smocks and denims19/03/2020
1st Munro Mount Keen from Glen Esk Weather: Good , sunshine in valley, quite high winds on top
Ascent from Glen Mark. Snow to road level, bright sun, cold westerly wind. With Karen and Rachel WojcikHighland Days28/01/2020
Ascent from car park at Invermark along track via House of Mark, Queen’s Well, Glenmark, Ladder Burn and Knowe of Crippley.raymooremanx25/01/2020
Solo (4th time)vgiorgio04/01/2020
JEB HFB21/10/2019
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