Name:Glas Maol
Hill number:461
Height:1067.7m / 3503ft
SMC/RHB Section:07A: Braemar to Montrose
County (CoH):Angus (CoH)
Topographical area:HE11 Glasmaol-catlaw
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, High Hills of Britain,
Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top, Murdo, Yeaman
Grid ref:NO 16700 76568
Summit feature:trig point
Col:872.5m  NO 2161 8021  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 43
(1:25k) OL52N 387N
Observations:ground to 20m N and S of trig point is about same height
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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with jamespaulpitcher30/04/2024
Very hard walking in the fresh dump of snow. windy and then rather than the weather clearing at midday the visibility reduced, wind cleared but I was on compass bearing all the way to Glas maol as soon as i was on the plateau.Shinydiscoba11z05/04/2024
Glorious clear skies, -9 °C at car park but a bit milder high up (inversion). Light wind so very pleasant on Glas Maol. Microspikes essential on frozen snow.NorfolkPT2112/01/2024
A round of tops: Meall Odhar, Druim Mor, Little Glas Maol and Creag Leacach SW Top via Glas Maol and Creag Leacach. Started at the Devil's Elbow parking area and walked up the side of the road to the top of the pass, then headed up the partially snow-covered path to Meall Odhar, across to Glas Maol, then countoured around the 1000m line to the bealach between Glas Maol and Carn of Claise. Before reaching Carn of Claise, headed SE up to Druim Mor. Returned back to Glas Maol the same way, and once again contoured around - this time to Little Glas Maol. Headed back to Glas Maol and this time reached the summit, before heading over the ridge to Creag Leacach, then around to the SW top, and then dropped down to just before Meall Gorm, then then down to All Coire a' Bhathaich, and followed that back out to the Devil's Elbow. Blue skies and freezing winds for the most part, though the soft snow with a thin crusty top layer made it a little tougher going than expected. Total Time 6h 43mimproudfoot06/01/2024
From large roadside parking area to WNW. Dirt road up to Meal Odhar then carried on. On to Little GM and Monega Hill and return same way for a 12km round.jonglew16/09/2023
With alisa on her big munroe dayryancomet14/09/2023
With E. From car park on A93 just after snow gates at summit of Glenshee. Up track to Sunnyside Hill, past ski huts and ski tows, Meall Odhar, then smaller path continuing to Glas Maol. A lovely calm sunny afternoon with fantastic views. Return same route.Beeliner06/09/2023
2/4 with Meall Odhar, Little Glas Maol & Monega Hill, 3rd ascent, lovely sunny day with wee bro for his first MunroPDuncan8230/08/2023
With CP and YPgarth8704/07/2023
Munro 61wanderingstar10/06/2023
Glas Maol group from a layby just north of the Glenshee ski centre. 12 miles, 4 MunrosGary Heath29/05/2023
Sixth visit, on TGO ChallengeColin Crawford22/05/2023
Monega Hill and Glas Maol round from Glen Isla, Walkhighlands routehummusg13/05/2023
Parked at the ski centre (£3 in the cafe or online with a printer!). Green run up to pick up the track to Meall Odhar and Glas Maol before grassy descent to Little Glas Maol and contour round to Bathach Beag and ridge to Creag Leacach and SW Top. Descent via col to NW and dropping down to car park on the road. 40min walk back up to ski centre. Cold, windy day but clear. With Gillianrichard6920/04/2023
Ascent of Glas Maol from path to south of the Glen Shee Ski centre. Summit in cloud but continued on to Creag Leacach. Returned to Glen Shee in improving weather conditions.knarf05/09/2022
