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The Glenshee Six
by andrewdoggett » Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:32 pm
Munros included on this walk: Cairn of Claise, Carn an Tuirc, Creag Leacach, Glas Maol, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe
Date walked: 19/03/2011
Time taken: 8 hours
Distance: 21.6 km
Ascent: 1227mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
On the way to Glas Maol Satmap earnt it's money as we experienced whiteout conditions
And honestly, this is the same view avec Craigee and Rocco
Not 100% sure we'd have found the summit of Glas Maol in these conditions without Sat Map, wonders of technology!
And finally the 70% chance of cloud free munros on mwis comes good as we head for Cairn of Claise
Craigee and Rocco make for the summit of Tolmount; starting to feel tired in the legs now; this walking in a couple of feet of snow sinking half a foot with each step is strength sapping!
The last of the 6; craigee looking a tad cold on Carn an Tuiric
God bless the lovely local lady who gave Craigee a lift to the southern car park to get the car; we were knackard after this expedition; all down to the snow conditions!
The stats, slow going because of the deep snow... I suggest you don't do these six in snow this deep!
And the route...
That's now 23 munros for the year, and another mini milestone; less than 200 to go as I notch up to 85!! 198... And that's enough snow for this year now thanks...
by yokehead » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:02 pm
by andrewdoggett » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:10 pm
The skier had the right idea
We were debating whether it was better to be on skis or on foot, clearly the skis won the downhill race (though you can ski on your backside you know if it's steep enough ), but overall we caught them up and overtook them on the Tom Buidhe, Tolmount section...
But we were dead...!
by Paul Webster » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:14 pm
by ChrisW » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:57 am
this walking in a couple of feet of snow sinking half a foot with each step is strength sapping
I'm so glad you wrote this, I did Broad Cairn yesterday in million mile an hour headwind and manic deep bands of snow in places (up to the waist twice) thought I would drop dead before the summit reading that you experienced guys suffer the same makes me feel better, though you still look happy at the summit whereas I looked relieved
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