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Carn an Righ


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.
1029 m (3375 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.
102 of 282 Munros
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 like peak of the King

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
  43   Braemar & Blair Atholl

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

Carn an Righ is a compact mountain, with a conical top, at the junction of three short ridges W (to Stac na h-Iolair), NE and SE . The S slopes are stony and steep as are the slopes to the N of the NE ridge where there are also some crags.

Ascent is normally via the more gentle slopes to the E of the S ridge.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn an Righ include
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes 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 an Righ

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Southeastern Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Cairn Bannoch
by Metcheck
Carn an Righ Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn an Righ.

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 Routes that include Carn an Righ
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1782 m 43.26 km 12 hrs Glas Tulaichean, Beinn Iutharn Mhor, Carn an Righ and Carn Bhac  A demanding route, which could be shortened by missing out Carn Bhac and / or Glas Tulaichean  
2 1180 m 26.54 km 7.5 hrs Glas Tulaichean and Carn an Righ  Relatively long route on mixed terrain, from boggy glens up grass slopes to rocky tops.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Carn an Righ

 Baggers Gallery for Carn an Righ

It was a great day oot but it was as cold as I look ;-) 15th Jan 2012

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge

an exhausting 3rd of the day.

© John Frew

Image by John Frew

My Son Alan and Collies Tino & Ollie - Carn an Righ 30/04/11

© Alan Cantwell

Image by Alan Cantwell

Joyce and I enjoying the shelter behind the cairn on Carn an Righ on a lovely Sunday in July 2010

© Ian Munro

Image by Ian Munro
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 Shared Members Track Logs
Glas Tulaichean and Carn an Righ
by Brian Howarth
Glas Tulaichean and Carn an Righ
by Doug Tulloch
Glas Tulaichean and Carn an Righ
by Philip McLoone

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

James Corrigan
wrote on
September 15, 2013
Second Munro of the day after leaving Glas Tulaichean.Decended in to Glas CoireThere is path (AGAIN) towards the Col directly below Carn an Righ which takes you steeply and directly to the scattered, patchy bouldery summit with a large Cairn.Everything to the West seems so distant with North Cairgorms sprawling out ahead to the North.Heading east to below the top of Marn nan Carn and to the head of Loch na Eun.The waterfall here leads directly in to the excellent Gleann Taitneach with the fine summits of Carn Bhinnein and Carn Mor.After a steep drop off Glas Coire Bheag it is time to enjoy the long walk back to Dalmunzie.
David Harbottle
wrote on
June 4, 2007
Excellent, remote viewpoint. I thoroughly recommend the traverse from Dalmunzie, over Creag Bhreac south ridge to Glas Tulaichean, then on to Carn an Righ.
Alex Bryce
wrote on
September 28, 2006
Highly recommend climbing this mountain, underrated in its remoteness, from Blair Atholl. The 12 mile cycle along Glen Tilt is a real joy with surprisingly little ascent and nothing very steep, with many good waterfalls to see on the way. Where the glen narrows and a track splits off to the north the bike was left and straightforward paths were followed over to Fealar Lodge, where another clear path cuts over the hillside making a beeline for Carn an Righ. Eventually one has to cut off across rougher pathless terrain but the ascent is shortlived. The route is reversed - enjoy the ride home!

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