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Carn nan Gobhar [Loch Mullardoch]


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.
992 m (3254 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.
152 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 hill of the goats

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
  25   Glen Carron & Glen Affric

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

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.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn nan Gobhar [Loch Mullardoch] include
 Steep 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.
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn nan Gobhar [Loch Mullardoch].

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 Routes that include Carn nan Gobhar [Loch Mullardoch]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 2017 m 67.14 km 17 hrs Sgurr na Lapaich and Carn nan Gobhar [Loch Mullardoch]  Longer route with steep slopes ascend and descend, so route time given here will be a minimum. These are remote mountains covered in crags, naviagte with care.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Carn nan Gobhar [Loch Mullardoch]

 Baggers Gallery for Carn nan Gobhar [Loch Mullardoch]

Roy and John at summit still not wearing waterproofs!

© John Forster

Image by John Forster

James at large cairn near summit of Carn an Gobhar. Not a good day. No views at all. 4/07/2012

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Sheltering at Large Cairn to the South of the Summit on a miserable day. 4/07/2012

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Karl and me with Oscar on summit, 5/11/11.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson
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Recently Climbed By
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Post a few words about Carn nan Gobhar [Loch Mullardoch] or read what others have had to say.

Sandra Monaghan
wrote on
September 23, 2013
Would highly recommend boat up loch and do route of 4 Munros clockwise, we went the other way round and is 14k from An Socach back to dam, path along side of Loch is hellish and badly undercut / fallen away on steep slopes and could be dangerous, and ruined good day out, took 13.5 hrs to complete circuit 3 of which spent on track along Loch, 1 river crossing required when dam comes into view, easly managed just above high water mark, otherwise good bridges over other water courses.
John Doig
wrote on
August 14, 2010
2 day hike covering the 9 surrounding munros of Loch Mullardoch over a distance of approx 45km. Day 1 started with gentle climb up Carn nan Gobhars grassy slopes in low cloud and made navigation a bit more tricky coming off Lapaich and Riabhachan. After descending An Socach we headed west to river crossing and camped at foot of Beinn Fhionnlaidh among hungry midges. Day 2 required long slog up Fhionnlaidh but once on ridge it was a long but enjoyable walk with only intermittent cloud cover. Long 2 days but wonderful sense of isolation. Definitely worth another visit in better weather.
Peter Lang
wrote on
July 30, 2007
Park just before Dam, and follow initial good vehicle track which gives way to peaty agrocat route(higher route on OS) to bridge over Allt Mullardoch. Ascend heathery SE ridge of Mullach na Maoile, ground improves to easy walking on ridge to final stony pull up to large cairn, the actual summit is 200m further on.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 05 Jun 2011 Sgurr na Lapaich Duncan Mackenzie Sgurr na Lapaich and Carn nan Gobhar [Loch Mullardoch] Not Yet Rated
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