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Glas Tulaichean


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
1051 m (3448 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
79 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Grey-green hillocks

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  43   Braemar & Blair Atholl

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Glas Tulaichean is a large complex mountain bounded by Gleann Mor to the N, Glen Lochsie to the S and Gleann Taitneach to the E. The N slopes into Gleann Mhor are moderate to steep but the S slopes have a gentle incline.

To the E of the summit three ridges form two corries Glas Choire Bheag and Glas Choire Mhor, with crags and steep slopes close to the summit. To the S are a series of parallel ridges with mostly gentle slopes although there are some steep and craggy slopes the SE.

Ascent is normally from Glen Lochsie in the S from where a track leads close to the summit.

Hazards you may encounter on Glas Tulaichean include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags within 1km of summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Glas Tulaichean.

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 Routes that include Glas Tulaichean
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1782 m 43.26 km 12 hrs Glas Tulaichean, Beinn Iutharn Mhor, Carn an Righ and Carn Bhac  A demanding route, which could be shortened by missing out Carn Bhac and / or Glas Tulaichean  
2 1180 m 26.54 km 7.5 hrs Glas Tulaichean and Carn an Righ  Relatively long route on mixed terrain, from boggy glens up grass slopes to rocky tops.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Glas Tulaichean

 Baggers Gallery for Glas Tulaichean

Summit of Glas Tulaichean 12-1-14

© Stuart Mcgeown

Image by Stuart Mcgeown

Molly on her first ever Munro "reascent". Glas Tulaichean, March 2012.

© Scott Blair

Image by Scott Blair

An old photo (September 2007) of Molly posing like a trooper on the former railway track to Glenlochsie Lodge, visible in the distance. Going up this route avoids the river crossing that's required if you follow the main landrover track.

© Scott Blair

Image by Scott Blair

me and danny , and mick at the 4th of the day,

© John Frew

Image by John Frew
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Glas Tulaichean
by Alan Parker
Glas Tulaichean and Carn an Righ
by Brian Howarth
Glas Tulaichean
by Geoffrey Alexander
Glas Tulaichean and Carn an Righ
by Doug Tulloch
Glas Tulaichean and Carn an Righ
by Philip McLoone
Glas Tulaichean
by David McSporran
Glas Tulaichean and Carn an Righ
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Jonathan Small
wrote on
April 16, 2016
The landrover track is useful for navigation, and makes for an easy start to a long hill day. Carn an Righ is very remote and the return trip down Glen Taitneach is 11km, all but the last 5 or so tough walking over peat hags, rough country, and a steep descent into the glen. It is a great hike but hard going in parts, and makes this a major day out which took me just under 10 hours. That said the climb to Carn an Righ and the views from there make it well worthwhile. Beinn a'Ghlo looks majestic, and the dramatic view up to the Lairig Ghru just before the climb to Carn an Righ a big surprise.
James Corrigan
wrote on
September 16, 2013
Has to be one of the most straight forward Munros to walk as there is a motorway style path all the way from Dalmunzie to the summit.Personally, this takes much away from being in a wild place but another approach route could be taken.Upside is that rapid progress can be made on this wide track.Views from the summit are extensive but somehow everything seems distant.After clearing Carn an Righ there is a great walk from there to Loch nan Eun.Then into the very scenic and long.Gleann Taitneach back to Dalmunzie.Please not there are heavy restrictions during the stalking season except on weekends.
Keith Johnstone
wrote on
April 1, 2012
Parking at the hotel is now £2.50. They do invite you back for tea or coffee once you have finished your walk.
Heather Shand
wrote on
May 20, 2011
Staff at the hotel where we parked were very friendy (only £2 to park and they took details of where you were going and an emergency contact number and then said we were welcome to come back for tea/coffee etc after our walk). Great path all the way to the top - beautiful glen with disused railway line, river, ruined shooting lodge, waterfall etc....all very scenic. Wide, ugly landrover track all the way from the lodge to the trig point at the summit.
Jane Masters
wrote on
November 8, 2009
Definitely one to climb after a hard frost! Something extremely satisfying about being able to stand on the same bog which would suck your legs off in the autumn. Lovely friendly staff at the hotel...take a bike if you don't want to pay £2...it's a long walk from Spittal otherwise!

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