The Cairnwell Munros

Summary for The Cairnwell Munros

The Cairnwell Munros is a route in “The Glen Shee West” region / range which is located in the The West Mounth: Blair Atholl to Braemar area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a circular route

Sunrise 5:33 am
Sunset 8:48 pm
15 hours 14 minutes(s) daylight
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DistanceAscentTime
11 km/ 6.84 miles860 m/ 2821.52 ft4 hours plus
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These 3 munros have been effected by the Glenshee ski development on the west site of the pass. However half an hour and all the ski lifts have vanished and with a start height elevation of 675m give 3 of the easiest munros to tick off.

Route points for The Cairnwell Munros

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NO13807814324° NW0.97 (0.97)Glenshee ski centre
NO1325789431° NNE0.36 (1.33)Continue upto the first summit
NO134792207° SSW1.27 (2.6)The summit Carn Aosda - 917 ( metres)
NO12847813232° SW1 (3.6)
NO12047753208° SSW0.61 (4.21)Loch Vrotachan
NO11747700254° WSW1.02 (5.23)Head Back
NO10776773° ENE1.03 (6.26)The summit Càrn a' Gheòidh - 975 ( metres)
NO1174770128° NNE0.61 (6.87)Head Back the way you came
NO1204775447° NE0.9 (7.77)Loch Vrotachan
NO1272781389° E0.12 (7.89)Start climb onto ridge
NO12847812135° SE0.51 (8.4)
NO134773326° NW0.48 (8.88)The summit The Cairnwell - 933 ( metres)
NO13757807175° S0.08 (8.96)Glenshee ski centre
Munros covered on The Cairnwell Munros
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
180 975 Càrn a' Gheòidh Cairn like peak of the goose Karn uh Yoye
245 933 The Cairnwell Peak of bags The Cairnwell
279 917 Carn Aosda White peak Carn Ooster