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The Cairnwell Pass, Glas Maol Munros Circuit (inc video)

The Cairnwell Pass, Glas Maol Munros Circuit (inc video)

Postby Guswelsh » Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:23 pm

Route description: Glas Maol Munros circuit, Cairnwell Pass

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

Date walked: 09/08/2016

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 17.2 km

Ascent: 1072m

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With all the good weather that we were getting I texted my friend to see if he was off work and fancied going for a walk. I was not very hopefully as he never gets days off at the same time as me, a miracle, he was off. This walk was meant to be.

We decide on the Glas Maol Munros circuit with the route taken straight from walkhighlands. We never did much research and were gutted when we caught up with 2 elderly gentlemen just after Carn an Tuirc who told us that doing the 6 Munros were just as easy.

The walk starts through what was meant to be a very boggy area but the sun had dried most of it up so we had it good. There is a slight steep bit to Carn an Tuirc, we are climbing Munros here so it is to expected. After completing the first Munro the walk is very easy with some stunning views. The second, Third and Forth Munros come very quickly.

After the fourth and final Munro (Creag Leacach) we both commented on how easy it had been. We considered going back the way we had came over the 3 Munros again. The weather looked like it was coming in so we decided to take the sensible and less interesting route down the track from Glas Maol which was ugly with the ski slopes and then there should have been a long trek down the tarmac road. We got lucky though and managed to flag down a lift just at the bottom of the track.

a1 Start.jpg
The burn that you cross at the start of the walk
b2 bottom.jpg
Looking back to the road
c3 height.jpg
Climbing up to Carn an Tuirc
d4 Carn an Tuirc.jpg
Carn an Tuirc
e5 Cairn of Claise.jpg
Cairn of Claise
f6 Glas Maol.jpg
Glas Maol
g6b a wee frog.jpg
A wee frog.
h7 Creag Leacach.jpg
Creag Leacach

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