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6 snowy Munros - Early Bird at Glenshee

6 snowy Munros - Early Bird at Glenshee


Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:55 pm

Route description: Glas Maol Munros circuit, Cairnwell Pass

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

Date walked: 25/03/2015

Time taken: 6.59 hours

Distance: 25.6 km

Ascent: 1340m

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The weather forecast sounded very well for most of areas in Scotland for the wednesday and it allowed wider selection of Mountains. :D 8) :clap: Thinking between 2 Munros at Black Mount from Victoria Bridge and rest of Munros from Glenshee I decided for Glenshee as there was possibility to do 6 Munros together in one route and move me to 80 Munros completed. Another reason for this decision was the change of time to Summer time following weekend and it will mean that the daylight will start later on beginning, which is not good for me as I prefer start early to get back home early in week days. This route allowes me early start in darkness and walk on the road A93 on beginning until the sunrise catches me before turning to hills ( have torch ready, just in case ).
Despite the habits that usual start point for this circle is from the park layby 2 km north of Ski Centre and the walking 5 km on the road A93 after finishing the walk in mountains, I decided to do it opposite...leave my car on the parking layby at Devil's Elbow, start the walk in darkness on the road A93 via Ski Centre and then get straight to the carpark after descending the last Munro. :wink:
I woke up at 00:30 am, unwanted - as my alarm was set for 01:30 !!! :shock: :crazy: prepared all necessary stuff and gear, spent more time at home yet before I left at 02:40. After short stop at Tesco I continued my way to the mountains and I got there at 04:50. After fueled myself by banana ( banana skin into bin - of course ) :lol: :wink: I started at 05:06 heading to the start point ( 5 km walk on A93 ) via Ski centre. Temperature was minus 3 dg of Celsius and I felt the fresh freezy air... :D
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Devil's Elbow car park, before start at darkness
:roll:
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Glenshee Ski Centre and Carn Aosda behind, daylight is comming slowly...
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my fans supported me from top
:lol: :lol: :D
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Finally the car park - usual start point for this route, after 5 km of walk on A93. My first target Carn an Tuirc ahead in distance
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Ascending the 1st Munro and looking back, snow on the slopes
:D
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Almost on top, some nice views around
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The shelter and summit of Carn an Tuirc, happy for clear blue sky and great visibility...meantime as I will see later
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Photo from the summit, some inversion ahead...
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there is my way...into the mist on the East
:roll:
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The South is clear meantime...
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Getting into the whiteout - not visibility soon, I saw a small group of walkers from the valley before 1st top, following me by approx. 1.5 km distance, I did not know if they want do 4 Munros only or complete all 6 and i guessed they will probably follow my footprints because of not visibility around. to save them some unexpected effort and time I decided make this little help for them
:wink:
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Looking back...my footprints in the middle of nowhere
:lol: 8)
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2nd Munro - summit of Tolmount. there was not visibility - not photos ( almost ) from the part of my way between no.1, no.2 and no.3
:( :?
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Ascending the Tom Buidhe
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...and Tom Buidhe summit - Munro no.3
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Getting clear views again - on the way between Tom Buidhe and Cairn of Claise...towards north
8) :D
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Looking back to the Tom Buidhe...clear views now
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Munro no. 4 - Cairn of Claise summit
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Ascending the Glas Maol, looking back to the Cairn of Claise - very distanced now...
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The summit of Glas Maol - Munro no.5 and the highest of them
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Next targed ahead - Creag Leacach over the ridge
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Closer now...
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Munro no.6 - Summit of Creag Leacach. All 6 Munros completed !
:D :D :D
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Back in the car park - mission completed ! 6 hours 59 mins in total
:D :D
Last edited by Petr Dakota on Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:07 pm, edited 6 times in total.
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Re: 6 Munros - Early Bird at Glenshee

Postby larry groo » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:12 pm

You're gonna run out of hills Petr!

Good effort though.

:clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: 6 Munros - Early Bird at Glenshee

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:41 pm

larry groo wrote:You're gonna run out of hills Petr!

Good effort though.

