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Carn a' Ghille Chearr


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.
710 m (2329 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.
82 of 222 Grahams
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.
Hill of the Wronged Boy

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.

Carn a' Ghille Chearr lies at the NE end of the Hills of Cromdale, a ridge running SW to NE to the W of Grantown-On-Spey.

The ridge is bounded by Strathspey to the NW and Strath Avon to the SE.

The Graham Creagan a' Chaise lies at the SW end of the ridge and the two could possibly be climbed together giving a long ridge walk.

Access is possible from either Strathspey to the NW or Strath Avon to the SE.

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 a' Ghille Chearr

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
Beinn Mheadhoin
by Metcheck
Carn a' Ghille Chearr Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn a' Ghille Chearr.

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 Routes that include Carn a' Ghille Chearr

We currently have no routes listed for Carn a' Ghille Chearr.

We are working on adding routes for all the Grahams.

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Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Carn a' Ghille Chearr

 Baggers Gallery for Carn a' Ghille Chearr

Myself on an extremely windy summit. Gusts of 55mph. 16/11/2013.

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James at summit of Carn a Ghille Chearr . The Corbett Benn Rinnes in the background. 16th November 2013

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Tia, the collie, enjoying a rest in the sunshine at the cairn. 10/12/2009

© Graham Young

Image by Graham Young
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Recently Climbed By
Derek McNeil on 08 Nov 2017

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Carn a' Ghille Chearr and Creagan a' Chaise
by David McSporran

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