Date: Sun 2nd Dec 2007
After a fairly grey, windy walk out from Blair Atholl to Beinn Dearg on Saturday the forecast held the promise of sun in the NE so we got up early and headed over to Glen Shee to park at Spittal of Glenshee prior to dawn.
Had this walk in mind for some time – Spittal of Glenshee out Gleann Taitneach to climb up Carn Bhinnein from the W and then round from Carn Bhinnein to the munro Carn A Gheoidh, then down over the plateau to Ben Gulabin and back to the start.
A juvenile Golden Eagle sailed past in the early light, doubtless looking for badly camouflaged white hares on the lower slopes.
Slight steepening to the summit of Carn Binnein, unfortunately snow was unconsolidated so no need for crampons.
Marched S off the summit, steep 100m drop then picked up the estate track over to Carn Mor
Reached bealach under Ben Gulabin. Had planned to head over this but light was growing short so we headed down the track to the road and back to the car. Nice views back up the glen to the Cairnwell and Creag Leacach.
At the risk of raising ChrisM’s ire – a great, quiet route, only passed 2 people near the munro, otherwise just us and the wildlife. Great battery recharger after the last months weather.