Munro Adventure 2015 Day 30/31 May Beinn A’ Ghlo Carn Liath Braigh Coire Chruinn -Bhalgain Carn nan Gabha

Sorry for the delay but the great man and the Dog plus a few pals are out there the weather is not great! They are also a bit away from contact and going into the wilds!

One man and his dog on the great MUNRO ADVENTURE 2015
DAY 30/31( 30th 31st MAY )

Day 30 & 31 Beinn A Ghlo

Day 30 & 31 Beinn A Ghlo hills

BEINN A’ GHLO – ‘hill of veil or mist’

Carn Liath – (975m, Munro 179) –  ‘grey cairn’

Braigh Coire Chruinn -Bhalgain –   (1070m, M66)   ‘height of the coire of round blisters’

 Carn nan Gabhar – (1121m, Munro 32) ‘hill of the goats
Carn Liath  -GM Collection Jake Lee

Carn Liath -GM Collection Jake Lee

Beinn a’Ghlo is the collective name for the three fine munros east of Glen Tilt. Beinn a’Ghlo’s highest peak Carn nan Gabhar gives fine views in all directions, its lowest peak Carn Liath is a landmark from the south with its badly scarred path up its south-west shoulder. Carn a’Chlamain to the west of Beinn a’Ghlo is up Glen Tilt and hidden out of view from the A9

Tarf Hotel

Tarf Hotel

With a due rest day on Saturday I still had a lot of prep work to get ready for heading off again on Sunday morning for a 4 day bothy and tent outing . Left at 7 and headed over to the Glenshee ski area car park and met Rachael left my van there and we continued in her car down the A93 , branched off to Blair Atholl where we met Jake at the Glen Tilt Car park then up to Loch Moraig to the starting point . It was low cloud overhead but due to brighten up in the afternoon according to MWIS. Now carrying a big pack with 3 days supplies it certainly made it hard going as myself and Jake soon found out , up the steep scar of a track easily seen from the A9 towards Carn Liath with a very strong side on wind not helping , stopped at the first cairn for a bit of shelter before heading onto the cloudy summit. Following the winding ridge down to the col the skies began to open up and by our second summit everything was clear, we descended so far and had a lunch stop where we left our bags as we were coming back this way then continued onto the clear but very windy summit of Carn nan Gabhar .



This is where we split up with Rachael heading back to her car and me and Jake continuing, back to the bags and headed down the N ridge to the bridge over the river tilt .We had 2 options to get to the Tarf Hotel Bothy and chose the longer flatter track as far as wooden shed then a almost trackless route following the river and eventually the Welcome site after a long day our room for the night, best of all we had this very clean bothy all to ourselves . After dinner Jake produced a splendid dram which rounded off a excellent day out ( many thanks to Rachael for the lift)

Carn Gobhar

Carn Gobhar

Today’s totals
17.5 mls – 1832 m ascent – 9hrs 21min

82 Munros to date.

Out for the Count in the Tarf Hotel!

Out for the Count in the Tarf Hotel!

Sorry for no Blog but not been feeling great but feeling better when I read of how well Graeme and Penny are going despite the weather which today is crazy on the hills. Take care if out there on the hills they are very wild. Summer weather forecast!

Today's weather in the Cairngorms

Today’s weather in the Cairngorms

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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3 Responses to Munro Adventure 2015 Day 30/31 May Beinn A’ Ghlo Carn Liath Braigh Coire Chruinn -Bhalgain Carn nan Gabha

  1. Malcolm MacIntyre says:

    Well done, you’ve had a difficult spell of weather to content with


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