Carn nan Gabhar and Airgiod Bheinn

Carn nan Gabhar, Beinn a' Ghlo

Highest Munro summit on Beinn a' Ghlo

Near Pitlochry, Beinn a' Ghlo is a large, complex mountain with long crests and wide corries. There are 3 Munro summits on Beinn a' Ghlo, of which Carn nan Gabhar is the highest.


Carn nan Gabhar


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height1121.9m
Prominence658m
Meaningmountain of mist - cairn of the goats
ListsMunro, 33
LocationAtholl and Glen Bruar, Drumochter to Glen Shee
Grid RefNN971733
Lat/Lon56.8398, -3.68799


Mighty Beinn a' Ghlo is a complex mountain range of crests and peaks, with Carn nan Gabhar being the most northern and highest Munro summit.

Starting from above Blair Atholl, fine estate tracks and recently upgraded paths make for easy access to the base of Carn nan Gabhar. Most hillwalkers will hike up Carn nan Gabhar with the other Munro summits in the Beinn a' Ghlo range on a superb high-level route that follows faint paths on twisting crests. For scree-runners, there's the joy of detouring down a descent of Airgiod Bheinn, a minor summit at the south-west end of Carn nan Gabhar's crest.



Routes up Carn nan Gabhar


Beinn a' Ghlo from Blair Atholl

Beinn a'Ghlo is a massive and complex mountain towering above Blair Atholl and Glen Tilt. Along its crests are three Munro summits, Carn Liath, Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain and Carn nan Gabhar.

Peaks : 3 Munros

Ascent : 1350m (4430ft)
Distance : 20km (12m)
Time : 7:15hr

Beinn a' Ghlo to Beinn Dearg

A fairly long hillwalking route rewarding fit hill-baggers with 5 Munros and a Corbett including the peaks on Beinn a' Ghlo and others above Glen Bruar and Glen Tilt.

Peaks : 5 Munros, 1 Corbett

Ascent : 2850m (9350ft)
Distance : 42km (26m)
Time : 15hr



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