Carn Aosda from Carn nan Sac

Carn Aosda

Munro mountain above Glenshee Ski Centre

Bouldery Carn Aosda's summit is just over 250m above Glenshee Ski Centre and this combined with the multitude of ski-run and tracks, makes this Munro one of the easiest to bag !


Carn Aosda


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height915.3m
Prominence120m
Meaningancient cairn
ListsMunro, 281
LocationWest of Glenshee, The Grampians, in from Blair Atholl
Grid RefNO134792
Lat/Lon56.89584, -3.42269


The summit of Carn Aosda is just over 250m above Glenshee Ski Centre and, combined with fine tracks leading from the ski centre to its summit, a straightforward ascent can be enjoyed. Carn Aosda is therefore one of the easiest Munros to bag !

Carn Aosda's Munro summit is less than 1km from Glenshee Ski Centre, with a ski-track heading more or less directly to the small bouldery cairn on the top. It's quite steep for newbies to hillwalking, so an option would be to take one of the more gently rising ski-tracks heading first to Coire Butchart.

Tag in The Cairnwell for a circular route above Glenshee Ski Centre, or better still, extend the route westwards to Carn a'Gheoidh for a longer and more interesting route away from crowds.



Hillwalking routes up Carn Aosda



1. Glenshee 9 Munros »


The 9 Munros above Glenshee can be linked to form a long high-level hiking circuit. With generally grass covered slopes, this is one of the easier ways to go multi-Munro-bagging !

Ascent : 1690m (5540ft)
Distance : 30km (19m)
Time : 10:15hr

2. West of Glenshee »


Carn Aodsa and The Cairnwell hiked together from Glenshee Ski Centre makes for one of the easiest Munro routes. Extend this to include Carn a' Gheoidh for something a tad more challenging !

Ascent : 625m (2050ft)
Distance : 11km (7m)
Time : 3:50hr



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Carn Aosda from the Allt a' Gharbh-choireCarn Aosda from the Allt a' Gharbh-choire
Carn Aosda above Glenshee Ski CentreCarn Aosda above Glenshee Ski Centre
Carn Aosda from the lochs below Carn a'GheoidhCarn Aosda from the lochs below Carn a'Gheoidh
Snowsports on Carn AosdaSnowsports on Carn Aosda
Descending Carn an Tuirc, looking to Carn AosdaDescending Carn an Tuirc, looking to Carn Aosda
Runners below Carn Aosda at the beginning of the Glenshee 9 raceRunners below Carn Aosda at the beginning of the Glenshee 9 race




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