Sunday 7th July 2013

Glas Tulaichean and Beinn Iutharn Mhor

Distance 25k Ascent 1243m OS Map 43

Glas Tulaichean (1051m) and Beinn Iutharn Mhor (1045) are Munros 79 & 88 and together make a good circular from Dalmunzie House Hotel, (near Spittal of Glenshee) at an altitude of 370m (over 1200 ft). From the Hotel, a path climbs easily up Glen Lochsie along the old railway line, ending at the ruined Glenlochsie Lodge. From there the gradient increases following a landrover track to the summit of Glas Tulaichean (NOTE the B walk will follow this route and return via the same route, all on track). We follow the north northeast ridge of the summit towards the pretty Loch nan Eun but before reaching that and roughly halfway through the walk, dependant on weather and fitness, we can decide whether to take the shorter route to the Loch, then head southeast down Glen Taitneach back to the hotel (total 18km) or alternatively head west under the southern flanks of Mam nan Cairn, then sharply north east to the bealach and finally north to Beinn Iutharn Mhor (mostly path). From that summit we return to the bealach but take to the northern flanks of Mam Cairn, dropping down to the Loch and finally the Glen back to the hotel (25km).

Note: This walk has some sections over open moorland, often rough and boggy and requires a reasonable level of fitness. The walk would be unsuitable if strong winds are forecast or access roads are icy and a contingency walk will be offered instead.

Meet at Culter Heritage Centre at 7 am A walk, 8.30am B walk, return around 7 pm. Transport by shared cars (contribution to the drivers), 2.50 car park fee at Dalmunzie House Hotel and refreshments there afterwards. Contact Tel: James Brownhill, 01224 897273 for A walk, Della Russell, 01330 820376 for B walk. Closing date Wednesday 3rd July 2013.

Walkers must wear walking boots (gaiters also recommended), carry WARM and waterproof clothing, hat and gloves and take plenty of food and liquids. THESE ARE ESSENTIAL. Be prepared for possible wintry conditions on the top, whatever the forecast.

Culter hillwalking club has no members who are qualified leaders or instructors. Therefore anyone volunteering to assist the club on a meet cannot be held responsible for other members' welfare. Members must be aware they are solely responsible for themselves at all times Hillwalking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury and death. Those participating in these activities should be aware of the risks and accept the responsibility for their own actions and involvement. No responsibility can be accepted by Culter Hillwalking club committee, members, guests or co-ordinators of walks for any mishap, which may occur, during a meet. Dog owners must ensure that their dogs are on a short lead at all times.

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