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Dalmunzie 3. My 50% :)

Dalmunzie 3. My 50% :)

Postby JimboJim » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:17 pm

Route description: Glas Tulaichean and Carn an Righ, Spittal of Glenshee

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Iutharn Mhor, Carn an Righ, Glas Tulaichean

Date walked: 06/10/2016

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 26.4 km

Ascent: 1616m

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Been a while since me and Big Jasper did these three. Should have made report earlier, it being a significant milestone, reaching the halfway stage, so no doubt have forgotten a few of the days details, but here goes :)

We arrived at the hotel in semi darkness, but after a stroll round Dalmunzie House, found someone to open the door and paid our couple of pounds. Doesn't seem so steep compared with a fiver at Lawers Hotel :shock: Anyway, we headed off clockwise, up Glen Lochsie burn. Big Jaf, chose to cross the burn as described, whereas I was looking to ascend onto the line of the old railway. Alas, I couldn't find the right spot, so had to trudge up the east bank, while Charles made easy progress on the other side. Lesson learned. Had the river been in spate, things may have been different, however he made the crossing without much bother.
Des res. Dalmunzie Lodge, seen better days, unfortunately.
Glen Lochsie. The way in, if you're no' going out :) Old railway line, to left.
Not easy keeping up sometimes - wee legs :) Glas Tulaichean summit 1051m, right.

From the ruin of Dalmunzie Lodge, it is a fairly straightforward yomp up the track, to the summit of Glas Tulaichean, as the visibility was good. I remember it was a bit breezy and bitterly cold, so we didn't linger long, before continuing north around the edge of the corries, though I think we cut off NW, to join the stalker's path, a bit earlier than shown on WH's.
Glas Tulaichean. No1, I think. Far colder and windier than it looks!
Me, Glas Tulaichean. Beinn a'Ghlo behind.
Over to 3rd munro, Beinn Lutharn Mhor and the Lairig Ghru.
Beinn a' Ghlo.

We left our rucksacks at the 771m spot and made the fairly easy ascent to the summit of Carn an Righ without any bother. Hurrah! Munro No.141 for me :D Still chilly and Beinn Lutharn Mhor was still awaiting, so didn't hang about, before getting our gear and traversing our way on a track, NE'ly arc, to the bealach between Man nan Carn and BLM and then north to the summit. Guess what. We didn't stay there long either :lol:
Beinn Lutharn Mhor, from Carn an Righ.
The man with a plan. Navigator in chief, Big Jesper.
Carn an Righ, my 141st Munro, i.e., halfway :)

Big Jasper, 3rd summit, BLM.

Heading back for Mam nan Carn, there is a track which heads off to the east and saves going to the summit, arriving at the 848m spot, above Loch nan Eun. From here, it was a fairly steep, but simple enough drop down to the loch, round to the south side onto the track down Gleann Taitneach.
Above Loch an Eun. Almost looks like near the edge :)
Loch an Eun looking slightly warmer.

Gleann Taitneach. The way oot ...... or in, if you're going the other way =D
Great view looking back up Gleann Taitneach.

I think by here my legs were beginning to tire, though it was much warmer and more pleasant in the glen. As said, it is quite a long, but pleasant trudge out and be aware the bridge isnae there (the noo)!! Fortunately for us, it was no trouble to ford the river, aside from Bi Jasper's Bambi act :lol: and soon we were back at the car, after a precarious by-pass of some heilan' coo's, well pleased with our 6 and a half hour day, though the views might have been a bit clearer.

Errrmh, yes, I think the bridge is down!!
McCowan's :) Anyone for a penny caramel?
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