Glas Maol from Creag Leacach

Glas Maol

Highest mountain in the Glenshee Munro range

Glas Maol is a massive sprawling mountain east of Glenshee overlooking the ski-centre. Several grass covered spurs lead from its summit to lower Munros and minor peaks.


Glas Maol


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Height1068m
Prominence194m
Meaninggrey-green hill
ListsMunro, 70
LocationEast of Glenshee, The Grampians, in from Braemar
Grid RefNO167766
Lat/Lon56.87309, -3.36814


Overlooking Glenshee Ski Centre, Glas Maol is the highest point on the gently rising, grass-covered hills on the eastern side of the glen. The west-facing side of Glas Maol is covered by ski runs, tows and fence-lines. Whereas the eastern face is much quieter with crags and corries below its vast domed summit.

With the Glenshee Ski Centre being a mere 400m below and with a network of tracks leading up from here, this is the approach most hillwalkers will use. Thereafter, many choices present to bag other nearby Munro summits.



Hillwalking routes up Glas Maol



1. Glenshee 9 Munros »


The 9 Munros above Glenshee can be linked to form a long high-level hiking circuit. With generally grass covered slopes, this is one of the easier ways to go multi-Munro-bagging !

Ascent : 1690m (5540ft)
Distance : 30km (19m)
Time : 10:15hr

2. East of Glenshee »


Compared to the Munros west of Glenshee, the Munros to the east dominated by Glas Maol, are higher, more vast and have less paths or tracks to follow. A bit more of a challenge !

Ascent : 910m (2990ft)
Distance : 15km (9m)
Time : 5:15hr



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Winter on Glas Maol from Creag LeacachWinter on Glas Maol from Creag Leacach
Glas Maol from the shelter on the wall belowGlas Maol from the shelter on the wall below
Runners begin up Glas Maol on the Glenshee 9 raceRunners begin up Glas Maol on the Glenshee 9 race
Heading up the track from Glenshee up Glas MaolHeading up the track from Glenshee up Glas Maol
Glas Maol from Creag LeacachGlas Maol from Creag Leacach




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