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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.
958 m (3143 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.
202 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.
Valley 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.

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  44   Ballater, Glen Clova & surrounding area

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

Tolmount forms the head wall of Glen Callater and its NW face is consequently rocky and steep. To other points of the compass its slopes are gentle and undulating as it is a summit on the edge of a high moorland plateau.

Access to Tolmount is normally from Glen Doll to the SE by the path known as "Jocks Road" or from Carn a Claise at the W limit of the plateau.

Hazards you may encounter on Tolmount include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 Crags near summit.
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.
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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

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

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 Routes that include Tolmount
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1020 m 19.02 km 5.5 hrs Cairn of Claise, Carn an Tuirc, Tolmount and Tom Buidhe  A moderate length route on easy terrain, after the initial steep ascent. Note that navigation on the high moorland plateau can be difficult, particularly in poor visibility.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Tolmount

 Baggers Gallery for Tolmount

Summit of Tolmount

© Tony Dick

Image by Tony Dick

At the summit of Tolmount as part of the east gleshee 6 on a misty day 9/6/12

© Stuart Mcgeown

Image by Stuart Mcgeown

Me Karl and Oscar on top, 7/10/12.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

Summit of Tolmount on Sunday 19/2/12 at 1:30pm.

© John Cockburn

Image by John Cockburn
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 Shared Members Track Logs
Tom Buidhe, Tolmount, Cairn Bannoch and Broad Cairn
by William McGilvray
Broad Cairn, Cairn Bannoch and Tolmount
by Nico Boxhoorn
Glas Maol, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe and Cairn of Claise
by Phillip Ferguson

Post a few words about Tolmount or read what others have had to say.

Michael Hepburn
wrote on
October 7, 2013
Fisrt time Climb. Very hard going over the saddle at the end of Glen Callater on Jock's Road. Decended via Cairn of Claise to allow my friend to bag another Munro. Highlight of the day was meeting Prince Charles, who was on the way up Cairn of Claise, very nice man.
James Corrigan
wrote on
September 27, 2012
From Cairn of Claise summit head East turning slightly NE in to a shallow drop and up the wide rise to the summit cairn built on top of a few large boulders.There are fine views in to Glen Callater if you make a small detour.Tom Buidhe is SE from the cairn.
John Wilkie
wrote on
April 4, 2007
6 in a day! Started at the car park at the Glen Doll reserve, traversed up Jocks Road and climbed Tolmount, then onto Carn An Turic, Carn of Claise and finally Tom Buidhe. Sat at the cairn on Buidhe deciding what to do next an dmade the decision to avoid Jocks Road going back and traversed across to Mayar and finally Dreish. Absoluteky exhausted after the decent back to the car park but buzzing with satisfaction. Great day with my mate Steve, although weather was great there is little to make me want to go back, nothing technical here....except trying to find the unassuming 6 bumps.

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