Glenshee, in February. It should be a biscuit tin snow covered scene. Just a few patches of  firn remain on the higher ground of Glas Maol. At the pass the ski centre looked forlorn, more drab and deserted than on a summer’s day.
Glas Maol is a 1068m high Munro. The glas element of the name is translated as a colour, a sort of greenish grey. Maol is more interesting, the same word is used to describe the baldness of a man. So a greenish grey bald hill is perhaps apt. However The hill earlier went by the name of A’Ghlas-Meall. Here meall is a lump or mound and is a name usually given to a hill overshadowed by higher neighbours.


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