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Carn Dearg [Monadhliath]


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.
945 m (3100 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.
225 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.
Red cairn like peak

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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  35   Kingussie and Monadhliath Mountains

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

Carn Dearg sits on the edge of the Monadhliath Plateau. It has a single ridge SSE of the summit, which is narrow steep sided and craggy and terminates in Carn Macoul, (805) overlooking Gleann Lochain. NW of the summit a broad col connects to Carn Ban (942m) located on the edge of the plateau.

The normal ascent is from the top of Gleann Ballach, ascending N of the crags and S of Carn Ban to attain the col, or over the high Monadhliath plateau from Carn Sgulain in the NE.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn Dearg [Monadhliath] include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 High Plateau, summit may be difficult to locate.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
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 Dearg [Monadhliath]

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 Weather & OS Maps
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Carn Dearg
by Metcheck
Carn Dearg [Monadhliath] Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn Dearg [Monadhliath].

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 Routes that include Carn Dearg [Monadhliath]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 712 m 17.92 km 5 hrs Carn Dearg [Monadhliath]  Easy route in the Monadh Liath hills.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Carn Dearg [Monadhliath]

 Baggers Gallery for Carn Dearg [Monadhliath]

Dearg bagger

© Claire Wales

Image by Claire Wales

Carn Dearg (Monadh Liath) Aug'10

© Mike Blake

Image by Mike Blake

My mate Ian descending off Carn Dearg into Gleann Ballach on our way back to Newtonmore.

© Gareth Pratt

Image by Gareth Pratt

Last one today ...Carn Dearg on 22 april 2009.....got here in 3hrs from car over other two munros....

© Dougie Mccoll

Image by Dougie Mccoll
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Spencer Cox on 09 Aug 2020
Fiona Reid on 13 Oct 2019

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David Rennie
wrote on
April 24, 2006
Completed the route A'Chailleach, Carn Sgulain and Carn Dearg in a anti clockwise direction, this was a tough route due to the distance (25km) and the amount of snow on the eastern slopes in late April. We took a different route from Carn Dearg desending from the notch between Carn Macoul and the southern 923 top of Carn Dearg, this was boggy with a very faint path but it will remove the need to retrace your steps to Carn Ban

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