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Plan B from Glen Shee.

Plan B from Glen Shee.


Postby mamoset » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:46 pm

Route description: Glas Maol Munros circuit, Cairnwell Pass

Munros included on this walk: Creag Leacach, Glas Maol

Date walked: 07/06/2016

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 700m

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After the previous days exertions, my initial plan for today was to bike out from Linn of Dee and climb An Sgarsoch & Carn an Fhidhleir. The sorry state of my feet put paid to that idea. As it was another lovely morning, I patched my feet up and decided to do Creag Leacach, as it had defeated me last year in bad weather. Parked just past the Ski Centre, and set off up the track alongside the old ski lift.
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The Cairnwell.
It's a good path up here and I was soon passing the buildings and heading onto Meall Odhar.
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Creag Leacach from near Meall Odhar.
The path is easy to follow and soon has you heading onto Glas Maol.
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Path going up Glas Maol.
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Looking west.
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Glas Maol.
The views aren't exactly spectacular from here, but you get to see the Lochnagar & Cairngorm hills.
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To Cairn of Claise with Lochnagar hills beyond.
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Route to Creag Leacach.
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Looking to Glas Tulaichean.
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Cairngorms beyond Carn Aosda.
Unusually, there is a dry stone wall running across the top of Creag Leacach, the only one present for miles around :shock: The path runs alongside this and takes you to the summit :)
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The wall and Glas Maol.
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Creag Leacach.
I pretty much retraced my steps from here, though I skirted Glas Maol rather than going back to the summit :lol:
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Some of yesterdays hills.
As I was heading down, the rumbling of thunder could be heard again, so I was glad I did this short walk, because not 5 minutes after getting changed at the car, the heavens opened and the rain absolutely pelted down :lol: And with that cue, I headed off home, sore but happy :D
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Re: Plan B from Glen Shee.

Postby rockhopper » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:55 pm

Enjoyed that and your previous day's report - great weather in which to spend a couple of days up here. So many options for combining the hills - cheers :)
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Re: Plan B from Glen Shee.

Postby simon-b » Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:36 pm

It's good you managed to get this walk in, mamoset. Creag Leacach is a nice Munro. I had sore feet when I was on this range too, and that was also after walking in and around Glen Ey. The chemist's shop in Blairgowrie must sell a lot of Compeed.
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Re: Plan B from Glen Shee.

Postby mamoset » Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:36 pm

Cheers rockhopper. Seems so long ago now, hoping the next few weeks bring more similar weather. 8)
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Re: Plan B from Glen Shee.

Postby mamoset » Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:39 pm

simon-b wrote:It's good you managed to get this walk in, mamoset. Creag Leacach us a nice Munro. I had sore feet when I was on this range too, and that was also after walking in and around Glen Ey. The chemist's shop in Blairgowrie must sell a lot of Compeed.

Thanks simon. I'm afraid I had to wait until I got home to plaster my feet up. Tesco's own Blister plasters are worth their weight in gold :shock: :lol:
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Re: Plan B from Glen Shee.

Postby Silverhill » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:59 pm

A nice memory jogger this report! I did these hills two years ago but couldn't take any pictures because my camera had drowned in a heavy thunderstorm the previous day, having done the hills on the other side of Glen Shee. Never seen rain and hail like it. Sounds like you narrowly escaped a similar soaking :shock: .
I remember really enjoying the rocky ascent of Creag Leacach, especially where the ridge narrows and the wall skirts the steep corrie 8) .
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Re: Plan B from Glen Shee.

Postby KatTai » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:36 pm

I'm going to have to save this report for something to consider for myself! :clap: Sounds like it was a pretty good Plan B option to me :D
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