Six Munro circuit: small car park at NO147799 - Carn an Tuirc - Tolmount - Tom Buidhe - Cairn of Claise - Glas Maol - Creag Leacach - Meall Odhar - car.Mark Jackson07/08/2022
Meall Odhar, Creag Leacach, Glas Maol, Cairn of Claise, Tom Buidhe, Tolmount & Carn an Tuirc from Ski Centre.JasonStark12/06/2022
Another re-visit. Superb weather and views.dal05/06/2022
Glenshee & Lochnagarmaclrc06/05/2022
Revisit (#4). From Cairnwell Pass (£3 if parking E side of road) en route to Monega Hill.RHW06/05/2022
Fantastic sunny and frosty ascent with Janice.Play2End15/10/2021
With Alasdair & Jamesduchally30/09/2021
8.8 mile circular from small car park below Sron na Gaoithe. Up steeply contouring Sron na Gaoithe then easy grassy tracks up to Glas Maol's broad summit. From here we retraced our steps a little but then headed onto Cairn of Claise and finally Carn an Tuirc descending steeply to the path to Carn an Tuirc hut then following this back to car park. Amazing patchwork/sunny conditions with a light breeze. Great views especially from Cairn of Claise. From the Fife Lomonds south to Ben Macdui/Braeriach north. 760m ascent. Unsurprisingly quite a few people about.DanTrig16/09/2021
Meall Odhar, Glas Moal,Druim Mor, Little Glas Moal, Creag Leacach, SW Top, Meall Gorm From Ski Centre. Back up road at end of day.With B, B, and R.jenx12/09/2021
Circular walk from Devil's Elbow, along Leacach ridge and back via Meall Odhar with Dave, Jim, John and Belle the dog - fine with some sunshine, but windy at times.barnz4811/09/2021
With Jura Fidget10/09/2021
On route to see Jenna AKA the pigeon at the not so sustainable, sustainable farm place.T-bog13/08/2021
Overcast but not too windy , lovely day for 2 Munros, with Nick and Figgymazz05/08/2021
SHC circuit from S end of Ski centre CP to Meall Odhar, Glas Maol, Cairn of Claise, Tom Buidhe, Tolmount and Carn an Tuirc, finishing at small CP 2km N of Ski Centre.TRG31811/07/2021
With Sue and Simon on a fine day. Also climbed on 23/2/82 and 26/2/00.Phreerunner28/06/2021
Climbed from Loch Callater, via Tolmount, Tom Buidhe and Cairn of Claise.mcbboyd06/06/2021
Glas Maol Circuit of 6 Munros, Cairnwell Passhummusg01/06/2021
You get a good start from Glenshee ski lift. Follow a service road up so far then its a short steep path upAristotle Chip28/05/2021
HP Angus - only 4 mainland Scottish county HPs left! On Glas Maol 4 w/ tops.iangpark14/05/2021
Foggy again so no view (again)Capt Malbec09/05/2021
Sole voyage on a windy but clear daynrowan03/05/2021
On way to Creag Leacach, weather suddenly brightened up, ascended before in heavy fogPDuncan8201/05/2021
Ski Toured from road with Tatiana (good snow)Grimpeur123402/01/2021
Glas Maol round of munros and 3 of 4 top, with Tom Oldham, in dry then hail then windy and wet weather. 5 hours.alexmaclennan29/10/2020
From car park on A93 at summit of Glenshee, up Meall Odhar, continuing to Glas Maol, then following tracks north to Carn of Claise, and continuing on to Carn an Tuirc, descended first N/NW joining path back to A93 and along road back to Glenshee summit. With JAS.kdbennett18/10/2020
with Kslynch26/09/2020
With Bob. B on a clear, calm, sunny day.Play2End19/09/2020
A round of 4 MunrosPilotralph 18/09/2020
Solo. Good weather. 9 Munro's - Glenshie 6 & Carinwell 3Huwel10/09/2020
Along ridge from Creag Lecach, return to Contours car park.Trotticus08/09/2020
Ascent from Glenshee Ski Centre via Meall Odhar. Along ridge to Creag Leacach, return to Glas Maol on to Cairn of Claise and Carn an Turic. Descent via Carn an Tuirc Hut and return to road.raymooremanx12/08/2020
Monega-Monamenach CircuitWaterlog03/08/2020
East of Glenshee runSamll25/07/2020
From Glen Isla to the south, up the Monega Pass. Sunny and clear conditions.Windy Corner21/07/2020