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Carn Mor [Glen Livet]


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.
804 m (2637 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.
153 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.
Large cairn

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.

Carn Mor is the highest of the ladder hills and lies on a 7.5km long ridge that runs from Miekle Corr Riabhach (779m), overlooking the Lecht Road in the S, to Letterach (788m) in the N without dropping below 700m.

Carn Mor has three ridges; SSW to Monadh an t-Sluich Leith (800m); NE to Brow Mor branching SE to Dun Muir where a path passes close to its summit; and NW turning NNW towards Ladderfoot where a rough road from Chapeltown terminates.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn Mor [Glen Livet] 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 Mor [Glen Livet]

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

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 Routes that include Carn Mor [Glen Livet]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 583 m 10.86 km 3.5 hrs Carn Mor [Glen Livet]  Straight forward ascent on path then a short ridge walk  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Carn Mor [Glen Livet]

 Baggers Gallery for Carn Mor [Glen Livet]

Eileen at Summit trig of Carn Mor on an absolutely freezing day. 25/03/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James at a very cold summit of Carn Mor 25/03/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Billy, braced against the wind, at the summit of Carn Mor. Behind, cloud covers the top of the Corbett, Ben Rinnes.

© John MacBean

Image by John MacBean

Me and David Peden at summit Carn Mor 17/09/11. walked from Lecht Ski Centre met grouse beaters at summit who was about to take our foto when one of his dogs jumped in. walked back over to Lecht and went to Carn Ealasaid

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Recently Climbed By
Ben Hughes on 05 May 2018

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Carn Mor [Glen Livet]
by John Tutt
Carn Mor [Glen Livet]
by Stephen Maddocks
Carn Mor [Glen Livet]
by Stevie Yates

Post a few words about Carn Mor [Glen Livet] or read what others have had to say.

Chris Bowles
wrote on
November 23, 2009
We took in this hill & Carn Ealasaid in the same day, with this one being climbed first. We started at The Well of Lecht, following a track towards an old mine for a short distance before striking uphill to the heathery plateau. We followed the undulating ridge, which had peat hags in places up to the summit trig. Views are good and the ascent is very straightforward, retraced route to return to the car. Just under 3 hrs for the walk.
Scott Strathdee
wrote on
October 12, 2008
I did this mountain from The Lecht ski centre, it took 4 hrs

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