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Carn nan Gobhar [Glen Strathfarrar]


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.
153 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.

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

Carn nan Gobhar is the more central of three Munros enclosing Coire Mhuillidh. To the N are easy slopes to Strathconnon from where a path ascends to over 600m.

The curved summit ridge runs SW from the summit then divides into a short narrow W branch connecting to Sgurr a Choire Ghlais and a longer broader S branch to An Socach overlooking Coire Mhuillidh. At the E end of the summit ridge a S branch connects to Sgurr na Ruaidhe and a NNE branch leads down to Meall na Faire. Between these ridges there are steep slopes into Coire na Sleaghaich, but otherwise slopes are moderate and accessible.

Access is invariably from Sgurr a Choire Ghlais or Sgurr na Ruaidhe.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn nan Gobhar [Glen Strathfarrar] 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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North West Highlands
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Carn nan Gobhar [Glen Strathfarrar] Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn nan Gobhar [Glen Strathfarrar].

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 Routes that include Carn nan Gobhar [Glen Strathfarrar]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 2010 m 52.32 km 14 hrs Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais, Sgurr Fuar-Thuill, Sgurr na Ruaidhe and Carn nan Gobhar [Glen Strathfarrar]  Strenuous route but with good access path and rocky ridges. If the route is too long, then climb Sgurr Fhuar-Thuill alone as the other 3 can all be climbed from the path into Coire Mhuillidh..  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Carn nan Gobhar [Glen Strathfarrar]

 Baggers Gallery for Carn nan Gobhar [Glen Strathfarrar]

Roy and John H

© John Forster

Image by John Forster

Carn nan Gobhar

© Deane Baker

Image by Deane Baker

James at summit of Carn nan Gobhar with Sgurr a` Choire Ghlais in background. 19/08/2012.

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Rocky summit of Carn nan Gobhar. 19/08/2012. Beautiful day.

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark
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Recently Climbed By
Tom Cuthbert on 24 Aug 2018
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Colin Clarke on 14 May 2018
John Frew on 22 Apr 2018
Fiona Reid on 07 Apr 2018

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Sandra Monaghan
wrote on
September 23, 2013
Easy route starting at West end where stackers path runs to almost 1st summit, met another walker waiting for gate to open at 9am and we dropped a car at descent route, wouldn't like to walk back up the roadway to the start, easily around the 4 Munros and back to roadway in 6 hrs, if you don't have two cars take a bike, Loads of time before the gate is locked, but if late back three appears to be quite a bt of local traffic inside the gate with their own keys.

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