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Carn a' Choire Bhoideach


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.
1110 m (3641 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.
42 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.
Peak of the beautiful corrie

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.

From the summit plateau, Carn a' Choire Bhoideach appears little more than a gentle rise on high moorland, yet 500m to the N are the steep crags of "The Stuic" overlooking Loch nan Eun, and 1km to the S, steeper slopes lead down to the crags of Eagles Rock.

To the NW a short ridge connects to Carn an t-Sagairt Beag, to the NE a broad ridge connects to Lochnagar, a long E ridge leads down to Loch Muick and a SE ridge overlooks the Dubh Loch. Upper slopes are gentle to moderate, but there are steep slopes overlooking the Dubh Loch and Loch Muick.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn a' Choire Bhoideach include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 High Plateau, summit may be difficult to locate.
 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.
Picture Gallery for Carn a' Choire Bhoideach

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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
Carn a' Choire Bhoideach Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn a' Choire Bhoideach.

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 Routes that include Carn a' Choire Bhoideach
  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 a' Choire Bhoideach

 Baggers Gallery for Carn a' Choire Bhoideach

Carn a' Choire Bhoidheach (White Mounth) Feb'12

© Mike Blake

Image by Mike Blake

On the top of Carn a' Choire Bhoideach 21/07/2009

© john wells

Image by john wells

Top of Carn a' Choire Bhoideach 01/06/09

© Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith

Carn a' Choire Bhoideach

© Ben Thompson

Image by Ben Thompson
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Post a few words about Carn a' Choire Bhoideach or read what others have had to say.

Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 27, 2008
Coming from Lochnagar this has to be one of the easiest ascents possible, there is very little height lost once you leave the Lochnagar summit plateau and the climb up to the top of this Munro is rather insignificant. The hill though when viewed from Lochnagar does look rather impressive, although other aspects show it as a bit of a grassy lump
Alan Wilson
wrote on
November 1, 2007
Once past the grand views of the dubh loch crags, very much an 'ochil hills' kind of day out really...

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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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