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Glas Maol and Creag Leacach

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:43 pm
by quoman
Last week we were trying to do the glenshee 6 but only managed four of them :( . So this walk was to return and do the other 2 Glas Maol and Creag Leacach :).

It was Alec's turn to drive :-D this week so we set of a bit later 06.30 an extra hour in bed :) set of up the road very quiet for a saturday moring arrived at the carpark at the devil's elbow at 08.25 sat in the jeep for 15 mins to let the sleet pass over so we got ready in the jeep.Started the walk at 08.45
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carpark devil's elbow
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the way ahead


Made good time upto the middle between Meall Gorm and the shoulder of Creag Leacach its quite a pull up to it for me I was sweating like hell fleece of then fleece on :lol: stopped to take some pic's of the surounding hills
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The Cairnwell
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Carn na Sac


We coud see the snow coming from the north west put on the waterproof jacket just in time :D :D as we made our way to the summit the wind what was to be around 50/60 mph was more like 70/80mph it was shoving us up the shoulder of the hill plus the path was solid with ice but didn't need the crampons.

up onto the 943 mtr to the cairn sat there for 5mins to check the gps a further 0.7klm to the real summit followed the stone dyke 10 mins later we were there.
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20 metre's after the summit
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having some soup

On we went a nice ridge walk sort off
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Alec and Bear with Creag Leacach
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Creag Leacach from Glas Maol
Alec on his way to Glas Maol
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Creag Leacach from just below Glas Maol
By now the wind was blowing like mad probably justing to about 90mph it was blowing us of our feet
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Alec and Bear on Glas Maol summit
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Me on summit
went to take a pic of the hills when my hat blow right of ma heed :lol: :lol: away a went after it nae chance of getting it the wind just picked it up and bye bye to the hat had my balaclava on though a quick bit to eat and were off straight into the bitter wind had to stop put on goggles ahhh that's better can see where am going nae mair photo's from here as the snow came on for the rest descent :( :( now the stats
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the stats
thats all folks bye :wave: :wave: p.s the stats pic was took in the house after i got back

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the three of us at the summit

Re: Glas Maol and Creag Leacach

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:56 pm
by scoob999
Good report quoman, i was gonna go out today aswell, but decided the wind would be too much
Well done for getting round in those conditions :shock:
Thought you'd been caving when i saw you stats :lol: :lol:

Re: Glas Maol and Creag Leacach

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:00 pm
by Collaciotach
Good stuff aye it was hellish strong in the West too , thinking of Glen Sith soon never been over that way :o

Re: Glas Maol and Creag Leacach

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:04 pm
by quoman
scoob999 wrote:Good report quoman, i was gonna go out today aswell, but decided the wind would be too much
Well done for getting round in those conditions :shock:
Thought you'd been caving when i saw you stats :lol: :lol:



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: -49 mtrs a was sittin in the coalseller :lol: :lol:

Re: Glas Maol and Creag Leacach

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:05 pm
by quoman
Collaciotach wrote:Good stuff aye it was hellish strong in the West too , thinking of Glen Sith soon never been over that way :o



You will like it over there nice rolling hills nae big drop offs

Re: Glas Maol and Creag Leacach

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:53 pm
by luckyguy68
The hardest part o the day must have been switching yer alarm off to get up :lol: . Well worth it though as your photos win hands down on any long lie. :clap:

Re: Glas Maol and Creag Leacach

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:54 pm
by Collaciotach
quoman wrote:
Collaciotach wrote:Good stuff aye it was hellish strong in the West too , thinking of Glen Sith soon never been over that way :o



You will like it over there nice rolling hills nae big drop offs




here i like the big drop offs none of this soft Easty beasty stuff now you hear :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Glas Maol and Creag Leacach

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:55 pm
by mrssanta
Collaciotach wrote:
here i like the big drop offs none of this soft Easty beasty stuff now you hear :lol: :lol: :lol:

Easier to get lost in I think though.

Re: Glas Maol and Creag Leacach

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:59 pm
by Graeme D
Cracking stuff. I'd have waved from Monamenach if I'd known! :lol:

Re: Glas Maol and Creag Leacach

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:17 am
by ChrisW
Good stuff Quoman, great to see you tidying up these spare two :D I did the same myself with these 6 but left Tolmount and Tom Buidhe as the 2 to catch. Lovely memory jogger for me, cheers :D

Re: Glas Maol and Creag Leacach

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:49 am
by quoman
ChrisW wrote:Good stuff Quoman, great to see you tidying up these spare two :D I did the same myself with these 6 but left Tolmount and Tom Buidhe as the 2 to catch. Lovely memory jogger for me, cheers :D



Hi Chris that must have been some walk that you left yourself.

Re: Glas Maol and Creag Leacach

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:59 am
by quoman
luckyguy68 wrote:The hardest part o the day must have been switching yer alarm off to get up :lol: . Well worth it though as your photos win hands down on any long lie. :clap:

Aye the wind through the night kept me up most of the night. :D

Collaciotach wrote:
quoman wrote:
Collaciotach wrote:Good stuff aye it was hellish strong in the West too , thinking of Glen Sith soon never been over that way :o



You will like it over there nice rolling hills nae big drop offs




here i like the big drop offs none of this soft Easty beasty stuff now you hear :lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

mrssanta wrote:
Collaciotach wrote:
here i like the big drop offs none of this soft Easty beasty stuff now you hear :lol: :lol: :lol:

Easier to get lost in I think though.

It sure would be just got to trust the GPS. :D

Graeme Dewar wrote:Cracking stuff. I'd have waved from Monamenach if I'd known! :lol:

Hi Graeme, ive probably got a photo of the hill you were on :)

Re: Glas Maol and Creag Leacach

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:39 pm
by Huck Finn
Good report/pics, real bummer about your hat though

Re: Glas Maol and Creag Leacach

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:01 pm
by quoman
Huck Finn wrote:Good report/pics, real bummer about your hat though



Aye it was no a cheap yin 99p :lol: when mountain wearhouse closed down in falkirk :lol: :lol: :lol: