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a battle of Glenshee

Munros: Glas Tulaichean

Date walked: 07/06/2021

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 20km

Ascent: 800m



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Clearly a sheep and not a railway track.

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Easy going to start with but a bit boggy later.

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The alternative to following the railway track.

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Sleepers.

I made the mistake of cutting off from the railway track before the bridge that I now realise is there. That meant a nervous and unnecessary burn crossing. Still, that served to wake me up a bit.

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Glenlochsie Lodge ruin. I note from other reports that the roof collapse (I assume its roof collapsed) was relatively recent.

The morning brightened, as forecast. However, the mainly dull first half of the final ascent via the landrover track did not really inspire. A bit higher up though some views of distant neighbours did enliven the walk.

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The last little steepening before the summit, after cutting off from the main track at a cairn, initially left me struggling to get going after such an easy ascent up to that point. However, once I'd stopped and started a couple of times I seemed to get a spring back in my step.

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It was good to see the summit cairn. It meant that I could still climb a Munro. However, since climbing Munros isn't something I'm intrinsically interested in, I was actually more satisfied with the ascent climbed and distance covered meaning that I was still fit enough to go hillwalking in a general sense. No particular reason why I shouldn't be but sometimes I worry that I don't do enough exercise to maintain that elusive hill fitness.

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Ben Vrackie.

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Possibly Ben Lawers on the hazy horizon.

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Loch nan Eun.

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Morven.

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I debated about whether to retrace my fairly dull steps or to make a loop walk. Retracing my steps would have been easiest as I had to get back to the car for about 5pm. However, the ridge ahead looked a far more interesting option. So I opted for the latter, knowing I would have to push myself a little bit to cover the extra distance.
That started off very optimistically with a jog along the summit grass/moss. That lasted about thirty seconds though as my three season boots brought me back to earth.

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Carn Bhinnein.

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Looking back up the north ridge.

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I made a mistake in cutting east before the 858m bump. There was initially a narrow path to follow but that seemed to disappear or else I lost it. That said, the terrain between there and the path I was aiming for was easy.

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Summit and small waterfall from descent oath.

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The descent path was surprisingly steep and rocky in places but eventually I reached a landrover track though that still left a couple of easy water crossings to negotiate.
During the descent the cloud had started to break up.

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With about 5km to go I was struggling to keep up the "pace" but I made up a 5km song to lift my spirits and mixed that in with my own Shooby Taylor tribute.


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Activity: Mountaineer
Mountain: Alligin
Place: Assynt

Munros: 117
Corbetts: 61
Grahams: 28
Donalds: 1
Wainwrights: 10
Hewitts: 12
Sub 2000: 47



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Statistics

2021

Trips: 24
Distance: 197.6 km
Ascent: 8550m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2020

Trips: 39
Distance: 226.7 km
Ascent: 11266m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 3

2019

Trips: 31
Distance: 187.05 km
Ascent: 9684m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2018

Trips: 28
Distance: 191.9 km
Ascent: 12074m
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 3

2017

Trips: 31
Distance: 226.75 km
Ascent: 8838m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 2
Sub2000s: 4

2016

Trips: 20
Distance: 229 km
Ascent: 9236m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 3
Sub2000s: 6

2015

Trips: 39
Distance: 286 km
Ascent: 12583m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 3
Sub2000s: 9

2014

Trips: 29
Distance: 3564.25 km
Ascent: 15847m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 2
Sub2000s: 9
Hewitts: 3

2013

Trips: 29
Distance: 206.75 km
Ascent: 16700m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 4
Sub2000s: 4

2012

Trips: 12
Distance: 73 km
Ascent: 5261m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2011

Trips: 6
Distance: 55 km
Ascent: 3917m
Grahams: 3
Sub2000s: 1

2010

Trips: 6
Distance: 22 km
Ascent: 2200m
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2009

Trips: 4
Distance: 24.5 km
Ascent: 2194m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 1

2008

Trips: 3
Distance: 24 km
Ascent: 3189m

2007

Trips: 5
Distance: 31 km
Ascent: 1896m

2006

Trips: 3
Distance: 37 km
Ascent: 3730m

2004

Trips: 4
Distance: 44 km
Ascent: 2706m
Corbetts: 1

2003

Trips: 5
Distance: 50 km
Ascent: 5760m
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2002

Trips: 3
Distance: 29 km
Ascent: 2449m

2001

Trips: 6
Distance: 46 km
Ascent: 4245m
Munros: 2

2000

Trips: 1
Distance: 16 km
Ascent: 1300m
Munros: 3

1999

Trips: 1
Distance: 28 km
Ascent: 900m
Corbetts: 1

1998

Trips: 1
Distance: 8 km
Ascent: 1055m
Munros: 2

1997

Trips: 1
Distance: 27 km
Ascent: 1400m
Grahams: 1

1995

Trips: 4
Distance: 80 km
Ascent: 4322m
Munros: 3
Grahams: 1

1994

Trips: 2
Distance: 35.5 km
Ascent: 2477m
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

1993

Trips: 1
Distance: 10 km
Ascent: 1100m

1992

Trips: 2
Distance: 46 km
Ascent: 2345m


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