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Thank you :) Hope I will have some time to add the photos and some words about soon :roll: :)
My daughter keeps me busy now... :D I came home early from the mountains today and then I was outside for a walk with her as I promised her before :lol: So today is my really walking day !!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 6 Munros - Early Bird at Glenshee

Postby PerthAlly » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:02 pm

Petr

Every time I visit this site you've been somewhere! Better get my boots out, you put me to shame :lol:

Well done mate
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Re: 6 Munros - Early Bird at Glenshee

Postby Wanderlust7 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:04 pm

Looking forward to your report Petr, I was across the road and done the easy 3 today and was having a look at doing 4 or possibly 6 on my next trip so I will keep an eye out for your walk report.
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Re: 6 Munros - Early Bird at Glenshee

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:04 am

PerthAlly wrote:Petr

Every time I visit this site you've been somewhere! Better get my boots out, you put me to shame :lol:

Well done mate

Thank you :) ...and keep your boots on ! :lol: :wink: :lol:
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Re: 6 Munros - Early Bird at Glenshee

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:14 am

Wanderlust7 wrote:Looking forward to your report Petr, I was across the road and done the easy 3 today and was having a look at doing 4 or possibly 6 on my next trip so I will keep an eye out for your walk report.

Thanks :) I did the easy 3 on january this year and I was seeing them today almost all time of my route. This opposite side is a different story especially if added the extra two, even because you need walk around 5km on the road A93 to connect start and finish point to get back to your car but I recommend you to do all 6 together - it's just some extra time and few miles, but once you are on top is better to attache them, saving your time and ascent for next :wink:
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Re: 6 Munros - Early Bird at Glenshee

Postby Alteknacker » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:17 am

Hell, you are unstoppable! How do you find the time?? I oscillate between admiration and envy!!!

Keep reporting... :D
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Re: 6 Munros - Early Bird at Glenshee

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:54 am

Alteknacker wrote:Hell, you are unstoppable! How do you find the time?? I oscillate between admiration and envy!!!

Keep reporting... :D

Thanks :) I'm struggling with the time ( my free time is rare ), by the reason I must be quick and effective in the mountains...but slow enough to enjoy the atmosphere and beauty around as I love mountains :lol: :lol:
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Re: 6 Munros - Early Bird at Glenshee

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:44 pm

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Re: 6 Munros - Early Bird at Glenshee

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:53 pm

My local hills Petr, done them many times with various members of the family and friends. A good round and another SIX, great stuff, not the best place for poor conditions but at least it appears the cloud etc came and went for you. I'm very happy to see you put the banana skin in the bin, I would have done the same :D one of my pet hates on the hill, litter. Come on what about that extra minute, bet you ran towards the car to beat the seven hours :lol: :lol: Another good effort!
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Re: 6 Munros - Early Bird at Glenshee

Postby basscadet » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:22 pm

Wow, good effort in that time! Brilliant up there, so many munro's so little ascent/re-ascent :D
Always makes me sad when I see walk reports of folk going up Carn Tuirc without wandering the hundred yards to take in Corrie Kander - such a beautiful place.. :wink:
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Re: 6 Munros - Early Bird at Glenshee

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:34 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:My local hills Petr, done them many times with various members of the family and friends. A good round and another SIX, great stuff, not the best place for poor conditions but at least it appears the cloud etc came and went for you. I'm very happy to see you put the banana skin in the bin, I would have done the same :D one of my pet hates on the hill, litter. Come on what about that extra minute, bet you ran towards the car to beat the seven hours :lol: :lol: Another good effort!

Thanks Rod :) Glad we are in the same Wave about an litter, I hate to see any rubbish anywhere else than in bin, especially in nature. :( :shock: :? I will always preffer have my pockets full of a litter until I find... a bin :wink:
Maybe it looks like, but I did not run at all :wink: Just a random I got back in 6:59 h :lol: descending slowly used some steepy adrenaline way instead going down by the path... :) :wink:
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Re: 6 Munros - Early Bird at Glenshee

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:43 pm

basscadet wrote:Wow, good effort in that time! Brilliant up there, so many munro's so little ascent/re-ascent :D
Always makes me sad when I see walk reports of folk going up Carn Tuirc without wandering the hundred yards to take in Corrie Kander - such a beautiful place.. :wink:

Thanks :) it¨s a good route to get 6M in one trip :wink: I was very close to the Corrie Loch Kander, walking around on the edge, but as I wrote in the report, in the time there was almost whiteout and not visibility :( I saw a nice shape of it just for a few sec , but then when wanted get closer and make a pic...it disappeared :( :roll: But I guess and trust that it's a beautiful place to see... 8)
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Re: 6 Munros - Early Bird at Glenshee

Postby Wanderlust7 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:38 pm

Thanks for your latest post Petr a good round of 6, I shall follow you and also do the long walk before the start too. look forward to reading your next reports, working my way through yours now. Again, thanks for sharing.

Steve
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