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Just shy of 83,but 4 from Glenshee

Just shy of 83,but 4 from Glenshee


Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:13 pm

Route description: Glas Maol Munros circuit, Cairnwell Pass

Munros included on this walk: Cairn of Claise, Carn an Tuirc, Creag Leacach, Glas Maol

Date walked: 25/06/2011

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 20 km

Ascent: 1154m

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With my gammy knee playing up for the last two weeks I bailed out on the Roy Bridge meet (hope you are all having a great time) and had resigned myself to maybe getting out nearer home with something nice and easy to test the knee,that was until I got a text on Thurs night from JB saying he was heading to Glenshee to finish of two munro"s from the ski centre.
So here we were bright and early parked at the "Devils Elbow" gearing up for the day ahead,when out the corner of my eye a car stopped on the A93,reversed back and pulled into the carpark,the driver got out and made a bee line straight for me and said "I know your face",your gammy leg walker,taken aback somewhat,I mumbled "who are you"to which the reply was "rockhopper".I must have a face thats hard to forget.
Nice meeting you "rockhopper" hope you had a good day on Lochnagar.JB and I did the route the reverse way from WH as JB only had Creag Leacach & Glas Maol to do on this round,and I was happy to get out,do these two and then see how the knee was shaping up before making a call whether to carry on,or bail out once these two were done.
As always,the day ahead was walked in the clag all day,with no views anywhere,so I did not take many pictures,apart from some summit views.
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Cairn Creag Leacach
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Summit pic Creag Leacach
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Trig Glas Maol
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Cairn Cairn of Claise
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Summit pic Cairn of Claise
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Cairn Cairn an Tuirc
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Summit pic Cairn an Tuirc
Like I said not too many views anywhere today,and with only one car it meant we were facing a 5k walk back up the A93 to get back to the Devils Elbow,and my car.We did try and hitch a lift back,but for some reason,even though plenty cars passed,none seamed to want to stop,and JB and I were at a loss as to why
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Cant see any reason not to stop
Never mind four more in the bag,knee held up fairly well,and a good day was had in JBs company
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Re: Just shy of 83,but 4 from Glenshee

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:28 pm

Looks like summit pic of Glas Maol has somehow been posted in wrong order,and cant understand why "sorry"
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Re: Just shy of 83,but 4 from Glenshee

Postby Stretch » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:54 pm

"Clag Walker" strikes again! But at least you were able to get out, 18 to the century mark!
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Re: Just shy of 83,but 4 from Glenshee

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:12 pm

Stretch wrote:18 to the century mark!



Don"t even go there Andy.

PS I did say I would post a walk soon with "the clag" so you can see what you are missing :lol: :lol: :wtf: :wtf:
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Re: Just shy of 83,but 4 from Glenshee

Postby pollyh33 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:15 pm

Getting multiples in Glenshee!!! I'm impressed!!!

Nae luck not getting a lift, have you considered wearing a pair of shorts???? :lol:
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Re: Just shy of 83,but 4 from Glenshee

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:23 pm

pollyh33 wrote:Nae luck not getting a lift, have you considered wearing a pair of shorts????



I did consider wearing shorts "polly33",but was mindfull that the A93 can be very busy and did not want any accidents on my account with drivers being distracted looking at my legs :lol:
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Re: Just shy of 83,but 4 from Glenshee

Postby pollyh33 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:25 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:
pollyh33 wrote:Nae luck not getting a lift, have you considered wearing a pair of shorts????



I did consider wearing shorts "polly33",but was mindfull that the A93 can be very busy and did not want any accidents on my account with drivers being distracted looking at my legs :lol:


A bit like those 'Hello Boys' bill posters that can't caused all the car accidents in the 90's???
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Re: Just shy of 83,but 4 from Glenshee

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:33 pm

Exactly
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Re: Just shy of 83,but 4 from Glenshee

Postby pollyh33 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:50 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:Exactly
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:sick: :sick: :sick: :sick:
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Re: Just shy of 83,but 4 from Glenshee

Postby Alan S » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:30 pm

Welcome back clag walker where have you been :lol:
Gutted i missed today but im looking forward to bagging the six, i will arrange for you to pick me up at the end :D
gammy leg walker wrote:We did try and hitch a lift back,but for some reason,even though plenty cars passed,none seamed to want to stop,and JB and I were at a loss as to why

Thats a silly question, its obvious .................. its coz you have you hair cut like a thug :lol:
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Re: Just shy of 83,but 4 from Glenshee

Postby ChrisW » Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:17 pm

Great effort Gammy, shame about the weather (again :roll: ) real pain that you didn't get a lift as that road walk can be a real spoiler at the end of the day - still the leg held up mate and that's always a good thing :D
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Re: Just shy of 83,but 4 from Glenshee

Postby Morag M » Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:32 pm

Well done GLW :D , shame you did'nt get the views with all the clag.
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Re: Just shy of 83,but 4 from Glenshee

Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:18 am

alan s wrote:Gutted i missed today but im looking forward to bagging the six, i will arrange for you to pick me up at the end



Now let me think...........................eh no
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Re: Just shy of 83,but 4 from Glenshee

Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:31 am

ChrisW wrote:still the leg held up mate and that's always a good thing


Thanks Chris,wanted to carry on and bag Tolmount & Tom Buidhe,but new we had that road walk back to the car and did not want to push my luck too far,only problem now,still got them to do and dont fancy walking from Loch Callater & a 10hr day,having a wee look at going from Glen Doll Lodge in Glen Clova,following "Jock"s Road",then over "Crow Craggies",,then just reverse the route,but not sure how long this will take
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Re: Just shy of 83,but 4 from Glenshee

Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:34 am

Thanks very much"sarahkirsty"as you may well have read the clag seams to follow me no matter where I go :lol:
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