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6 Glenshee Munros repeated in a short & foggy January day

6 Glenshee Munros repeated in a short & foggy January day


Postby Petr Dakota » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:36 pm

Route description: Glas Maol Munros circuit, Cairnwell Pass

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

Date walked: 06/01/2019

Time taken: 7.38 hours

Distance: 25 km

Ascent: 1336m

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It was 4 years I did the 6 Munros circle on the East side of Glenshee Ski Centre ( March 2015 in snow ), report here: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=50308 and 3 Munros circle ( January 2015 in snow and gale ), report here: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=49365
It was not the best forecast for sunday 6th of January 2019 by the visibility so I decided to repeat some Munros I have already done, nothing big to consume a lot of time, but nothing very short or very easy as I wanted to burn some post Christmas calories :lol: :lol: :lol: More Munros in the route to add some ascent in the walk would be great, but nothing too long because of the short daylight. I decided for Glenshee which allows the variability and combinations to combine even during the walk. I started with Carn Aosda and The Cairnwell to warm me up, then descended pathless on the slope to start the Munros on the other side of A93. Weather was not so bad, no much cold and no much windy, but misty...foggy most of the way. I felt free to climb up to Glas Maol with the open plan to do another 1 or 3 Munros, all variable depends on the time and conditions - weather and mine :D :lol:
Nice fresh air, sometimes clear views - between Glas Maol and Creag Leacach, foggy most of the walk, but enjoyable day in the hills. I managed the 4 there on the East side which made me total of 6 Munros that day, descended safely from Carn an Tuirc and then got to the ski centre car park before sunset - walked the last part along A93.
Good walking start for 2019 after our family New Year's Day climb on Buachaille Etive Beag in Glencoe just 5 days ago...but where is the snow ??! :o :? :D :wink:


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Petr Dakota
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Posts: 1184
Munros:245   Corbetts:28
Grahams:8   Donalds:4
Sub 2000:3   Hewitts:17
Wainwrights:10   Islands:1
Joined: Sep 3, 2014
Location: North Lanarkshire

Re: 6 Glenshee Munros repeated in a short & foggy January da

Postby tattie scone » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:05 pm

Great stuff, thanks for sharing. Enjoyed the vid and the pictures.
How are you finding the Active 20? I bought one recently, haven't used it yet.
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Re: 6 Glenshee Munros repeated in a short & foggy January da

Postby Petr Dakota » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:12 pm

tattie scone wrote:Great stuff, thanks for sharing. Enjoyed the vid and the pictures.
How are you finding the Active 20? I bought one recently, haven't used it yet.

Thank you, glad you enjoyed that :D
The Satmap works great, happy with the purchase. I got a very good deal for the Platinum edition which comes with all Britain 1:10, 1:25 & 1:50 mapping cover. Very high accuracy, battery endurance for all day trip even in colder conditions when is usually draining quicker, it's durable, water proof, screen working ok even in freezy or foggy, wet conditions ( great that you can use both - touch screen or the buttons ), it passed my tests in bad weather conditions and my manipulation :lol:
I hope you will be happy with your device, just set up everything before 1st use, charge the battery fully, calibrate it and enjoy ! :D You can compare the device with another one , if you have an older one, try both in the same trip - route :wink:
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Petr Dakota
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Posts: 1184
Munros:245   Corbetts:28
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Sub 2000:3   Hewitts:17
Wainwrights:10   Islands:1
Joined: Sep 3, 2014
Location: North Lanarkshire

Re: 6 Glenshee Munros repeated in a short & foggy January da

Postby R1ggered » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:08 pm

Always good to see your posts Petr,very informative with excellent video's and music. Keep up the good work. :clap:
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Re: 6 Glenshee Munros repeated in a short & foggy January da

Postby Petr Dakota » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:47 pm

R1ggered wrote:Always good to see your posts Petr,very informative with excellent video's and music. Keep up the good work. :clap:

Thank you :) I appreciate your kind words. I must admit that my reports are not so big, extensive and descriptive as it was years ago because of my busy schedule and lack of free time, so I'm putting here at least the videos where I'm trying to make it informative by the route coverage, important navigation points and views along the way and summits so that may help someone to see what is the particular trip about when planning...
Thanks again
Petr
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Petr Dakota
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Posts: 1184
Munros:245   Corbetts:28
Grahams:8   Donalds:4
Sub 2000:3   Hewitts:17
Wainwrights:10   Islands:1
Joined: Sep 3, 2014
Location: North Lanarkshire

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