After trawling the weather forecasts and not finding a consistent one, we set off up to Glenshee in the hopes that we could manage something that day. As we headed North, the cloud lifted and we even managed to see blue sky so decided to make for our original plan of:
Carn an Tuirc, Cairn of Claise, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe as described in the Munro book.
We ignored the book and made a fairly direct ascent on Carn an Tuirc, which with kids is often the best way. 1hr 30 to the summit. Well done to them.
We then headed over to Carn of Claise as advised by the book, but which I would miss and go straight to Tolmount the next time. It was a great example of showing the kids how not to take a compass bearing from one summit to the other as there was a big drop in between…
We then bashed our way over to Tolmount, a route which would be tricky in the mist…and then had a wee race to the final summit via a direct route and via the path…
A bit of a trudge back over past Carn of Claise to our descent route, again would be tricky in the mist, and we descended the ridge accompanied by the roaring of at least five or six stags….
This shows you how barren this area looks
Finally the kids raced off to the end and waited for the oldies to make their way carefully down.
Well done Liahm and Molly