Ben Gulabin on Hogmanay
by davetherave » Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:58 pm
Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Gulabin
Date walked: 31/12/2010
Time taken: 4.75 hours
Distance: 13 km
Ascent: 813mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Completed by. Dave, Julie and Wilson
Weather. Clear at times with high winds frown in.
Ascent. 813 m
Munro’s x 0
Corbett’s x 1
Grahams x 0
Parking space 1.5km north of the Spittal of glenshee
This was basically a scouting trip, fine time to check the roads and the snow conditions under foot. The Corbett of choice was Ben Gulabin.
Being situated near the road made this a good hill for the day. A quick up and down, relatively low ascent and short distance made this a good choice. Also if the conditions were better than anticipated we could go for the circular route around Coire Shith.
We were parked up and ready later than planned, we started walking at 11.30. Conditions were good.With little wind, and the sun trying its best to make an appearance we decided on the bigger route.
We headed up the track for a bit then made a beeline for Creagan Bheithe 759m then we carried on north to Carn Mor 876m from here we carried on around the rim of Coire Shith passing the 788m spot height then on to the final top at 747m. Here we were greeted with a nice tall slim cairn that was over 6’ in height. Nice views were had of Ben Gulabin, our final climb of the day.
We dropped down SSE…. Bum slides most of the way then headed up via the north side onto the summit to be met with a rather disappointing cairn. From the Cairn we carried on to the SE then finally dropped off to the east back to the car.
What a great Hogmanay, no drink and plenty exercise thrown in. As for the scouting exercise well that was a big plus.
Our new years day trip was definitely on.
by dooterbang » Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:46 pm
look forward to your New Years day TR.
by malky_c » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:34 pm
by kinley » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:12 pm
Looks a great day
by Merry-walker » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:56 am
by Paul Webster » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:07 am
Love the shot looking down into Glen Taitneach. I walked up Glen Taitneach in the summer and it looked fantastic so I bet it looks great now with the snow all around. Love the 6ft cairn Nice detour to do Ben Gulabin
by potace » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:59 am
by kevsbald » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:32 pm
I have 5 photos of the expressive Wilson on my desktop. This report is not good enough - please append more photos of Wilson!
by Graeme D » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:18 pm