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Carn a' Chlamain


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.
963 m (3159 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.
192 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 buzzard

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 a' Chlamain is the highest of a cluster of peaks on the north side of Glen Tilt. Its N and E slopes are gentle leading down to Meall Tionail and Conlach Mhor. Equally gentle slopes lead W to Braigh nan Creagan Bhreac then S to Braigh Clais Daimh to the W of which are steep slopes into Gleann Mhairc.

SW of the summit a deep elongated corrie is enclosed by a long ridge, SW down to Clachghlas in Glen Tilt. This ridge gives an easy ascent of Carn a' Chlamain, or if you prefer a path from Forest Lodge in Glen Tilt runs almost to the summit.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn a' Chlamain include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 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.
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Southeastern Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Macdui
by Metcheck
Carn a' Chlamain Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn a' Chlamain.

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 Routes that include Carn a' Chlamain
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1147 m 25.46 km 7.5 hrs Carn a' Chlamain  Long route on easy terrain, but requires endurance. Cycling on approach route will shorten route time considerably.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Carn a' Chlamain

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route up to summit

© Dave Dickson

Image by Dave Dickson

Carn A'Chlamain

© Dave Dickson

Image by Dave Dickson

David on route to the ridge Carn A'Chlamain

© Dave Dickson

Image by Dave Dickson

Carn A'Chlamain

© Dave Dickson

Image by Dave Dickson
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Brian Doolan
wrote on
October 1, 2009
Nice easy day (1st October 2009), cycled to Clachghlas and walked up about half of the dual carriageway (landrover track) to a small cairn at NN 91667 73754 and came off the track onto a well trodden path which rejoined the landrover track a couple of hundred metres from the summit, this route cut a big chunk off the landrover track. I spent about 3/4 of an hour on the summit enjoying the scenery and talking to a lovely lady who had come up the Forest Lodge path. Returned the same way.
john wells
wrote on
May 24, 2009
A bike is definitely recomended for this hill. 45 min cycle in, 2 1/2 hrs up and down, then downhill all the way back to the car! 4hrs and an easy hill. Keep your eyes open for lizards - I saw two (and an eagle!)
Sean Morrison
wrote on
April 11, 2009
Lovely cycle through Glen Tilt followed by a bit of a slog getting the bikes to the top. Well worth it though, as the descent is great fun (if not more than a little hair-raising)
Mike Watson
wrote on
August 26, 2007
You can get a bike nearly to the top if using the land rover track (and are fit!) which offers a rather thrilling descent!
Mike Marshall
wrote on
January 31, 2007
Friday 26.1.07. With a stiffish wind, windchill of -17C, plenty of soft snow further up, and no gritters on the track up the glen, this was a stern test of character. Worse, there were lots of sinister animal tracks going up the hill. Could they have released wolves here without even informing walkers? Had the Beast of Bodmin Moor opted for a change of scene? How effective would walking poles be in seeing off a predator? Or, could mountain hares REALLY have such large feet? Presumably the latter, since I survived, and there were a lot of them about. A very pretty summit - be brave and try it!

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