Munros starting with C
|Carn Gorm is bulky mountain to the N of Glen Lyon. It has a distinct summit, marked by a small cairn, (N.B. trig point is not the summit!) at the junction of four ridges. |
The longest, NW ridge, leads down gentle slopes to Rannoch Forest, although a descent of its W slope gives access to a steep sided glen, Dubh Choirein, leading to a track through the forest to Camusvrachan in Glen Lyon.
The narrow NE ridge connects to Meall Garbh via An Sgorr (924m) which can be bypassed to the NW. Both the SW and SE ridges lead to Glen Lyon.
The terrain is generally moderate to easy grass slopes with scattered rock outcrops particularly to the S. The SE ridge is the preferred ascent route from Inverar although forests on its lower slopes have to be navigated.
|Carn Liath is the smallest of the Beinn a' Ghlo group. It is a compact mountain with single long ridge twisting N from the summit towards Braigh Coire Chruinn-Bhalgain. The lower slopes are deep heather and the upper slopes grass with stony areas. |
Most slope inclines are moderate with many stony areas but no cliffs. There is a well trodden path up the SW face of Carn Liath and this path continues along the summit ridge to Braigh Coire Chruinn-Bhalgain.
Carn Liath [Loch Laggan]
|The summit of Carn Liath is a gentle rise on a broad ridge running NE for more than 4km to terminate in the crags of Coire a Bhein. |
To the N of this ridge there are gentle slopes down to the Glenshirra Forest but to the S, steeper slopes are punctuated by the crags of Coire nan Gall and Coire Dubh.
S of the summit a broad ridge leads down to Na Cnapanan from where easy access to the path in Coire Ardair can be attained. To the W of this ridge are steep heather slopes into Coire Ardair.
|Carn Mairg is the highest Munro on the N side of Glen Lyon. The summit, which is rocky and ringed by crags, is located on the rim of Coire Chearcaill and has steep slopes on its S and W flanks. |
To the NW a broad ridge connects to Meall a' Bharr and onto Meall Garbh. To the E of the summit a broad ridge connecting to Meall Liath leads down to a coll from where easy slopes continue S to Meall na Aighean.
The terrain of the lower slopes is grass with some rock outcrops, and slopes are moderate to easy inclines with the exception of Coire Chearcaill.
Carn Mor Dearg
|Carn Mor Dearg lies on the E arm of the horse-shoe ridge that includes Ben Nevis and it is normally climbed with "The Ben". It has steep rocky slopes, some of them craggy, on its E and W flanks. |
The ascent of Carn Mor Dearg is normally made from the path up Meall an t-Suidhe to the W or the path by the Allt a' Mhuillinn into Coire Eas, and joining the Carn Mor Dearg ridge N of Carn Dearg Meadhonach.
If you enjoy a scramble, and have a head for heights, continue S then SW on the ridge which becomes narrow and rocky, to form the CMD arete, and ascend the E shoulder of Ben Nevis. An ascent is possible via the E ridge of Carn Mor Dearg, but not recommended.
Carn na Caim
|The summit of Carn na Caim is a gentle rise on the NW edge of a high moorland plateau. To the N and W of the summit the slopes have some short steep sections on what are mainly moderate inclines into Coire Cam, Coire Bhathaich and Coire Ulleim. To the S and E are the gentle undulations of high moorland. |
The slopes to the N and W form a series of ridges, all of which can be ascended, but ascent is normally across the moorland from the SW where a track ascends to the plateau.
Carn nan Gabhar
|Carn nan Gabhar has an elongated summit orientated SSW to NNE. The summit is stony with boulder slopes on both flanks of the summit ridge. |
W of the summit are steep slopes with crags, and crags continue on the steep E flank of the N facing ridge. Crags also occur on the N face of the short NW ridge.
To the SW, the summit ridge connects to Airgiod Beinn (an access route) and there is a short W spur leading down to a bealach connecting to Braigh Coire Chruinn-Bhalgain, which is the main access route.
Lower slopes are deep heather and the upper slopes grass with stony/boulder areas.
Carn nan Gobhar [Glen Strathfarrar]
|Carn nan Gobhar is the more central of three Munros enclosing Coire Mhuillidh. To the N are easy slopes to Strathconnon from where a path ascends to over 600m. |
The curved summit ridge runs SW from the summit then divides into a short narrow W branch connecting to Sgurr a Choire Ghlais and a longer broader S branch to An Socach overlooking Coire Mhuillidh. At the E end of the summit ridge a S branch connects to Sgurr na Ruaidhe and a NNE branch leads down to Meall na Faire. Between these ridges there are steep slopes into Coire na Sleaghaich, but otherwise slopes are moderate and accessible.
Access is invariably from Sgurr a Choire Ghlais or Sgurr na Ruaidhe.
Carn nan Gobhar [Loch Mullardoch]
|Carn nan Gobhar has the general shape of a triangular pyramid. A SSE ridge leads down to Mullach na Moille then turns ESE towards the access path by the Allt Mullardoch to Glen Cannich. |
The WNW ridge links to Sgurr na Lapaich and the ENE ridge leads to Creag Dubh from where gentle N slopes give access to Glen Strathfarrar.
Generally easy to moderate slopes on the ridges, but some steep slopes on the flanks.
|The summit of Carn Sgulain is a gentle rise on high Monadhliath plateau N of A' Chailleach. |
All slopes from the summit are easy, but there are steeper slopes to the SE leading to crags 800m from the summit.
To the SW Carn Sgulain is separated from the adjacent A' Chailleach by the deep narrow glen of the Allt Cuil na Caillich.