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Name:Carn Liath
Hill number:595
Height:861.4m / 2826ft
Parent (Ma):596  Creag an Dail Bheag
RHB Section:08B: Cairngorms
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen)
Class:Simm, Corbett Top, Yeaman, Deleted Corbett
Grid ref:NO 16490 97614
Summit feature:rock 15m NE of small cairn
Col:828.2m  NO 1617 9772  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 36 43
(1:25k) OL58S 404S
Observations:rock is 15cm higher than small cairn at NO 16480 97605
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
Comments:Marilyn moved to hill 596 (previously a twin) following a survey in October 2013; Corbett moved in 2015
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 244 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Cairned path from track to E at NO 1804 9804carole engel09/07/2020
From car park at Keiloch, along estate roads to W of Altdourie, then tracks N in glen of Glas Allt Beag, continuing to col between Creag an Dail Bheag and Carn Liath, W to the first, then E to the second, descending to Loch Builg track, following that to a sharp bend W of Culardoch, continuing on small tracks and paths up Culardoch, descending S to track that then rejoins Loch Builg track, thence S to Invercauld and return to Keilochkdbennett13/04/2019
During a week in Tomintoul. With Smithy from the car park (£3) at Keiloch. Followed the RoW NE from just short of Invercauld House. Just before exiting the trees, put my sack down on a nest of quite gigantic ants! Took track all way to high point due W of Culardoch & then slanted up the final slope into a very stiff wind to the top. Swift retreat down to col, back along track for about 1km & then took an obvious path just past a small cairn to Carn Liath/Creag An Dail Bheag. Wandered over every lump & bump like a proper bagger just to be sure. Strangely not as windy as Culardoch. Then made a total mess of the descent by initially following the wall & then changing tack, heather bashing over to the outward track & back to the car.NotReallyABagger09/09/2018
On route between the 2 Marilyns. Mountain hares and ptarmigan on top.dal06/07/2018
TGO Challenge 2018twg2720/05/2018
Ridge f'rom bealach with Culardochtrimarc218/05/2018
Ridge from Culardoch.davidpettit8431/03/2018
Second ascent.From Keiloch by bike.NormanW02/08/2017
With: hb; From Invercauld CP up through snowy woods (where we saw Capercaillie tracks - huge!) almost to Bealach Dearg then E ridge to summit to avoid as much snow as possible. Across to Creag an Dail Bheag then down & up Culardoch. Returned via track.Ian Baines26/04/2017
With: ib; From Invercauld CP up through snowy woods (where we saw Capercaillie tracks - huge!) almost to Bealach Dearg then E ridge to summit to avoid as much snow as possible. Across to Creag an Dail Bheag then down & up Culardoch. Returned via track. Helen Baines26/04/2017
Weather fair with clag patches, snow on ground.MountainMac29/01/2017
Glorious Spring daykenmorti16/03/2016
on way to cadbrobertphillips30/10/2015
Debs and GoskaMountain Goat28/03/2015
CK SheilaS05/03/2015
With Will & Suz, staying in Ballater.Grinner08/11/2014
Fab solo walk, with major sting in tail. Up thro' wonderful open scots pine woods, fluffy cumulus, blue sky above, interesting fungi, grass heads dancing in ocasional light breeze. Long track north. Eight mountain bikers working with BP Aberdeen, from 5 different counties struggle uphill. Cullardoch summiit 12.50. Carn Liath, many topped plateau, two tops 150/200m north of marked highest cairn, look higher. On to newly re-confirmed Corbett Creag an Dail Beag. Then contouring round western side of Carn Liath's slopes en route to southern spur and SE to SIM Creag a'Chait. Before getting there, while contouring across very gently angled slope boulder field, I experienced being conscious of feeling that I was hopping across the boulder field fairly fast and feeling double edged, both proudly happy with what I percieved as fairly good sense of balance, but also conscious of how easy for boulders to move under my feet and throw me off balance. With hind sight, this felt like a pre-cognitionvegibagger18/07/2014
Lovely sunny day went up from Invercauld to the hut below the bealach return down the wall to invercauldNozzer20/05/2014
Solo.Dangerous Dave03/10/2013
Solo. From walkers' car park at Keiloch. Via Gleann an t-Slugain, Meall an t-Slugain, Carn na Craoibhe Seilich and Creag an Dhail Bheag. Two cairns on Carn Liath. Smaller one looks like highest point but there is another point nearby which is much the same in height. Descended down south ridge.pwbellarby11/01/2013
Was Corbett at time of ascent so was regarded as a second round ascent.pwbellarby 2nd11/01/2013
Adding old logsAngelaf07/06/2012
Second top today on a very warm Sunday.Dugswell227/05/2012
self with Cullardoch was a Corbett when I did it!davidsbatty20/03/2012
culardoch and carn liath both tops cycled in to below creag a chait.robertphillips26/02/2012
climbed, solo, from col, to which I had puffed up on the trusty bike. Found hut demolished! Initially clear on top it didn't stay like that. Covered the two Corbett tops - glad of the GPS. returned to col for Culardochniallp20/09/2010
A fine clear day. enjoyable walk up through Invercauld estate. Solo. Magic moment on summit of Cullardoch... A family of Ptarmigan chicks at my feet!gercal5320/06/2010
After Culardoch an easy walk onto the ridge heading Storkm08/08/2009
From Keiloch and up the track, branching off to climb up along the burn.Windy Corner02/05/2009
2 of 3: From Culardoch.ChrisR13/10/2008
from Invercauld - with Culardochnordicstar09/02/2008
Not bad weather for time of year. Good of the estate to provide a bothy to eat your lunch in !gman16/12/2007
bike+hike with A.gav77702/09/2006
MC JCMartin6626/06/2005
By bike from Braemar on the estate tracks. Not sure whether I climbed the new top!douglas_easton28/09/2002
actual date not knownclashcityrocker01/01/2001
Calm weather after gales in previous few days. Longish walk from sawmill at Keiloch to S, then onwards to Culardoch. Carn Liath would be tricky in mist: it had three summits, all about the same height.Aye Jimmy10/09/2000
Dry, high cloud, windy, cold, good views.iangalbraith30/03/1997
KT Uisdean2523/11/1996
Parked at Keiloch with many others. Rapid progress on access roads through forest and onto open moor. To junction of tracks and trackless heather, using burnt off areas to speed progress. Up onto rock strewn area and first of many cairns. I visited 5 all told, the furthest west is highest, made into a Marilyn in Sept 2013.arranc22/07/1995
Ben Avon round, Carn Liath (1993 summit), Ben Avon and tops, Culardoch from Invercauld.Eddie08/07/1993
Self and Taffy; with CulardochInvicta1416/07/1992
After camping with friends at Inchrory. I had reached Inchrory the previous day by getting a bus to Strathdon and walking from there. We left Inchrory at 07:20 on path to East Meur Gorm Crag, West Meur Gorm Crag, Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe. At SW Top I left friends and went over Carn Eas, Craig an Dail (Mhor and Bheag) and Carn Liath, down track to east to Keiloch where caught bus to Aberdeen, hence train to Stonehaven.pwbellarby24/05/1992
Ben Avon and all tops, plus Culardoch and Carn Liath RHW17/04/1990
Ascended after climbing Culardoch, having cycled from Braemar.JohnW18/08/1989
Date uncertain, circuit from Invercauldrjf3510/07/1989