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Tom Buidhe


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.
957 m (3139 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.
204 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.
Yellow 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.

Tom Buidhe is a gently rounded summit on a high moorland plateau. The mountain has only gentle slopes but to the S lie the cliffs of Canness Glen, to the N the steep rocky slopes into Glen Callater and to the SE, Glen Doll is also flanked by steep and rocky slopes.

Access to Tom Buidhe 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 Tom Buidhe include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 Crags within 1km of 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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 Weather & OS Maps
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Broad Cairn
by Metcheck
Tom Buidhe Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Tom Buidhe.

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 Routes that include Tom Buidhe
  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.  

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Summit of Tom Buidhe

© Tony Dick

Image by Tony Dick

At the summit of Tom Buidhe 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 summit, 7/10/12.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

A silly picture as always at the summit of Tom Buidhe, a long summers day walk taking in all 6 Munros and a special thanks to the guy who I met on this summit who stopped and gave me a lift back up and over the Spittal back to my car :O)

© robin scott

Image by robin scott
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Tom Buidhe
by Jason Gibson
Tom Buidhe, Tolmount, Cairn Bannoch and Broad Cairn
by William McGilvray
Glas Maol, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe and Cairn of Claise
by Phillip Ferguson

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James Corrigan
wrote on
October 2, 2012
It looks like raised moorland but you tend to forget how high up you are after doing the other 3 Monro`s in this walk.Short SE walk from Tolmount acroos some boggy ground.The return route to Glen Clunie via Ca Whims and the littered scrap yard of Coire Fionn completes the day.
Graham Scott
wrote on
September 6, 2007
OK - not the most exciting Munro going but if you are doing a round it's a great walk once you're on the plateau if the weather is good.
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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