Braeriach

Summary for Braeriach

Braeriach is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area The Cairngorms as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as Coylumbridge )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
1296 metres / 4252 feetBray-ree-erchGrey upper part
LocationAccess
The CairngormsRothiemurchus, tel: 01479 810477
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Details for Braeriach

Braeriach is the third tallest mountain in Scotland, surpassed only by Ben Nevis and Ben Macdui. It is the highest point in the western massif of the Cairngorms, separated from the central section (containing Ben Macdui and Cairn Gorm) by the pass of the Lairig Ghru. The summit has a crescent shape, with several corries. In the north-facing corrie of Garbh Coire Mor the snow has completely melted just three times in the last century.

Probably the most commonly used route up Braeriach starts from Sugar Bowl car park, on the road leading the Cairn Gorm ski area. From here a path leads over the hillside to a steep sided rocky ravine known as the Chalamain Gap, before descending around 100 m to the Lairig Ghru. After crossing this pass the route heads for the summit via Braeriach's north ridge, crossing a subsidiary peak, Sròn na Lairige. The summit is around 9 km from the car park by this route. Parking at the first hairpin (the sugar bowl).

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Braeriach is zero