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Name:Carn a' Chuilinn
Hill number:638
Height:817m / 2680ft
RHB Section:09B: Glen Albyn and the Monadh Liath
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
Grid ref:NH 41675 03393
Summit feature:rock 8m N of cairn
Col:639m  NH468042  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 34
(1:25k) OL55 401
Observations:grid reference of cairn is NH 41675 03385
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 225 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Climbed with Richard from B862 on a very windy and wet day. Poor visibility on top.amcculloch29/12/2019
4 of 7: From the north top. Lots of snow, more than appeared to be on the hills across the Great Glen.Sunny with good views.ChrisR29/11/2019
GHC weekend at Great Glen Hostel. Along the track to the hairpin then to the summit ridge. Clear.Play2End13/09/2019
Up wind farm access road to hairpin then track to plateau. GPS from there to lochan then along ridge. Much the same on way back in poor conditions.SS12/06/2019
From B862 near bridge over Glen Doe, via route described in SMC Corbett guidebook. Descended NW to track past Carn na Saobhaidhe.davidpettit8431/05/2018
CK SheilaS14/04/2018
From cattle grid, across to windfarm track then what I thought was a poor stalkers path in wet conditions, into cloud, took a heading east of the summit to ridge and followed this to Carn a' Chuilinn. After this some tricky navigation (and a cock-up) and deep soft snow to the south top and more tricky navigation to Creag an Fhir-eoin. From there with time pressing headed NEish back to track passing between the two E tops of main summit that I had intended to do. Snow conditions also not helpful and all in cloud.dickscroop03/01/2018
Tim, Hattie, Toby, AustinBlisco29/12/2017
Parked with permission at start of hydro road then cycled up to stalkers path continuing up Glen Doe.Topographer5709/08/2017
With Mora - Glen Doe route.BLACKHILL12/05/2017
From Coire Doe, starting in thick fog. This cleared a bit as I went up the hill. The hydro track is ugly but the surroundings are really nice. The stalkers path is good, and then deer tracks continue. The route up the river looks peculiar in the mist, seeming to go away from the hill, but works really well. The summit is a great place, very unusual with the view down to the lochans on the shelf below the top.Gill11/06/2016
Used bikeduchally20/04/2016
Circuit via Glen Doerjf3505/04/2015
Parked in layby on B862. Followed Glen Doe Hydro track to bridge over Allt Doe taking track/path to the right just before bridge. Followed burn Southwards before crossing & continuing SSW to climb onto summit ridge. Followed ridge SW to summit cairn. Return as outward. On own.MorecambeMonkey23/03/2015
Wind farm access road then up snowy slopes to plateau. Returned by same route. Strong wind and squally snow showers at times.benalder28401/03/2015
Parked on the B 862 where the track goes onto the power station. I took the mountain bike along the track until it was possible to head straight up the hill. This must have been a lonely and remote hill until the 'powers to be' decided to rape the area and strip it of all dignity. It look very likely that now they will be installing wind turbines, do they never learn? in the meantime the summit is still proud of its isolation and i stood next to the cairn with the wind blowing in my face and thoughts of what has been and what is to come. The future is looking bleak for much of Scotland's wild country.thenomad11/11/2014
GMC meet. With Keith Andersonmike.hoult22/04/2014
follow the road up a lot of snow above 500m. had to nav to summit. been back on a better day and got good viewsNozzer03/02/2013
from glen doe forestry tracks.robertphillips05/11/2012
With Will, Jon & Chris, staying in Fort Augustus.Grinner02/09/2012
MC JC. From Glen Doe on warm day.Good twisting ridge running N to S - rocky with multiple lochans. Lots of snow further north.Martin6612/04/2009
From nr Glendoebeg. Followed path in Glen Doe to small track to find construction road for new dam. With it till 422061 below Coire Doe, struck off across hillside on bearing in grim weather. Back same way.nordicstar22/01/2009
Carn a'Chuilinn (nh 416003) S/F NH407088 Day walk. Sunny and calm at bottom, cold and stiff wind at top. Blancket soft snow form 500m. Cloud >3500, brokenJohn Young01/04/2008
2 of 2: From Carn na Saobhaidhe.ChrisR10/01/2007
Excellent sunny day with a few inches of fresh snow above 2000'Smudge18/02/2006
Solo tripInvicta1403/07/2005
in last week of CorbettsIanHHill02/07/2005
On way back to Inverness. A bit drizzly.douglas_easton27/06/2003
From Glen Doe, in the rain.Aye Jimmy01/08/2001
Round of Corrieyairack Hill, Carn a'Chuilinn, Carn Easgann Bana and Gairbeinn from the Corrieyairack Pass.Eddie05/07/1997
from Glen Doe. Steeply uphill to heather covered area and access track for 1 3/4m. On stalkers' path into interior and a 2m hike on heather, rock and ankle hazards for 3 or 4 heaves of moor to next artificial horizon. Onto ridge and falling and rising several times to top at 13.20. My 150th Corbett. Excellent viewpoint.arranc03/06/1997
MM Uisdean2526/12/1996
Corbett bagging: Carn a'Chuilinn RHW23/07/1994
Elma Gordon Prydedonmeister05/04/1994
Route 69 in Cicerone guide to be published in 2012ancient brit25/10/1993
Walked in from B862 up Glen Doe.JohnW22/07/1992
GavinTheobald 324/01/2020
Tom Mundell22/09/2019
Jon F09/05/2019