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Name:Beinn a' Chaorainn Bheag
Hill number:572
Height:1017m / 3337ft
Parent (Ma):559  Beinn a' Chaorainn
Parent (SMC):559  Beinn a' Chaorainn
RHB Section:08B: Cairngorms
County/UA:Moray (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen), Catchment Boundaries, Spey
Watershed:Mull of Kintyre to Rattray Head, Aberdeen Bay
Class:Simm, Munro Top, Murdo
(Tu,Sim,MT,Mur)
Grid ref:NJ 05728 01707
Summit feature:boulder 8m W of cairn
Drop:65m
Col:952m  NJ054016  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 36
(1:25k) OL57S OL58S 403S 404S
Observations:boulder is 10-20cm higher than base of cairn
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 219 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
SoloTopsaswell09/06/2018
With ChristineKeith9921/05/2018
With Keithchristine9921/05/2018
With Beinn Bhreac, Beinn Mheadhoin, Derry Cairngorm from Linn of DeeGeoff Briggs06/10/2017
Cycled into Faindouran from Tomintoul and into the morning did the Munro and the top from Fords of Avon refuge.Robinho0827/08/2017
Crazily windy, hard to stand up but plenty of boulders to offer respite.alda18/07/2017
Evening walk up from tent at lochanscallumblack25/05/2017
en route to Beinn a'ChaorainnDenise 02/10/2016
Back-packing trip. Across S slopes of Beinn a' Chaorainn from Lairig an Laoigh. A nice conical summit cairnRichardM02/10/2016
2 day bothy trip after a night in the hutchison hut went over beinn a chaorainn, beinn a chaorainn beag,A choinneach, bynack more, bynack beg,stac na h lolaire, carn lochan na beinne, and back to the ski centre.robertphillips23/09/2016
From Linn of Quoich, round of Beinn a'Bhuird (four Munro tops), Beinn a'Chaorainn (both tops) and Beinn Bhreac (both tops)kdbennett03/09/2016
MTB to Derry Lodge from Lin of Dee then a round of Beinn Bhreac, WT, Beinn a'Chaorainn Bheag and Beinn a'Chaorainn.rhalstead21/06/2016
Lin of Dee, via Meall an Lundain to Beinn Bhreac & Beinn a'Chaorainn, back down Glen Derry to Lin of Dee.gandrew18/06/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac16/07/2015
Adding old logsAngelaf31/03/2014
Linn of Dee - Derry Lodge - Beinn a' Chaorainn - Beinn a' Chaorainn Bheag - Beinn Bhreac west top - Beinn Bhreac - Derry Lodge - Linn of Deedavidpettit8408/04/2012
Solodickscroop24/09/2009
selfdavidsbatty12/09/2009
With Rod, Andrew, John and Stephen from Linn of Dee while staying at Inverey. Good day but feeling my weight these days. SS07/06/2009
On end of Loch Avon backpack trip, walking back to Linn of Dee car park - bagged Munro again toonordicstar24/05/2009
t148redcon16/02/2008
On attempt of all Munros and tops in 2007ancient brit05/09/2007
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave05/02/2007
Long day's solo walk from Linn of Dee (Bike punctured)barnz4810/09/2006
2 of 8: From Beinn a Chaorainn.ChrisR30/08/2006
Deceptively long walk north from Beinn Bhreac over boggy ground. yorkie30/04/2006
Completed Beinn a Chaorainn, Beinn Bhreac along with the tops, 30km 1130m accent in 7hr.JamesSDonald01/04/2005
See Beinn a'Chaorainn dbb22/10/2003
Sunny, blue skies, cool wind, good viewsiangalbraith30/09/2003
with Conrad!batrigg03/06/2002
Monday, solo from Lin of Dee, Beinn Bhreac, Beinn a'Chaorainn, Beinn Mheadhoin. Munros no.154,155,156.vegibagger29/05/2000
see Beinn a'Chaorainnpwheeler17/06/1999
first ascent, solo, god 97, mist, then the previous nights thunder storm returned, climbed from the hutchinson mem hut on way to braemar.rum doodle 18/05/1997
Galltywenallt16/08/1996
With Rhona Fraser. From Linn of Dee. After the main top of Beinn Bhreac and the West Top we proceeded north to Beinn a' Chaorainn. It was mostly easy going, but some soft snow up the final slopes. We had discussed on the approach the possibility of including Beinn a' Bhuird, originally “for another day”, but we realised it was possible for today. We took off crampons and proceeded to Beinn a' Chaorainn Bheag before continuing to Beinn a' Bhuird.pwbellarby17/02/1996
With: rk stm; Ron and I teamed up with Steve Marsh for this. We were dropped off at Linn of Dee & walked up Glen Derry to top of Lairig an Laoigh then up to Beinn a'Chaorainn & B a'C Bheag then S to Beinn Bhreac & finally W top. We dropped to Derry LodgeIan Baines07/06/1995
From Beinn Bhreac, crossed the 'yellow bog' which was quite dry on this occasion.Aye Jimmy29/05/1995
From Linn of Dee, BACKPACKINGBLACKHILL14/06/1994
Cairngorm Club meet at Muir Cottage. I left Linn of Dee with a fellow member. At Derry Lodge we parted. I walked up Glen Derry. Somewhere opposite the Hutchison Hut I put on crampons – there was much hard snow. The wind was by now very strong and it was very cold. Shortly before the summit of Lairig an Laoigh I climbed up eastwards and then went NE to the summit of Beinn a’ Chaorainn – large cairn. I continued to Beinn a’ Chaorainn Bheag – conditions getting worse. I navigated back to Glen Derry in whiteout conditions with a ferocious wind. I reached Linn of Dee having tested the telephone at Derry Lodge.pwbellarby13/02/1994
Glen Quoich round, Beinn Bhreac ... Beinn a'Bhuird and Carn na Drochaide, from Linn of Dee.Eddie07/07/1993
Solo mountain run -carrying axe for snow fields- then added Corbett to N of Creag Mhor before returning to Linn of DeeChris Pearson27/03/1993
Circuit from Linn of Dee via Derry Lodgerjf3507/05/1989
Last 'top' of the day before its munro. and a descent into the Lairig an Laoigh to meet GB.bolton25/06/1988
Beinn a'Bhuird, Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Bhreac, plus some neighbouring tops RHW13/06/1988
See Beinn a'Chaorainngerrybowes29/07/1985
MM Uisdean2517/07/1983
Ascended from Beinn Bhreac, having walked from Inverey hostel and Glen Derry.JohnW02/08/1982
duchally19/09/2019
Peterb27/06/2019
Dave McG01/06/2019