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Carn na Saobhaidhe


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.
811 m (2660 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.
138 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.
Cairn of the fox den

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.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  35   Kingussie and Monadhliath Mountains
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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Carn na Saobhaidhe is a remote and indistinct summit on the high Monadhliath Plateau. The surounding terrain is boggy with peat hags.

Because of the featureless surroundings please be sure you are equipped to navigate properly.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn na Saobhaidhe 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 Saobhaidhe

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
Carn Dearg
by Metcheck
Carn na Saobhaidhe Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn na Saobhaidhe.

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 Routes that include Carn na Saobhaidhe
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 570 m 28.79 km 7 hrs Carn na Saobhaidhe  Remote peak on high boggy moorland, navigate with care.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Carn na Saobhaidhe

 Baggers Gallery for Carn na Saobhaidhe

Myself and David Peden summit Carn na Saobhaidhe 20/10/2012.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Blaven on the summit (possibly!) of Carn na Saobhaidhe

© Norrie Shand

Image by Norrie Shand
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Recently Climbed By
Neil Beatham on 26 Aug 2018

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Carn na Saobhaidhe
by David McSporran

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

Stevie Yates
wrote on
July 11, 2012
Sorry - the path beside the Allt Odhar terminates at NH61951343 and not NH63951343 as I had previously stated.
Stevie Yates
wrote on
July 6, 2012
My plan was to cycle to Dalbeg and hike the rest but the path shown on the OS map beside the Allt Creagach is in fact a continuation of the landrover track so I pushed the bike up the initially steep track then cycled to a bridge at NH63511355 where a track (not on the 1:50000 OS map) headed west beside the Allt Odhar - I cycled this to its termination at NH63951343. This significantly reduced the distance to be covered over soggy, uneven peat hags. The track from the north beside the Aberchalder Burn to the summit is probably the deepest and ugliest I've seen so close to a summit.

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