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Carn an Fhreiceadain


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
878 m (2880 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
55 of 222 Corbetts
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Lookout cairn

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

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  35   Kingussie and Monadhliath Mountains

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Carn an Fhreiceadain is a broad rise on the SE margin of the Monadhliath Plateau. It is joined to its nearest neighbour to the E, Beinn Bhreac (843m), via a high col.

Tracks from Pitmain Lodge ascend the S ridges of both these hills making for an easy route but to the N lies feature poor moorland, so navigate with care.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn an Fhreiceadain include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Carn Dearg
by Metcheck
Carn an Fhreiceadain Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn an Fhreiceadain.

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 Routes that include Carn an Fhreiceadain
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 708 m 14.70 km 4.5 hrs Carn an Fhreiceadain  Good approach tracks but high moorland plateau, navigate with care.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Carn an Fhreiceadain

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Stuart, Deirdre and myself on summit, 2/12/12. Fantastic day!

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

Myself and Kevin on Summit Carn an Fhreiceadain 14/8/2011

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Hamish at the summit of Carn an Fhreiceadain (his 2nd Corbett.

© John Tutt

Image by John Tutt

Caron (the wife) and I at summit on 11/04/09. Caron's first ever mountain. An easy walk up bulldozed track made it possible for Caron. She is in severe pain with a hip problem, so well done to her!!!

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Alistair Craig
wrote on
April 29, 2012
When you get to the gates at the golf course, there is a sign telling all walkers to go to the left round the back of the caravans and follow the signs for either the golf circular walk or to Creag Bheac - ignore the sign - otherwise you will add about a mile and 45 minutes to the walk. Instead, go to the right handside of the club house and round the back, follow the track and cross the bridge, turn left and this tarmac track will take you to Pitmain Lodge where you have the choice of going to Carn an Fhreiceadain or Beinn Bhreac first.
Chris Bowles
wrote on
June 12, 2009
The bridges have now been replaced and there is parking available just before the golf club. Like people have said, the route is entirely on landrover tracks which makes it very simple, however on a good day the views are nice. A good leg-stretcher if someone has a few hours spare.
Ian Johnston
wrote on
January 17, 2007
An easy ascent from Kingussie. Note that presently (January 2007) three of the five bridges across the Allt Mhor have been washed out. If using the car park at the golf course there's an intact bridge 100 metres downstream; there's also a free car park in the village. Good spacious views from the flat summit, and a sense of space. The view includes the windfarm at Tomatin. I must say that having the entire route on landrover track detracted from it a bit, though it would make the hill a suitable outing on a claggy day.
Alex Bryce
wrote on
October 9, 2006
Ascent could not be easier on bulldozed tracks, and a theres a nice contrast between the friendly views southwards to the Cairngorms and Spey Valley and the wild and barren expanses of the remote Monadhliath to the north. A surprisingly enjoyable day-out for such a featureless and shapeless hill.

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