6 summits from the devil's elbow

Munros: Cairn of Claise, Carn an Tuirc, Creag Leacach, Glas Maol, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe

Date walked: 16/12/2012

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 22km

Ascent: 1017m

Before this trip i had been telling Alan that i had only been up 19 munros and would like to finish 2012 with 20, next day Alan called and asked if i would be up for 6 munros? of course i was :D
First big winter walk that would take me to 25 :D
Left Paisley at 6.00am and were at the devils elbow and walking for 8:30am
First munro of the day, Creag Leacach, was quite an easy walk in, loads of hare running everywhere, never managed to get a pic tho, think the dogs were scaring them off.

boulder covered ridge

soon we reached the wall which we followed to the summit

creag leacach summit

quick summit pic and on to our next munro, glas maol
glas maol summit

we had been in the clag all morning but then the the sun managed to break through, not for long tho :(
looking back towards glas maol

untouched snow

arran, isla

looking up towards cairn of claise summit


once we reached the summit we were back in the clag again and were the rest of the day :roll:
cairn of claise summit

next munro, tom buidhe, on the way we stopped at ca whims for a bite to eat and a coffee, and a rest for me :lol:
tom buidhe summit

from tom buidhe we returned to ca whims and headed for tolmount, a nice easy stroll,
tolmount summit

the walk from tolmount to our final munro carn an tuirc was a bit heavy going now, snow was a lot deeper in places and my legs were starting to feel it :roll: after what seemed like ages we finally arrived at the summit
carn an tuirc summit

a quick summit pic and we were on our way down,
was good to drop out of the clag
descent from carn an tuirc

bridge over the allt a' garbh-choire back at the road

was glad to see the road, but we still had a 5km walk back to the car :crazy:
tried hitchiking for a bit but had no luck, might have been because we had 2 collies with us :lol:
i let alan get about half a mile ahead of me while i tried to thumb a lift,after 10 mins a true gentleman stopped and offered me a lift back to the car, cheers mate :clap:
once at the car i had to nip back and get alan and the dogs,
was a great day out, pity we never had the views but was a good end to 2012 :D

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yellow snow on the bookil

Attachment(s) Munros: Stob Dearg (Buachaille Etive Mor), Stob na Broige (Buachaille Etive Mor)
Date walked: 02/12/2012
Distance: 11km
Ascent: 1001m
Comments: 5
Views: 2815

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7 munros in a day, crianlarich hills

Attachment(s) Munros: An Caisteal, Beinn a'Chroin, Beinn Chabhair, Beinn Tulaichean, Ben More, Cruach Ardrain, Stob Binnein
Date walked: 29/04/2012
Distance: 30km
Ascent: 3400m
Comments: 30
Views: 35697


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Location: paisley
Interests: mountain walking, fishing, formula 1
Activity: Mountain Walker
Place: sandwood bay
Gear: bruno, the dog

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