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Glas Maol Circut + 2 and Little Glas Maol

Glas Maol Circut + 2 and Little Glas Maol


Postby jamesb63 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:17 pm

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

Date walked: 04/10/2015

Time taken: 6.25 hours

Distance: 28.1 km

Ascent: 1535m

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The initial paln was for the 9 munros in the Cairnwell but at the last minute
the wife sprung on me other plans so I had to be home early :(
So I set of at 5am to do the Glas Maol circuit plus Tom Buidhe and Tolmount

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I reached the layby at the foot of Creag Leacach and looking up the clag
was starting to shroud the tops ,anyway shoes on and I was on my way

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Veiw up Glenshee on ascent of Creag Leacach


After approx. 50 minutes I was on the top of Number 1 for the day Creag Leacach

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In the clag on the summit of Creag Leacach


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Continuing along in the clag


The walk to Glas Maol seemed to take ages or was it just being in the clag
that the mind was not active enough :lol:
But it was at last reached and still nothing to see so quick pic and on my way

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Glas Maol summit and shelter


I decided to take a short detour out to Little Glas maol a have a look from there
in hindsight I should have stuck to my original plan :roll:

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A quick pic from Little Glas Maol


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A look back at Glas Maol from path to Tom Buidhe


The walk out to Tom Buidhe and Tolmount is quite surprising in distance
thank god for the recent good weather as the ground was nice and dry
and what bog there was remaining was easily navigated

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This guy now has a knack for beating me to the top .Summit of Tom Buidhe


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Looking across at Tolmount from TomBuidhe


Gave my walking partner his lunch here and took on my first fluids of the day
as it was now getting warm :D
A quick 20 minutes later and I was on the top of Tolmount that must be the quickest
2 in a row to bag :lol:

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Top of Tolmount and at last the views are opening up

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Looking across to Broadcairn? from Tolmount

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View from Tolmount

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Looking back to Tom Buidhe from path to Cairn of Claise


I took a break on my way to Cairn of Claise for a bite to eat and bask in the Indian summer :shock:
feeling refreshed I continued on my way and quickly reached Cairn of Claise

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Summit pic on Cairn of Claise


Moving along in what seemed like no time at all I was on the summit of Carn a Tuirc
here I met a party of walkers out for the day and a nice young lady took a pic for me

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Number 6 and last of the day Carn a Tuirc


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Descent from Carn a Tuirc


looking over towards Carn Aosda it really did look quite nice from this side
(pity about the other side :crazy:
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Carn Aosda looks rather nice from this angle


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Waterfalls on the Allt Coire Fionn


Now the bit I was not looking forward to the long walk back to the car
took about and hour and the sun really was shining now of all times to come out :lol:

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Almost done and looking up Creag Leacach now clear of the clag


Back at the car I had a quick change a bite to eat and I was on my way
I enjoyed my day out but its not one I would fancy in the rain
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Re: Glas Maol Circut + 2 and Little Glas Maol

Postby Petr Dakota » Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:25 pm

Hi James, nice to see how you are getting busy by the Hills again :clap:
I did the circle in snow so good to see how it looks without :)
Well done, another good walk :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Glas Maol Circut + 2 and Little Glas Maol

Postby teaandpies » Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:48 pm

You done that is a good time.

It took my friend and I 8 hours to walk it the other way round with only 1 stop. You must have been motoring :shock:

It was raining and yeah, it sucked :lol:
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Re: Glas Maol Circut + 2 and Little Glas Maol

Postby jamesb63 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:06 am

teaandpies wrote:You done that is a good time.

It took my friend and I 8 hours to walk it the other way round with only 1 stop. You must have been motoring :shock:

It was raining and yeah, it sucked :lol:


Thanks ,I find when you use a dog as a pace maker you do get round them quicker :lol: :lol:
8 hours in the rain !! I can imagine the bogs would have been messy :crazy:
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Re: Glas Maol Circut + 2 and Little Glas Maol

Postby teaandpies » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:11 pm

jamesb63 wrote:
teaandpies wrote:You done that is a good time.

It took my friend and I 8 hours to walk it the other way round with only 1 stop. You must have been motoring :shock:

It was raining and yeah, it sucked :lol:


Thanks ,I find when you use a dog as a pace maker you do get round them quicker :lol: :lol:
8 hours in the rain !! I can imagine the bogs would have been messy :crazy:


We managed to negotiate the bog pretty well...after losing the path :lol:
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