Lets Get Going!
Starting from Auchavan in Glen Isla I ran up the glen past Tulcan Lodge before heading directly up the ridge of Monega with good views over to the Snowy Creag Leacach to the west. After a hard climb up to the summit I was met with amazing views of the glen and spectacular view of the mountains fading away into the distance.
From Monega summit I went west following the edge of the cliffs to the top of Little Glas Maol before heading NW directly to the stone trig point and shelter cairn at the top of Glas Maol, the first Munro at 1068 meters. More amazing Views of the Cairngorms Stretching out ahead!
From Glas Maol I ran down and up the impressive ridge to ascend to the icy summit of Creag Leacach at 987metres. This section of the run offered some of the most challenging climb due to the ice and snow!
Continuing along the ridge of the Creag Leacach summit, I reached Carn Ait before heading SE up the broad ridge then heading east. Old fence post’s marked a track leading from the bealach to Mallrenheskein and then down again to the low point, Easter Glacanbuidhe. These descents taught a useful lesson… It IS possible to ski in running shoes! haha!
The climb up to Black Hill was made very difficult due to the peat Hags/ bogs. A lot of jumping from tuft of grass to stone is required! From the summit I went ESE and then SE following the fence posts to descend to Glack of Glengairney before the final steep ascent to the summit of Monamenach (Corbett).
This final section felt a bit brutal at the end of the day. However it was worth it to find myself suddenly at the summit and I was rewarded with incredible views in every direction. The decent (most of the snow was gone down here!) followed Glack Burn right the way down to the start point and a well earned picnic!
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