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Carn Chuinneag


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.
838 m (2749 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.
108 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.
Hill of the churn

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
  20   Beinn Dearg & Loch Broom, Ben Wyvis

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

Carn Chuinneag is a uniquely twin topped hill (the summit higher by only 8m) at the head of Glen Calvie which is to the S of Strathcarron.

A track runs from the end of the public road at Glencalvie Lodge S to the base of Carn Chuinneag then continues NE turning SE to Strath Rusdale where it again joins a public road. Carn Chuinneag can therefore be approached from either of those glens, but Glen Calvie is the shorter route.

The two peaks of Carn Chuinneag have parallel N ridges and a path ascends the N ridge of the minor peak to almost 750m making for an easy ascent.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn Chuinneag include
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
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 Chuinneag

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Carn Chuinneag Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn Chuinneag.

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 Routes that include Carn Chuinneag
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 985 m 17.52 km 5.5 hrs Carn Chuinneag  Good track and paths minimise navigational problems. Path leads high onto this hill. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Carn Chuinneag

 Baggers Gallery for Carn Chuinneag

Myself, Tucker (Caledonian challenge Mascot) and John Donnelly at the Summit Carn Chuinneag 12/05/2013

© David Peden

Image by David Peden
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Recently Climbed By
Derek McNeil on 24 May 2018

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 Shared Members Track Logs
Carn Chuinneag
by David McSporran

Post a few words about Carn Chuinneag or read what others have had to say.

Mike Watson
wrote on
November 4, 2012
No parking restrictions anymore. Loads of room.
Chris Bowles
wrote on
December 5, 2008
Parking is available at the end of the public road which ends at the gates of the Alladale Estate and the Glencalvie Estate. The parking is limited with some large logs having been placed in a part of the layby.

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