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Spittal of Glenshee

Spittal of Glenshee

Postby fipriestley » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:41 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Iutharn Mhor, Carn an Righ, Glas Tulaichean

Date walked: 31/03/2012

Time taken: 7.75 hours

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Setting off from the hotel car park, the way to Glas Tulaichean is signposted at a gate on the left. Heading off through this field the path did come back to join the track. We stayed on the track, crossing the river and back again further up, so didn't use the old railway track on the north side (saw a few others using that path)
good road out on the south of the burn
choice of paths on either side of burn before starting first climb

Clouds came down over Glas Tulaichean, which had a sprinkling of snow on top. This would be the coldest, windiest summit of the day so we didn't stop there long.
heading up Glas Tulaichean
clouds were moving over Carn an Righ
Glas Tulaichean summit view

From here we took a slightly steeper descent than the WH marked route to cut across to the path for Carn an Righ. That was the last of the snow-dusting, as the clouds moved away and the sun shone brightly for the rest of the day :D
Glas Tulaichean descent
heading round to join path up Carn an Righ
climbing Carn an Righ, path is less distinct in parts, ground was very dry
Beinn Iutharn Mhor, so close! Heading there next :)
looking to Lairig Ghru from Carn an Righ summit
Beinn a'Ghlo

Stopped for lunch on this summit, still a little cool and windy but the cairn shelter on the summit is an excellent wind break. Re-tracing steps back to the bealach and up Mam nan Carn, there was a choice of continuing straight up there. Instead we stayed with the main path around this hill to pick up the Beinn Iutharn Mhor path at the col.
Mam nan Carn
heading up to pick up the path on Beinn Iutharn Mhor
flat top to get to Beinn Iutharn Mhor summit
Beinn Iutharn Mhor summit view

Back down to the col, we picked up a path around the north side of Mam nan Carn and down to Loch nan Eun, then followed the long path back through Gleann Taitneach.
heading down to Loch nan Eun
better than a private villa with pool!
heading to Gleann Taitneach
climb down, path follows stream
Gleann Taitneach ends with a bouncy bridge crossing :)
almost back at car park, view back - started with the gate on the left and came back through the one on the right
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Re: Spittal of Glenshee

Postby rockhopper » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:14 am

A wee bit of dodgy weather but turned out very nicely fi - well done :D Walked round this area just under a year ago and really enjoyed it as well - never tire of seeing Loch nan Eun - your "better than a private villa with pool!" looks like it was taken very close to my first ever wild camp spot - thanks for the memories - cheers :D
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