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Glenshee 9

Glenshee 9

Postby bar72 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:48 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: 18/07/2013

Time taken: 11 hours

Distance: 30 km

Ascent: 1690m

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Forgot to add this in my blog. Completed on 18th July 2013 in shorts / t-shirt. Was roasting.

started off heading easterly up the path by the radio mast

now i could've headed straight up to the top then beared right (south) for the 1st summit, but i went to check out the bothy 1st

the bothy

nice woodburner for the colder nights ;

looking up to the summit of Creag leacach. Nice easy going at this point

the summit of Creag Leacach, 1 down, 8 to go.

and off we go over the scree for no.2, Glas Maol

nice wee shelter built from rocks and scree, handy in winter ;

at the summit of no.2 Glas Maol

heading for no.3, Cairn of Claise, quite boring and featureless at this part

on the summit of Cairn of Claise, next, Tom Buidhe

heading for Tom Buidhe, again, featureless and glad i had a good day for it.

on the summit of no.4, Tom Buidhe

heading for no.5, Tolmount

summit of no.5, Tolmount

starting to feel a river running down my back now, on we go for no.6, Carn an Tuirc

it's quite a slog over all the scree to reach the summit of no6, Carn an Tuirc, the final Munro of this circuit that's East of the A93 / Ski Centre

Scree ridden summit of Carn an Tuirc. A very long walk back down to the A93 now to reach no.7, Carn Aosda

A very long walk back down from no.6, Carn an Tuirc, to the A93, to reach no.7, Carn Aosda. The 1st of the 3 Munro's west of the A93 / Ski Centre

after crossing the A93, head East straight up the heather for a quick ascent to the summit of no.7, Carn Aosda

the summit of no.7, Carn Aosda with no.9, The Cairnwell in the background. Legs are like lead now ;

and continuing on for no.8, Carn a'Gheoidh

at the summit of no.8, Carn a'Gheoidh. Legs are absolutely lobster red with sunburn at this point. You have to backtrack now for no.9, The Cairnwell

at the summit of no.9, The Cairnwell. All i did then was head east, straight back down the heather to the car park. going down was more painful on the legs that going up. 9 munro's bagged though and a massive feel good factor ;;

what a great feeling of achievement after this circuit. really had to push myself after no.6 but kept up the fight and managed them all.
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Re: Glenshee 9

Postby tomyboy73 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:37 pm

some feat to that all on your ow, well done, one i`ll need to look into for next year
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Re: Glenshee 9

Postby Backpacker » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:51 pm

Well done, it's some slog towards the end.
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