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Carn na Caim


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.
232 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 curve

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.

The summit of Carn na Caim is a gentle rise on the NW edge of a high moorland plateau. To the N and W of the summit the slopes have some short steep sections on what are mainly moderate inclines into Coire Cam, Coire Bhathaich and Coire Ulleim. To the S and E are the gentle undulations of high moorland.

The slopes to the N and W form a series of ridges, all of which can be ascended, but ascent is normally across the moorland from the SW where a track ascends to the plateau.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn na Caim include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 High Plateau, summit may be difficult to locate.
 Crags 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.
Picture Gallery for Carn na Caim

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Southeastern Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Beinn Bheoil
by Metcheck
Carn na Caim Area Map
Legend  Munro  Corbett  Graham  English/Welsh Top  Accommodation

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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Carn na Caim
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
37.4 km
Drumbeg, Coylumbridge
Drumbeg, Coylumbridge by Aviemore
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn na Caim.

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 Routes that include Carn na Caim
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 888 m 18.02 km 5.5 hrs Carn na Caim and A' Bhuidheanach Beag  Easy route on rather featureless high moorland plateau, which can lead to navigational problems in poor visibility. Little more than a long walk.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Carn na Caim

 Baggers Gallery for Carn na Caim

At the top of Carn na Caim, waiting for Santa... no waiting for another bearded rotund bloke, behind the camera

© John Martin

Image by John Martin

Joyce at the very small and exposed summit cairn.

© Ian Munro

Image by Ian Munro

top of carn na caim

© Colin Mochan

Image by Colin Mochan

On the summit of Carn na Caim

© Nick Cranendonk

Image by Nick Cranendonk
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The logging section stores any entries for Carn na Caim in your own log. From here you can
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If a member has uploaded a tracklog as part of their personal route log and opted to share it then it will be presented here.

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 Shared Members Track Logs
Carn na Caim and A' Bhuidheanach Beag
by Craig Cameron
A' Bhuidheanach Beag and Carn na Caim
by Hinai Proudfoot
Carn na Caim and A' Bhuidheanach Beag
by Graham Ellis
A' Bhuidheanach Beag and Carn na Caim
by Doug Tulloch
Carn na Caim and A' Bhuidheanach Beag
by Douglas Mason
Carn na Caim and A' Bhuidheanach Beag
by Philip McLoone
A' Bhuidheanach Beag and Carn na Caim
by David Chapman

Post a few words about Carn na Caim or read what others have had to say.

Alex Bryce
wrote on
November 5, 2006
Cannot speak less highly of these two Munros - no topographical character or individuality, A9's presence spoils feeling of remoteness/wilderness/adventure (a merit of the often-wrongly-criticised Monadhliath hills), views relatively poor compared with surrounding peaks.

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