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Glas Tulaichean

Glas Tulaichean


Postby Bod » Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:42 am

Route description: Glas Tulaichean and Carn an Righ, Spittal of Glenshee

Munros included on this walk: Glas Tulaichean

Date walked: 19/03/2011

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 690m

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After a fine walk up Ben Chonzie 2 weeks ago, Glas Tulaichean was a great day out to stretch the legs and prepare for what lies ahead in 2011. Incidently, this was our golden Lab Ritchie's 30th Munro, which we celebrated with a drink in the Dalmunzie Hotel followed by a bar supper in the Spittal of Glenshee watching the end of the rugby. A fantastic day!(The hotel charges £2 and totally welcomes you. I was here a couple of times 20+ years ago as an adventurous teenager, and it was the same then.))
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Setting off on the track just after the cottages, 10 minutes after leaving the Dalmunzie Hotel.
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Heading up Glen Lochsie before climbing a little to join the old railway line that linked the hotel to Glenlochsie Lodge. We were treated to a proud eagle souring over Creag a'caise! "Soaring like'a bird, Where do we go, where do we go"
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Ritchie on the dismantled railway line, see the old sleepers.
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The back of the lodge before the footbridge.
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Ritchie-boy keeping an eye on Valerie crossing.
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Wish I was here 60 years ago, sure there was a few fine drams consumed.
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The track takes a steeper turn.
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The snow becomes deeper and we trudge for a bit, but as we gain height it firms up.
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Spectacular!
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The summit is in sight!
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getting higher...
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The last stretch and the clouds close in.
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The trig point on the summit of Glas Tuliachean, being careful not to stray to far east as visibility closed in. The corrie ain't to far. Enjoyed our descent retracing our tracks.
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Re: Glas Tulaichean

Postby Redrock » Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:45 pm

Great post guys! Wonderful snowscapes and some great views of Beinn a'Ghlo. Shame about the summit clag but it looks like you were in the clear most of the way. By the way, with 30 Munros to his credit, isn't it time that Ritchie had his own walkhighlands account. :D
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Re: Glas Tulaichean

Postby 2dalmatians » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:14 pm

Great report and pics Redrock and congratualtions to Ritchie, only 253 to go!!
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