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Carn a' Choire Ghairbh


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.
865 m (2837 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.
68 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.
Cairn of the rough corrie

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.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  34   Fort Augustus, Glen Albyn & Glen Roy

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

Carn a'Choire Ghairbh is twin peaked hill with Carn Glas Lochdarach (771m) lying 2.8km NE of the higher Carn a'Choire Ghairbh (865m). To the N and W the slopes are generally steep but to S there is a high glen and the slopes are less steep.

Paths lead from Affric Lodge onto the E slopes of Carn Glas Lochdarach and from Athnamulloch onto the NW slopes of Carn a' Choire Ghairbh. There are crags on the NE slopes but they are not an obstacle to ascent.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn a' Choire Ghairbh include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
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.
Picture Gallery for Carn a' Choire Ghairbh

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Carn a' Choire Ghairbh Area Map
Legend  Munro  Corbett  Graham  English/Welsh Top  Accommodation

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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Carn a' Choire Ghairbh
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
20.0 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
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a map of scottish camp grounds.
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn a' Choire Ghairbh.

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 Routes that include Carn a' Choire Ghairbh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1280 m 23.09 km 7 hrs Aonach Shasuinn and Carn a' Choire Ghairbh  A longer route which requires unbridged river crossings.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Carn a' Choire Ghairbh

 Baggers Gallery for Carn a' Choire Ghairbh

Me at Summit Carn a` Choire Ghairbh 7/4/2013

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

me and Alba summit Carn a' Choire Ghairbh 08/09/2012

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Kerry and Jarl at the summit of Carn a Choire Ghairbh on the 3rd May 2012

© Peter Sinclair

Image by Peter Sinclair
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Carn a' Choire Ghairbh and Aonach Shasuinn
by David McSporran

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