So Saturday was HOT but too good a day to miss on the hills. We set off from the layby at Glenshee around 9:15am after an emergency stop in Banchory for more Sun-tan lotion!
Headed up Cairn an Tuirc first on a mostly easy to follow path but somehow ended up off it near the summit and scrambling straight up the rocks. Gentle start to the climb with a short steep section that eased off again near the top.
Got to the summit relatively quickly (an hour and a half roughly) and were pleased with our first munro of the day! Very clear views and the temperature rising by the second!
Hung around long enough to munch a few jelly babies then decided to go to Tolmount next. Was happy to find some snow to cool down in!
Think we took an unnecessarily long way to get to Tolmount through every possible burn. Lovely views looking down Loch Callater and of the White Mounth munros.
Munro number 2!
Really quick ascent of Tom Buidhe from here and clear where to go so this was nice and quick!
So then came the hard part... the trek to Cairn of Claise... so many false summits and the heat exhaustion was kicking in! Very pleased to get there in the end and bag munro number 4 of the day!
The walk down from here seemed to take ages and we were both suffering with aching feet! Which is why I ended the day like this...
Apart from the achey feet and slight sunburn - a beautiful day resulting in 4 new munros!
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