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by howzat » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:55 pm
Munros included on this walk: Cairn of Claise, Carn an Tuirc, Creag Leacach, Glas Maol, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe
Date walked: 25/07/2011
Time taken: 7.45 hoursRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
With good visibility the route up the next Munro, Cairn of Claise, was via an obvious easy going track, following a dry stone wall just before the summit which I reached in 2hrs 20mins.
Munros 3 & 4 of the day, the more remote Tolmount (3hrs 10mins) & Ben Buidhe (3hrs 45m), were reached by a walk across a peaty plateau. It did take quite a few looks at my map to work out which were the Munros as both looked little more than small hills on the expansive plateau, an area which the guide books say can provide difficult navigation in poor weather.
The walk from Ben Buidhe to Munro 5 of the day, Glas Maol, required a long but easy 2 hour walk back via just below the summit of Cairn of Claise to pick up a wide track to just short of Glas Maol's summit which was reached in 5hrs 30mins.
Munro number 6 was Creag Leacach, which looked by far the most interesting of the day, requiring a walk along a very rocky but easy ridge to its summit, which was reached in 6hrs 35mins. The descent from Creag Leacach should have been via the SW top however I managed it (not planned) via a very steep path (thank God for those walking poles) before the SW top, reaching the car park 2 kms south of the ski-centre in 7hrs 45mins, glad of the fact that I didn't have a 4km road walk back to the start point. A long but easy going walk to get 6 Munros.
by RicKamila » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:18 pm
by davetherave » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:55 pm
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