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East Glenshee 6

East Glenshee 6

Postby Broggy1 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:47 pm

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

Date walked: 24/07/2015

Time taken: 5.45 hours

Distance: 26 km

Ascent: 1351m

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After spending the night at Ballater the Friday saw us head for Glenshee to climb the 6 hills to the East.

We parked at Sean Spittal Bridge and followed the path - initially boggy then quite steep towards the end - up the valley and on to Carn an Tuirc.

Carn an Tuirc ahead.JPG
Carn an Tuirc ahead

Carn an Tuirc.JPG
Carn an Tuirc summit

From here it was a pathless crossing over towards Tolmount and then on to Tom Buidhe. These were the two hills I was worried about had the weather been bad (as was predicted) but it had actually turned out to be a very good day in the area with superb visibility all around.

Tolmount is in view now - slightly off the beaten track

Tolmount Summit (2).JPG
Tolmount Summit looking to Lochnagar

Tom Bhuide ahead.JPG
Tom Buidhe ahead

Tom Bhuide summit.JPG
Tom Buidhe Summit looking to Cairn of Clasie and Glas Maol

After Tom Buidhe it was time to rejoin the main round by taking a direct line back over to Cairn of Claise and then easily over to Glas Maol and then the more impressive Creag Leacach.

Heading for Cairn of Claise.JPG
Heading for Cairn of Claise

Looking back at the two T's.JPG
Looking back at the two "T's"

Cairn of Clasie summit.JPG
Cairn of Claise Summit

Glas Maol Summit.JPG
Glas Maol Trig and Summit

Creag Leacach ahead.JPG
Creag Leacach ahead

Final dome Creag Leacach.JPG
Final dome Creag Leacach

A93 from Creag Leacach.JPG
A93 from Creag Leacach summit

Rather than descend to the road we decided to retrace our steps back to the cairn on Bathach Beag and then contour around Glas Maol to Meall Odhar. This worked nicely and there was actually a decent path to assist on some of the steeper parts.

It was now just case of following the ski tracks back down to the Ski Centre and then an easy finish all down hill on the main road.

Traversing to Meall Odhar.JPG
Traversing to Meall Odhar

Descending Meall Odhar.JPG
Descending Meall Odhar

I enjoyed this one. It helped that we had nice weather throughout with light winds making it far pleasanter on the tops than the day before.
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Re: East Glenshee 6

Postby jamesb63 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:01 pm

Nice walk definetly helps when you get a break in the weather :clap:
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