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Glas Maol Circuit

Glas Maol Circuit

Postby matt8428 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:54 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: 30/07/2011

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 20.2 km

Ascent: 1282m

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A fantastic walk! Park on the right as you go past Glenshee Ski Lifts down the hill. Walk over the bridge and follow the route nearest the Stream. This is an idealic route until you hit theopen terrain and start the ascent. I followed the direct route up but you can see routes from the road if you want to plan an easier ascent.

On reaching the summit and scrambling over the rocks, you are onto an open plateau with some fantastic views. You can also see (on a good day) the next two Munro's (Cairn of Claise and Glas Maol). The route is fairly easy from here and you have to do a it of boulder hopping however, there is a beaten track where vehicles have been up. Stick to the ridge line and then its a nice steady climb to Glas Maol.

Reaching the summit of Glas Maol, you can either follow the track straight down or just continue uptowards Cul Riabhach and Creag Leacach. Again, boulder hopping up to the summit of both of these you then pick up several tracks that lead you to Meall Gorm. I headed towards Ailt Caire a' Bhathaich (Stream) which there are a few beaten tracks but you have to make your own path at times. On hitting the stream, cross over it and stick to a rag tag of a path (you will need to have your wits about you and a good set of boots!) which leads you past a tree near a small set of rapids before the path becomes more prominent. This then leads you below the car park at Gd 140755 before you start the ascent back up towards the Ski Centre and then back to your starting point. Hope that this helps and enjoy the walk.

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