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Glas maol circuit

Glas maol circuit

Postby Coop » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:08 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: 05/10/2016

Time taken: 6.25 hours

Distance: 19.25 km

Ascent: 891m

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Day 2 and headed to glenshee.
Parked in the wee layby with a good view straight ahead of carn an tuirc. Bit boggy on the wee path and then the climb up starts through the boulders. Good views behind on the way up. Deer and grouse aplenty.
Up on top and along to the "massive shelter" before the cairn.
Very windy and misty again. I messed up here at this point with my map reading ( cursing myself) and should have bagged the other 2. I didn't so I'll go back up. Probably along Jocks road though.
On again, to Carn of Claise - a munro!
Wasn't sure if it was the wee cairn itself to the left of the wall or what looked like a cairn on the wall.
Mist was finally starting to lift by the time I reached Glas maol. Had some coffee and a break in the shelter and headed to the smallest and best munro of the day. Spotted the way down past the large cairn as I was heading up to the ridge.
It was boulders/path following the wall up to the summit.
Good views all round from here.
And then back down to the cairn and down to the top of the ski tow.
One grouse with a busted wing which couldn't fly. Nature will take its course!
Path back down to just before the ski centre and then a long stroll back to the car.
Thought ( very briefly) about heading up left and going to Carn aoada, but I wanted to go down to Pitlochry and Blair atholl. Bit of sightseeing and recce tomorrow's start point.
Good 2nd day but windy again
Cap doffed to the mountains.
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