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Carn an t-Sagairt Mor


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.
1047 m (3435 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.
83 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.
Big peak of the priest

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.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  44   Ballater, Glen Clova & surrounding area

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

Carn an t-Sagairt Mor has a conical summit elongated SE to NW. To the SE of the summit lies the broad moorland plateau of Cairn Bannoch.

To the N moderate slopes give way to more gentle inclines leading to tracks through the Ballochbuie Forest to Bridge of Dee. To the W there are moderate to steep slopes down to Loch Callater.

Finally, to the NE a broad col connects to Carn an t-Sagairt Beag, beyond which lies the crags of The Stuic overlooking Loch nan Eun.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn an t-Sagairt Mor include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
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 an t-Sagairt Mor

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 Weather & OS Maps
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Cairn Bannoch
by Metcheck
Carn an t-Sagairt Mor Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn an t-Sagairt Mor.

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 Routes that include Carn an t-Sagairt Mor
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1600 m 27.65 km 8.5 hrs Cac Carn Beag, Carn a' Choire Bhoideach and Carn an t-Sagairt Mor  Lochnagar is a classic mountain with its deep corrie and steep cliffs, yet this is an easy route on paths. The other two peaks on this route are little more than high points on an undulating moorland plateau, therefore, this route is really a long walk!  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Carn an t-Sagairt Mor

 Baggers Gallery for Carn an t-Sagairt Mor

The kids in the emergency bothy on top of Carn an t-Saigart Mor on a very unpleasant may day for Kevin Joss's last munro.

© Sc Joss

Image by Sc Joss

Carn an t-Sagairt Mor Feb'12

© Mike Blake

Image by Mike Blake

Me and teegan at the summit of Carn an t-Sagairt Mor

© Rob Young

Image by Rob Young

Top of Carn an t-Sagairt Mor 21/07/2009

© john wells

Image by john wells
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Carn an t-Sagairt Mor
by David McSporran

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Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 27, 2008
It is worth adding this peak to Lochnagar and Carn a' Choire Bhoideach simply because Lochnagar aside the ascents are simple. As this is about the as far from Spittle of Glenmuick as you get it is worth making a fine horseshoe and continuing over Broad Cairn and Cairn Bannoch completing a circuit of Loch Muick.
Ian Munro
wrote on
August 2, 2006
The walk up Glen Callater on the west approach is interesting and there is an excellent stalkers path from the buildings at the west end of Loch Callater.
Steuart Ferguson
wrote on
August 29, 2004
Look out for the remains of a Canberra aircraft which crashed near the summit in 1956.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 20 Nov 2011 Carn an t-Sagairt Mor; Carn a' Choire Bhoideach; Cairn Bannoch George Greszczuk Cairn Bannoch, Carn a' Choire Bhoideach and Carn an t-Sagairt Mor Not Yet Rated
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