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Glenshee Three - 11 hours of snow wading pays off :)
by tombombadilio » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:30 pm
Munros included on this walk: Beinn Iutharn Mhor, Carn an Righ, Glas Tulaichean
Date walked: 09/02/2016
Time taken: 11.25 hours
Distance: 32.9 km
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This is a walk I did based loosely on the quoman's 'Dawn Till Dusk' post from 2012.
Felt there's wasn't quite long enough at 27.25km ( ) so I added a few extra km. It was based on conditions and inability to see any tracks, so had to take a few longer, more cautious routes (like ascending Man nan Carn twice, which was fun )
This is what transpired...
After this point it was time to quickly get down the tricky, partially obscured track beside the Allt Ghlinn Thaitneich while enough light remained, so no more photos.
Once on the land rover track it was head down, dig deep, plod on - and don't look at the map to remind yourself of how far it is to go. I think Napoleon (Bonaparte?, or maybe it was Dynamite ) who said: man goes farthest when he knows not how far he has to go.
Stuck to the east of the river, followed the track to Spittal of Glenshee to cross bridge then doubled back for 5mins to the free car park. At the car for 1845. Pooped but happy .
by dogplodder » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:19 pm
by mamoset » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:29 pm
by tombombadilio » Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:33 pm
dogplodder wrote:I remember that as a long enough walk without BIM - so an impressive route in those conditions. What stamina!
Thanks dogplodder. Never had a man complement my stamina before
Racking my brains, what is BIM??
by tombombadilio » Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:44 pm
mamoset wrote:Good report and pics there Is the road up to Glen Shee ok to approach from the south at the moment?
Thanks mamoset. Amazing what pics a mere iPhone can do.
The road was fine. I came down from Braemar early that day and it was clear, the gritters seem to be pretty active at all hours ensuring it stays open. The way back was a bit hairy though at night, hit a blizzard at the top of the A93 at the Ski Centre, crawling, couldn't see anything. Plus was in a useless rear-wheel drive. Bit scary.
Returned to Englandshire a couple of days later and the road to the south of Glenshee was fine. Having spoken to some Braemarites though, this is very mild weather and they usually have a foot of snow at this time of year, so maybe I was lucky.
Hope you enjoy if you head up there soon, the Southern Cairngorms are at their finest just now