This was a lengthy hiking route for a short winter's day at New Year, but the weather was superb and we had some great views throughout the walk. Glas Tulaichean is a fairly remote munro in the southern Cairngorms, reached via Glenshee in Perthshire. We aimed to avoid the crowds around the ski centre at the top of Glenshee.
- I'll remember most the great views towards Cairngorm and Lochnagar.
- The best bit, was sitting in the snow on the summit having lunch, with scarcely any wind to bother us
- The worst bit was the icy trail back down in the glen at the end of the walk
- The funniest bit was the little boating pond near the start of the hike
- I was surprised by the speed of a large bird high over the glen - was it an eagle?
- Word of warning - as for any winter walks in the Scottish Highlands, make sure to have plenty of warm clothing.
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|Location||west of Spittal of Glenshee, Perthshire, Scotland|
|Date walked||3 January 2006|
|Walk type||High hills and mountain hikes|
|Difficulty||Requires a reasonably good level of fitness and strong footwear|
|Height climbed||850m / 2800ft|
|Time taken||5 hrs 30 mins|
|Map used||Ordnance Survey 1.50,000 Landranger map of Braemar (no.43)|
|Walk source info||Previous climb, and Scottish Mountaineering Club Book of The Munros|
|Getting there||By car via Blairgowrie and Spittal of Glenshee, parking at Dalmunzie Hotel (£2 charge)|
|Places to stay||In Blairgowrie, Spittal of Glenshee, or Dalmunzie Hotel|