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Carn Dearg [Rannoch region]


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.
941 m (3087 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.
231 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.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  42   Glen Garry & Loch Rannoch

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

The summit of Carn Dearg lies at the intersection of three broad ridges, the longest running SSE almost 4km to Sron Leachd a Chaorainn (737m). A short ENE ridge leads steeply down to more gentle slopes and on to a broad boggy beallach, the Mam Ban, connecting to Sgor Gaibhre.

NW of the summit a third ridge splits to produce a W and a N branch. The E slopes are generally steep and rocky, whereas the W are slopes have a gentle incline.

The normal ascent from Corrour is via the easy slopes of the NW ridge.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn Dearg [Rannoch region] include
 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.
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn Dearg [Rannoch region].

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 Routes that include Carn Dearg [Rannoch region]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1051 m 27.44 km 7.5 hrs Sgor Gaibhre and Carn Dearg [Rannoch region]  A long walk on easy slopes.  

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 Baggers Gallery for Carn Dearg [Rannoch region]

My first selfie eith thr Carn Dearg cairn at Corrour in the background

© Alan Lorimer

Image by Alan Lorimer

The Wee Black Dug catching some rays at the top of Carn Dearg. Easter 2014.

© Scott Blair

Image by Scott Blair

Atop Carn Dearg 11 06 11

© Alan White

Image by Alan White

big steve, myself,daw.and mick at the top of carn dearg, well done steve on your first munro hope you enjoy the rest of the 282 of them

© John Frew

Image by John Frew
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Post a few words about Carn Dearg [Rannoch region] or read what others have had to say.

Gus Stewart
wrote on
May 4, 2012
Advice to all Munro baggers. Save these hills for a cloudless day. The views at the top of Carn Dearg are magnificent. Please also note to ignore the white arrow at the "bifurcation" beside the plantation - this leads to a circuitous route which is no better underfoot than the "path" mentioned by MacNeish.
Peter Lang
wrote on
July 10, 2006
Recent trip from Loch Ossian YH - Carn Dearg and Sgor Gaibhre - 0930 until 1730. Long walk out to Rannoch station and waiting Car (3hrs +). Suggest if not using train and approaching from South then cycle in and leave bike 1/2 mile beyond bridge where you will meet Road to the Isles on your descent route from Corrie alongside stream.

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