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Carn an Righ, a wee rascal of a munro in my eyes :)

Carn an Righ, a wee rascal of a munro in my eyes :)


Postby Bod » Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:50 pm

Route description: Glas Tulaichean and Carn an Righ, Spittal of Glenshee

Munros included on this walk: Carn an Righ

Date walked: 04/10/2014

Time taken: 7.45 hours

Distance: 24.3 km

Ascent: 983m

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Carn an Righ is an awkward wee munro that has eluded me for a long time due to it's remote location tucked away up to the northwest of the Spittal of Glenshee. In my teenage years I had walked over neighbouring Glas Tulaichean and spent time with friends on the shores of Loch nan Eun vowing to come back and explore further. That we did on a winter trip that saw us camping on a small peninsula only to be blown off the mountains first light in a blizzard, forced to retreat down Glen Taitneach. Then more recent times Valerie and I enjoyed a lovely winter walk via Glenlochsie Lodge to Glas Tulaichean with Ritchie too, but again that day Carn an Righ was out of reach! So you see a specific mission to seek out this summit was required once again .....

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Glen Taitneach viewed about a kilometre north of Dalmunzie Hotel.
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Ritchie exploring the upper areas of Glen Taitneach and the allt Fasgaidh.
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10 years old and loving the mountains still. Ritchie was all excited about these two burns merging, one from Glas Choire Bheag and the other on the right coming from our destination at this point, Loch nan Eun.
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Making our way steady upwards ....
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First sight of the loch ....... this was solid ice last time I was here and we were camped on the wee point :)
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This was Ritchie attempting to seek out a young trout that he saw jumping clear out of the water lol
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Loch nan Eun with An Socach in the distance :)
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The initially boggy path to Carn an Righ....
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Carn an Righ approaches ...
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Bends in the burn behind Glas Tullaichean
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We joined up with another walking party and enjoyed some great banter. This is Davy and I exchanging tales :)
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Summit pic with Valerie and myself. Chris sneaking in, Davy is camera man and Ritchie is cleaning an unfortunate cut wound to his paw. A quick patch up and he was fit for the home journey.......
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Devil's point clear in the distance looking northwards to the Cairngorms :)
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Stunning views rewarded after our late start to the day avoiding the rains --- all credit to Valerie and her accurate weather watch. My very own weather girl :) :) ;)
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More clear and wonderful exposure to the southwest and Beinn A' Ghlo :)
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Time to return back to Loch nan Eun and back down the glen....
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Working our way back retracing steps around Mam nan Carn...
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High peat bog, burn and lochan :)
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Once again back to Loch nan Eun, my early stamping and camping grounds :)
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A wee wide angled panorama shot :)
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Catching my regular wee lochan shot here as Valerie and Frances approach the loch :)
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We rested here at the crest of the glen enjoying the evening sun and waited for Davy, Des and Chris to catch up before the long walk back down to the cars. I endulged in jam scones and a granola slice at this point of the day. Lovely! :)
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One of hundreds of gorgeous wee spots in the burns today :)
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Hinds on the distant high horizon profile of Creag Dhearg dropping off Glas Tulaichean, a fitting sight for dusk :)
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And here's Mr. Stag, the monarch of the glen :)


We then all parted ways exchanging greetings at the cars parked behind the Dalmunzie Hotel. It had been a cracker of the day seeing most of us completing our last munro in the locale. We headed home with our wounded but happy golden labrador and Davy, Des, Frances and Chris stopped in for one at the hotel. Hoping we all meet up again some day :) :) ;)
Last edited by Bod on Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Carn an Righ, a wee rascal of a munro in my eyes :)

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:05 pm

A fine walk this, and a lovely Glen. Last time I was up I had a full pack as I was camping with the Grandson and did not want to overload him so it was mighty heavy. But nothing to beat a night on the shores of the loch. Looks like you picked a fine weather day after all. I better ask Valarie the score the next time I'm off up the hills :lol:
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Re: Carn an Righ, a wee rascal of a munro in my eyes :)

Postby jepsonscotland » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:18 pm

A great day out that one and quite a slog. :clap:
Not the most spectacular hill for many, but cracking views. :D
When we went up recently, we saw loads of deer too, literally hundreds! :shock:
Great day, well done.
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Re: Carn an Righ, a wee rascal of a munro in my eyes :)

Postby Gordie12 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:45 pm

Hi Bod - that looked like a good day out.

Not sure why but I avoided this area for years but when I finally got round to it (did a circuit of 3 Munros from the hotel a couple of months ago) I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Re: Carn an Righ, a wee rascal of a munro in my eyes :)

Postby Rottiewalker » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:55 pm

hi Bod, looked like you had a good day out and nice to see Ritchie out and about as well :clap: . A well deserved glass of malt when you got home.. and of course one for val as well.. :D
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Re: Carn an Righ, a wee rascal of a munro in my eyes :)

Postby mrssanta » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:07 pm

That looked really lovely Bod.
I have a few schemes for camping at Loch nan Eun - perhaps this half term if the weather is anything like. :D
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Re: Carn an Righ, a wee rascal of a munro in my eyes :)

Postby Collaciotach » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:31 pm

Ah good pics ,aye they are a slog as a threesome :D

I tacked Carn a Bhac and An Sochach onto these and came back down Taitneach ...a nice Gleann

Well done a bhalaich
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Re: Carn an Righ, a wee rascal of a munro in my eyes :)

Postby simon-b » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:49 pm

That is a pleasant area to walk in on a fine day, Bod. I remember enjoying the bit around Loch nan Eun and the section from there down to Gleann Taitneach by the burn. Nice views from Carn an Righ, too.

Good photos: they capture the character of the area well.
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Re: Carn an Righ, a wee rascal of a munro in my eyes :)

Postby Bod » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:22 pm

Thank you everybody for your comments, its always great to get the thoughts flowing sharing memories and formulating future plans :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Carn an Righ, a wee rascal of a munro in my eyes :)

Postby Silverhill » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:23 pm

This one is on the programme for next summer and I might throw in a few more, so I can camp at Loch nan Eun! 8) It’s always handy to read other people’s reports and see their pictures. Thanks! :D
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Re: Carn an Righ, a wee rascal of a munro in my eyes :)

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:14 am

Some nice shots you got there Bod and you can't beat banter on the hills :D
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Re: Carn an Righ, a wee rascal of a munro in my eyes :)

Postby Beaner001 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:18 pm

Well done, it's a slog, especially along the boggy side of Mam nan Carn. The Loch is lovely, well done Val and and Richie Boy too. Drams well earned i think :clap:
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Re: Carn an Righ, a wee rascal of a munro in my eyes :)

Postby Bod » Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:47 pm

Silverhill wrote:This one is on the programme for next summer and I might throw in a few more, so I can camp at Loch nan Eun! 8) It’s always handy to read other people’s reports and see their pictures. Thanks! :D


Camping up at the loch would be great, treat it as a base camp :)
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Re: Carn an Righ, a wee rascal of a munro in my eyes :)

Postby Bod » Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:50 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Some nice shots you got there Bod and you can't beat banter on the hills :D


Hi Johnny, always great to chat and share tails of the hills.....hope we get our long overdue walk together at some point soon :)
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Re: Carn an Righ, a wee rascal of a munro in my eyes :)

Postby Bod » Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:52 pm

Beaner001 wrote:Well done, it's a slog, especially along the boggy side of Mam nan Carn. The Loch is lovely, well done Val and and Richie Boy too. Drams well earned i think :clap:


Cheers Beaner001, drams enjoyed and Ritchie had a treat too ;)
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