Mount Keen

Mount Keen, also known as Ben Keen, is the most easterly munro in Scotland, lying mid-way between Glen Tanar and Glen Esk. Best route is from the Glen Tanar side which provides a stunning landscape of a typical scottish moorland the track runs parralel with the lovely water of tanar. The track continues to the bottom of the hill past the remains of the Shiel of Glen Tanar which was burned down in 1992 and then begins its descend up the hill on the north-west ridge, just beyond above the rocky hollow known as the Korlach (in most maps this is known as Corrach)The path continues to the granite summite and then down the other side through various glens until it reaches Glen Esk.

Elevation (feet): 3,081
Elevation (meters): 939
Continent: Europe
Range/Region: Scottish Highlands
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug
Nearest major airport: Aberdeen Airport (Portlethon)
Convenient Center: Aboyne

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 6 trip reports for Mount Keen.

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  • Log #21109 - by Gillian Wood on Dec 06, 2007
    Been up mount keen twice. Got engaged at the top on 19th Aug 2006. It was the final munro for my fiance on this non-stop munro round! Looking for some good photo's of the mountain to use at our...
  • Log #20799 - by Peter Keen on June 01, 2007
    An interesting walk along the glen until we reached the stream. We should have been warned by the name 'Ladder Burn" this was painful on the feet and calf muscles. A long climb up to the first...
  • Log #19237 - by Peter Keen on Sep 27, 2006
    I'm asthmatic, so the walk in to the Queens Well left me a bit knackered, even before my brother, his wife, and myself attempted The Ladder. By the time we gained the ridge for the longish drag to...
  • Log #18838 - by Peter Keen on Feb 14, 2006
    I am chronically asthmatic and diabetic so it was hard even to walk to the base of the mountain. Imagine my horror on seeing 'The Ladder'. I had to rest for half an hour on the ridge before...
  • Log #13675 - by Peter Keen on Jan 17, 2003
    With my brother George W. Keen, and his wife Bernie. For charity and to stand there!!!!
  • Log #13676 - by Barry Goo on Oct 01, 2000
    Lovely heathery dome bright purple in August.