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Carn na Drochaide


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.
818 m (2683 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.
126 of 222 Corbetts
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.
Bridge hill

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.

You can click on the map name to purchase the map for £6.29 including postage which is one of the cheapest prices we have found.

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

The main ridge of Carn na Drochaide runs from Creag a' Chleirich (650m) in the SE to Carn na Criche (737m) in the NW. The summit of Carn na Drochaide lies in the centre of this ridge, and from here a further ridge runs SSW. This ridge is labelled in OS maps as Carn Dearg but there is no top, just a broadening ridge.

Tracks in Glen Quoich to the SW and Gleann an t-Slugain offer ascent routes, but the former is shorter and on easier slopes.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn na Drochaide include
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 Drochaide

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

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

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

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 Routes that include Carn na Drochaide
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 515 m 10.29 km 3 hrs Carn na Drochaide  Short route on easy to moderate inclines.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Carn na Drochaide

 Baggers Gallery for Carn na Drochaide

James at summit on a beautiful day. Beinn a` Bhuird in the background. 14/05/2014

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Eileen at summit of Carn na Drochaide. Carn Liath and Culardoch in the background. 14/05/2014

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

me at the top of Carn na Drochaide on a nice October day 16/10/11

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Lynda at summit Carn na Drochaide 29th Jan 2011 - Beinn a' Bhuird in behind.

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands
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Recently Climbed By
Grant Duff on 31 Jul 2018

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Carn na Drochaide
by David McSporran
Carn na Drochaide
by Stevie Yates

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

Alex Bryce
wrote on
October 28, 2008
A straightforward addition to the Invercauld-Slugain approach to either Beinn a'Bhuird or Ben Avon. Cut up from the path across easy heather slopes to the hummocky top with an easy stroll back to the Slugain to re-join the path.
Neil MacLeod
wrote on
May 24, 2008
A fine hill offering superb views of Beinn a'Bhuird and Ben Avon and equally fine views over Braemar on the descent. Best kept for a clear day. An easy day with good paths for much of the route.

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