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Glas Tulaichean, Carn an Righ and Beinn Iutharn Mhor

Glas Tulaichean, Carn an Righ and Beinn Iutharn Mhor


Postby jenniferc6 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:15 pm

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

Date walked: 08/09/2012

Time taken: 7.25 hours

Distance: 26.6 km

Ascent: 1442m

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I stayed at the Ballater campsite after my work’s summer outing and went to Spittal of Glenshee ready to start walking at 7.30. I left the Dalmunzie hotel and followed the old railway line to Glenlochsie lodge.
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Glenlochsie lodge

As I was about to rejoin the landrover track, I spotted a big bird of prey which looked like an osprey since it had a light underside but I’m not 100% sure whether it was or not.
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Bird of prey

The track was easy to follow up to Glas Tulaichean and the cloud started to lift when I reached the top. I decended the grassy slopes to rejoin the path which leads to Carn an Righ.
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Decending Glas Tulaichean
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Devils point
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It was very sunny and warm in the sheltered glens and I was glad of the breeze to cool me down when I reached the top. I had my lunch at the top surrounded by fantastic views and some pipits and wheatears were flying about.
I went back down from Carn an Righ and followed a good stalkers path towards Beinn Iutharn Mhor. There were good views of the Cairngorms from the summit and Beinn a Ghlo.
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View from Beinn Iutharn Mhor

When I was coming back down, lots of red deer were running across the hillside and they seemed to just keep coming! Eventually some of them spotted me and they went off in the other direction.
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Red deer

Throughout the walk I saw lots of mountain hare, ptarmigan and grouse – I think Glenshee is probably one of the best places I have walked for seeing wildlife.
From Beinn Iutharn Mhor I went down to Loch nan Eun, past the waterfalls and then had the long walk back through Glen Taitneach in the sunshine back to the car park.
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Loch nan Eun
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waterfalls
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Re: Glas Tulaichean, Carn an Righ and Beinn Iutharn Mhor

Postby BoyVertiginous » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:22 pm

Great pics. Did well to get these on a decent day.
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Re: Glas Tulaichean, Carn an Righ and Beinn Iutharn Mhor

Postby canofirnbru » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:12 am

Great Pics, Going here next weekend if the weathers ok!
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Re: Glas Tulaichean, Carn an Righ and Beinn Iutharn Mhor

Postby jenniferc6 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:13 pm

Thanks guys! Hope you get some good weather when you do the walk, there's some great views along the way.
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Re: Glas Tulaichean, Carn an Righ and Beinn Iutharn Mhor

Postby Steve B » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:15 pm

Nice reminder of a good day I had up in these hills. Looks like you had fun.
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Re: Glas Tulaichean, Carn an Righ and Beinn Iutharn Mhor

Postby monty » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:17 pm

Great photo of loch nan Eun. Glen taintneach is lovely in the summer sunshine. :D
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Re: Glas Tulaichean, Carn an Righ and Beinn Iutharn Mhor

Postby soulminer » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:50 pm

Great day for these :) We were up there yesterday in a variety of conditions- driving rain, high winds and some sun :wink:
Loads of deer about, probably 150/200 in this group-

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Re: Glas Tulaichean, Carn an Righ and Beinn Iutharn Mhor

Postby jenniferc6 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:17 pm

Good photos, they were moving pretty fast when I tried to get my pictures. I head a few distant gunshots when I was heading over to Beinn Iutharn Mhor so there must have been some shooting going on further away.
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Re: Glas Tulaichean, Carn an Righ and Beinn Iutharn Mhor

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:57 pm

Well done Jennifer, really useful report. :clap:

We attempted these three in thigh deep snow and only got to the summit of Glas Tulaichean before heading back.

Really strange seeing it in the summer!!!

Heading back on Tuesday to do this walk, hopefully with the same weather as you. 8)
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Re: Glas Tulaichean, Carn an Righ and Beinn Iutharn Mhor

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:20 pm

Great photographs, good weather for you, what a place Loch nan Eun is, I wild camped there with the grandson at the end of August, fabulous location.
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Re: Glas Tulaichean, Carn an Righ and Beinn Iutharn Mhor

Postby jenniferc6 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:05 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:Great photographs, good weather for you, what a place Loch nan Eun is, I wild camped there with the grandson at the end of August, fabulous location.

Thanks, it was a really good day out and I only met a couple of people all day. It's always good to have such a beautiful location to yourself.

Polly - guessing you didn't get out in the gales yesterday! Hope you have a good day when you do the route.
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Re: Glas Tulaichean, Carn an Righ and Beinn Iutharn Mhor

Postby rockhopper » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:16 pm

Great day for it and good to get the weather. Loch nan Eun - the site of my first ever wild camp, was a lovely spot to set up the tent - cheers :)
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Re: Glas Tulaichean, Carn an Righ and Beinn Iutharn Mhor

Postby dogplodder » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:28 pm

Done Glas Tulaichean twice but still have the other two to do so this report is really useful to me - thanks! :D
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Re: Glas Tulaichean, Carn an Righ and Beinn Iutharn Mhor

Postby bradan » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:24 pm

Did these three anti-clockwise yesterday in fabulous, cold and snowy conditions. Top tip - it's possible to cycle about 10km up the glen - leave bike by the track at the bottom of Creag Dallaig (1 hr).

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Sunrise on Glas Tulaichean from bike park.

Lots of black ice covered by 1" fresh powder en route up to Loch nan Eun. Then carried straight on and took the shoulder around Mam nan Carn (tight deep snow in places), down to the saddle and up to Beinn Iutharn Mhor (3 hrs). Back owards the saddle then followed the burn down then up Carn an Righ (4 hrs).

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On Carn an Righ

Then off down the shoulder and straight up Glas Tulaichean to the summit (5 hrs 15).

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Looking north from the summit of Glas Tulaichean.

Descent down the ridge and picked up the new(ish) hill track that returns to the base of Creag Dallaig then back down the glen to the Spittle. A great day out: hard with with difficult snow and ice in several places. Total time 7 hrs
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Re: Glas Tulaichean, Carn an Righ and Beinn Iutharn Mhor

Postby jenniferc6 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:33 pm

Looks like you had some brilliant weather :). I did the graham, Carn a'ghille chearr beside Cromdale yesterday and there was some pretty deep powdery snow over thick heather in places which made it a bit tiring on the way up, but was good for coming down. Well done for managing the three munros in the short winter days
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