Colin's Munros


The Cairnwell, Carn Aosda & Carn a'Gheoidh
Map 43; 26th May 2007

Route: Ascent 945m = 3100'; 11.2 miles; 4 hrs.

Route: On a previous occasion I was able to return to a different spot from my starting point, and so was able to include Carn nan Righ & Glas Tulaichean.
The route can be shortened considerably by omitting the Munro top Carn Bhinnein, thereby saving over 2.5 miles and 180m ascent. However, this top is well worth a visit and should certainly be included if possible.
Weather: Occasional snow showers (in late May!), sunny intervals.

108.55 Glen Shee Ski Centre 650   00.0 milesNO13877820
209.20 Ski access track N to M Carn Aosda 9172701.5 milesNO13407919
309.25 W to Carn Aosda W top (optional) 905285  NO13117930
409.35 Path SW to col 795   NO12747856
510.00 Track SE/S/SE to M The Cairnwell 9334353.0 milesNO13507738
610.10 Return NNW along track to just beyond
larger bump then path WNW to bealach
8104403.7 milesNO12747811
710.20 Path SW to lochans 8555004.25 milesNO12147755
S to Carn nan Sac (3 cairns: highest is nearest &
to the right, not along the lefthand corrie edge.)
Continue SE to farthest cairn for best view.
9205854.7 milesNO11947694
911.00 Path WNW/WSW to M Carn a' Gheoidh 9756605.9 milesNO10727669
1011.15 Path W to "lochan" – now a dried up peat expanse 852   NO09477685
1111.25 SSW to T Carn Bhinnein 9177257.3 milesNO09147629
1211.35 Return NNE to "lochan" 852   NO09477685
1311.55 Path E to M Carn a' Gheoidh 9758508.7 milesNO10727669
1412.10 Path E to Carn nan Sac (slightly by-passed) 9208609.45 milesNO11947694
1512.15 Path NNE to lochans 8558909.8 milesNO12147755
1612.25 Path NE over bumps & down to bealach 81093010.35 milesNO12747811
1712.30 Path NE to track on ridge of Cairnwell above col 82594510.6 milesNO13007837
1812.45 Direct pathless descent to Glen Shee Ski Centre
or head N to the bealach and follow a path down
650 11.2 milesNO13877820

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