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Glenshee 9

Glenshee 9

Postby snowdonia7 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:51 pm

Munros included on this walk: Cairn of Claise, Càrn a' Ghèoidh, Càrn an Tuirc, Càrn Aosda, Creag Leacach, Glas Maol, The Cairnwell, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe

Date walked: 09/09/2011

Time taken: 8.15 hours

Distance: 30 km

Ascent: 2000m

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Inspired by the fell race of the same name I resolved to try this as a fast and light walk (with a bit of jogging). Poor weather, some navigational errors and stopping en route to eat (a nice and healthy meat pie) meant that it took longer than expected (and significantly longer than the 3hours 30 taken by the winner of this year's Glenshee 9 race!).

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The 6 munros to the east of the A93 form what would probably be a nice little round in its own right (the trip from Tom Bhuide to Tolmount is over in no time). However, with legs still feeling the exertion from the day before (see route walk for Mayar and Driesh) the second half of the round became a bit of a drag. In particular the climb up the eastern flank of Carn Aosda from the A93 was not pleasant at all; no path and lots of high leg raises through the heather.
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Still smiling before the climb up Carn Aosda

Still the day's effort meant I was able to enjoy a huge bag of fish and chips from the Hungry Highlander without feeling guilty and hope that the legs won't be too tired on the Lochnagar circuit the next day :D
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Re: Glenshee 9

Postby 147cjl » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:07 pm

that's some walk, fairplay - think i'd stick to the six in one go myself i'd be struggling getting back to the road then going up another one (3) :)
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Re: Glenshee 9

Postby ChrisW » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:55 pm

3 hours 30 for the winner.....was he in a bloody helicopter :lol:

That's and incredible round Snowdonia7, kudos to you my superfit friend :shock:
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Re: Glenshee 9

Postby joenorris » Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:08 pm

Awesome trip mate - great pace. That's some efficient bagging!
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Re: Glenshee 9

Postby skuk007 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:23 am

Heck of a walk Snowdonia, well done on that time.

I hadn't thought of combining these hills, food for thought! Might take me longer than you did it but a 12 hour walk in the summer sounds like it would be possible. :)
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