Located in the south-west corner of the Mounth plateau in Angus, Glas Maol rises to a height of 1068m (3504 feet).
It is the highest of a group of four Munros to the east of the Cairnwell Pass, and has been developed for skiing. The road gives a high-level starting point and eases the ascent of these rounded domes, though the alternative route given from Glen Isla via Monega Hill gives a much finer walk.
The broad, flat summit is divided between the council area of Aberdeenshire, Angus and Perth and Kinross, though the highest point lies wholly within Angus; indeed Glas Maol is the highest point in this council area.
The western slopes of Glas Maol form part of the Glenshee Ski Centre ski area. The most common route of ascent goes through the slopes, starting from the highest point of the A93 road, the Cairnwell pass. This is the highest public road in Scotland; hence only around 400 m of ascent is involved.
The name is derived from the Gaelic for “green/grey bare hill”, which is appropriate since it appears as a large bald dome.
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