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Glas Maol circuit

Glas Maol circuit


Postby David Lyall » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:52 am

Route description: Glas Maol Munros circuit, Cairnwell Pass

Munros included on this walk: Cairn of Claise, Carn an Tuirc, Creag Leacach, Glas Maol

Date walked: 29/07/2014

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 19.5 km

Ascent: 1033m

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Last day of my Highland holiday and decided on the Glas Maol circuit. I parked at the ski center and walked down the road to the first start point so I did not have so far to walk on the road at the end of the day apart from that it was exactly as described in walkhighlands. The weather was dry and warm wind got up slightly on the top of Glas Maol but not too bad. A few things I saw on the walk. 3 Mountain Hares, Dead deer, Herd of Deer, Ptarmigan, Land Rover, Mini bus on top of Cairn of Claise about seven people all looking very happy because they had not had to walk all the way up, Very nice couple from Netherlands who love there football team and Scottish fans.
Carn an Tuirc from road.jpg
Carn an Tuirc from road

shieling on the way to Carn an Tuirc.jpg
Shieling on the path up to Carn an Tuirc

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Summit of Carn an Tuirc

Top of Cairn of Claise with Glas Maol behind.jpg
Top of Cairn of Claise with Glas Maol behind

Summit of Glas Maol with Leacach behind.jpg
Summit of Glas Maol with Leacach behind

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Near the summit of Creag Leacach looking back to Glas Maol

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Summit of Creag Leacach with the ski center way in the distance

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Happy days back at the car and a coffee at hand
:D
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Re: Glas Maol circuit

Postby GillC » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:10 pm

Is THAT what it looks like without snow lol Lovely day you had there. :D
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Re: Glas Maol circuit

Postby jmarkb » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:36 pm

David Lyall wrote:Mini bus on top of Cairn of Claise about seven people all looking very happy because they had not had to walk all the way up


What?! Since when did folk start running minibus trips up the hills........
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Re: Glas Maol circuit

Postby jupe1407 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:06 pm

My girlfriend and I were up there at the same time and saw the "Safari" coming back from Cairn of Claise.

I think they paid £30 each for a bumpy drive to see a few mountain hares :lol:
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Re: Glas Maol circuit

Postby jupe1407 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:07 pm

jmarkb wrote:
David Lyall wrote:Mini bus on top of Cairn of Claise about seven people all looking very happy because they had not had to walk all the way up


What?! Since when did folk start running minibus trips up the hills........


http://www.braemarhighlandsafaris.co.uk/safaris/
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Re: Glas Maol circuit

Postby dunrock » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:15 pm

jmarkb wrote:
David Lyall wrote:Mini bus on top of Cairn of Claise about seven people all looking very happy because they had not had to walk all the way up


Funny you should mention that. We were up at loch callater not far from glenshee on the same day, when a mini bus drove down the track and passed the loch. I thought it was quite strange!
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Re: Glas Maol circuit

Postby jupe1407 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:19 pm

dunrock wrote:
jmarkb wrote:
David Lyall wrote:Mini bus on top of Cairn of Claise about seven people all looking very happy because they had not had to walk all the way up


Funny you should mention that. We were up at loch callater not far from glenshee on the same day, when a mini bus drove down the track and passed the loch. I thought it was quite strange!


It'll be the same one. When it passed us it took the track towards Glen Callater.

A bizarre sight on the hills :lol:
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Re: Glas Maol circuit

Postby David Lyall » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:40 pm

I just wish I had taken a picture, it would have made a change from the usual rubbish I put on!!
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