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Name:Cnap Chaochan Aitinn
Hill number:604
Height:715m / 2346ft
RHB Section:08B: Cairngorms
County/UA:Moray (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NJ 14577 09956
Summit feature:mound 5m S of cairn
Col:556m  NJ124100  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 36
(1:25k) OL58N 404N
Survey:KR 2x Hand Level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 178 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
In the end a straight up and down on the track on a very windy day. So windy that when I had to refold my map the wind first completely destroyed it and then blew the remains away never to be seen again. Careless of me to fold it wrong at the start. not confuident of rest of planned route without a map so just came back.dickscroop29/12/2019
With M, from Tomintoul.douglas_easton06/09/2019
Short walk from Cnap Eas Chaorach. Walked back to Delnabo Bridge along road via Birchfield187lenny25/08/2019
My last Marilyn in Section 8. Picked a great day; hot but with a stiff breeze to keep the flies and midges away and to keep me from overheating. The standard route from the Queen's view car park via Wester Gaulrig. Strath Avon is very lovely with many trees for shade. Splendid views once out on the hill provided that you ignore the grouse-killers' track that you're walking along.Gill23/07/2019
Solo trip. Cold bleak day with frequent drizzly showers.Invicta1411/06/2019
Easy walk along track all the way from Tomintoul. Solo.Dangerous Dave06/05/2019
Overnight route from car park just to S of Tomintoul. Track along Glen Avon, climb to Liath Bheinn, Craig Veann, Carn Bad a' Ghuail, descent to Inchrory. Took track WSW then cross River Avon and climbed track over Drum Loin, then rougher ground to Cnap Chaochan Aitinn. Descent N in gathering darkness to reach track, followed to top of woodland where camped by stream. Descent to glen and start point.RobertP02/11/2018
MC. From Queens View. By bike. Strong headwind. Up in 1.40hr with heavy showers. Return in 50 mins. Good views of the Cairngorms.Martin6613/09/2018
With Mark from Delnabo.Peterb31/07/2018
From the Glenavon car park at NJ 16472 17608. Followed the track/road south, crossing the river by the bridge south of Auchnahayle. Then tracks to the summit via Wester Gaurig and Allt Bheithuchan. Returned the same way. Solo.Man of Kernow110/06/2018
From TomintoulBLACKHILL05/05/2018
With Dave Roeder on glorious day. From car park near Tomintoul (9:50) long walk up track to summit and back. Decoy crow in 4-compartment cage by track. Clear; great views of snowy Cairngorms and Lochnagar. End 15:50dbb21/04/2018
From Tomintoul. Weather station on summit, 2 points higher than cairn Galltywenallt24/03/2018
Standard out and back Queens view route with a twist 22km with elizyanneGmacT02/04/2017
From the carpark for the Queen Victoria viewpoint and along an estate track through pleasant wooded hills to the open and bare slopes. Obviously a grouse shooting estate so access could be a problem in the shooting season. Impressive views of the Cairngorms from the summit.Peterb15/03/2017
Same start point and route as reported by others. (Route shown at:
Solo walk from the Glenavon car park at 164176. Twelve and a quarter miles taking four and three quarters hours. Good going on a track that was generally clear of snow from recent falls. The bulldozed road now goes just west of the summit.bolton17/02/2016
From the Queens View CP. Out along tracks w Jenx to Auchnahyle bridge, then track up past Gaulrig and into the snow and ice. Followed track as snow deepened and battled on until the summit reached. Weather station turned out to probably be a Mtn Rescue comms relay post. Back same way, whole route in just under four hours.nordicstar21/01/2016
Great wintry adventure.jenx21/01/2016
Cycled from Delnabo to Dalestie but no trace of the footbridge shown on all but the most recent maps. Back to bridge at Auchnahyle, good tracks all the way to the summit, to where I rode and pushed my bicycle. Morning temperature in Boat of Garten was -1C and I had to scrape the frost off my car. On the summit it was about +15C.Topographer5701/10/2015
MTB in from the north. 61 mins up, 34 down.AndyS29/08/2015
from TomintoulJA11/07/2015
Used bike. Did Cook's Cairn earlier that day and Coffee in Tomintoul in between.IanHHill10/06/2015
Much the same as everyone else. Enjoyed the elaborate gate. Disappointed did not get a view of Victoria, she was not there to be seen.Martin R18/11/2014
1st hill today, cycled from tomintoul to top of the hill.robertphillips05/07/2014
1 of 2: From Tomintoul Queens View.ChrisR15/11/2012
Solo, bike all the way.amswanston17/08/2012
Hard work cycling up from road end south of Tomintoul, but great fun going back down!AndrewFinnimore05/06/2011
Solo Uisdean2521/10/2008
Followed track from parking place just outside Tomintoul.JohnW25/10/2006
Car park a mile up Strathavon. Brisk walk on access tracks E of river. Very elaborate gate at Birchfield. Deer calf on track. Flies. Stalkers path up by wooded side stream to open moor and to top at 12.40. Hare. Lance Armstrong winning time trial on Alp d'Huez. At car 13m; 4 3/4hrs.arranc21/07/2004
By bike from Tomintoul. Sunny spells, warm, good views.iangalbraith02/06/2004
Alone via MTB from Tomintoul up hill track to summitSpudGunn10/04/2004
good view of Ben Avon, delightful glen, barren hill. car pk 165175, good tk via W Gaulrig to summit RHW18/03/2000
Round of Cnap Chaochan Aitinn and Gael Charn from Dalestie track. Kipped in barn en route to Fiandourn bothy.Eddie12/03/1999
Dave McG03/06/2019
Simon Winton30/05/2017