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In full view of the Devil's Elbow

In full view of the Devil's Elbow


Postby Bod » Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:34 pm

Route description: Glas Maol Munros circuit, Cairnwell Pass

Munros included on this walk: Creag Leacach, Glas Maol

Date walked: 08/08/2020

Time taken: 7 hours

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On Saturday we made a return to the Glenshee munros. It was a fantastic day hillwalking and the best ever experience taking our grandson Cammy along to increase his hill tally and mountain skills.

Parking down at the bottom carpark of the Devil's Elbow gives a lovely access to the hill and the interest of an immediate easy river crossing before a fine heathery shoulder leading up onto Meall Odhar and then the familiar to many Glas Maol bowl usually corniced in the winter.

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After leaving Glas Maol there is lovely connecting walk southwards onto Creag Leacach a contrasting and beautiful mountain, my favourite summit in the area by far. Views down into and across the Angus Glens, Tayside, Fife and Perthshire are spectacular 👌

And then of course westwards and to the north you have the mighty Cairngorm National Park to feast your eyes upon.

Most importantly though Val and I had the privilege and joy of witnessing young Cammy continuing his journey into life grasping fun and adventure whilst learning to savour and respect the wonderful Scottish countryside
:D :D :D :D :D
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Re: In full view of the Devil's Elbow

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:06 am

And of course making memories that last a lifetime
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Re: In full view of the Devil's Elbow

Postby Graeme D » Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:03 pm

One of my colleagues was telling me yesterday that she had done these two hills very recently too and it reminded me of my faux pas many years ago atop the snowy shelter cairn on Glas Maol when I stepped back and accidentally cramponed the dog, the shock of which made me jump and stumble about so much that I proceeded to shred my trousers! :roll:
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Re: In full view of the Devil's Elbow

Postby mrssanta » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:19 am

Lovely to see Cammy enjoying himself on the hills. Creag Leacach was one of my favourites as well, it reminded me of the Dales somehow. Not really sure why. Good to see you again!
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Re: In full view of the Devil's Elbow

Postby Bod » Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:45 pm

Graeme D wrote:One of my colleagues was telling me yesterday that she had done these two hills very recently too and it reminded me of my faux pas many years ago atop the snowy shelter cairn on Glas Maol when I stepped back and accidentally cramponed the dog, the shock of which made me jump and stumble about so much that I proceeded to shred my trousers! :roll:
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Re: In full view of the Devil's Elbow

Postby Bod » Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:46 pm

Bod wrote:
Graeme D wrote:One of my colleagues was telling me yesterday that she had done these two hills very recently too and it reminded me of my faux pas many years ago atop the snowy shelter cairn on Glas Maol when I stepped back and accidentally cramponed the dog, the shock of which made me jump and stumble about so much that I proceeded to shred my trousers! :roll:


By jings! That sounds a crazy moment or two, hopefully only minor damage :shock:
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Re: In full view of the Devil's Elbow

Postby 2manyYorkies » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:28 am

Bod wrote:and then the familiar to many Glas Maol bowl usually corniced in the winter.

I did the Glenshee eastern four in the May after the "Beast from the East" and remember walking across that bowl from the last Munro, heading towards the ski centre, and looking up to see a mahoosive overhanging cornice just above me. Given that it was a sweltering day I decided it was time to get a move on!
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Re: In full view of the Devil's Elbow

Postby Bod » Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:21 pm

2manyYorkies wrote:
Bod wrote:and then the familiar to many Glas Maol bowl usually corniced in the winter.

I did the Glenshee eastern four in the May after the "Beast from the East" and remember walking across that bowl from the last Munro, heading towards the ski centre .....

My goodness yes, the "Beast from the East" .....remember that!
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