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Name:Beinn Bhrotain
Hill number:538
Height:1157m / 3796ft
RHB Section:08A: Cairngorms
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Grid ref:NN 95414 92283
Summit feature:trig point
Col:899m  NN937958  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 43
(1:25k) OL57S 403S
Observations:ground 25m N at NN 95420 92305 is as high
Survey:Abney level
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From Linn of Dee. Cycled to White Bridge, then track on E side of Dee and up Carn Cloich-mhuilinn, over to Beinn Bhrotain, across to Monadh Mor, continued N to near Loch nan Stuirteag, down to the loch, then down on intermittent tracks to Glen Geusachan, initally on S side, crossed to N side near NN948953, back to S side near NN964941, then return to White Bridge by track on W side of Dee. With JAS.kdbennett02/08/2020
From Auchlean - very cold but little wind and dry - long route across plateau (partially following yesterday’s trail) then down to col and up to summit (crampons needed) - took 10.5 hours - returned in the darkwychwood22/12/2019
Monadh Mor & Beinn Bhrotain with Guy and Forbes. Icy & Snowy, -8degCHuwel01/12/2019
Epic day! Walked solo. From Linn of Dee to White Bridge and along Lairig Ghru path to Corrour Bothy. Steep climb up good path to Devil's Point. Great viewpoint. Returned to col and traversed at around 1000m contour around Cairn Toul and Angel's Peak to point 899m above Loch nan Struirteag. Hardest part of walk ... bogs and boulder runs (not recommended!). Over the massive Munro's Monadh Mor and Beinn Bhrotain to Munro Top Carn Cloich-Mhullinn. Generally easy walking over grassy and bouldery ridges, with occasional faint paths. Descend through heather, avoiding summit of Carn Fiaclach, to path on west side of Glen Dee at the Allt Iarnaidh. Long return to White Bridge (to cross) and Linn of Dee. Weather dry and clear most of day, but closed in after Beinn Bhrotain with a heavy shower and lowering mist. Total distance about 33km ... could be reduced by about 9km with a mountain bike to White Bridge! Took me nearly 12 hours ... due to late start I finished by torchlight!jamessteel10008/08/2019
2nd Repeatchalky195326/06/2019
From Linn of Dee, MTB part way up Glen Dee then Carn Cloich-mhuilinn, Beinn Bhrotain and Monadh Mor.rhalstead15/06/2019
From wild camp at Chest of Deeprwild28/05/2019
With ChristineKeith9924/05/2018
With Keithchristine9924/05/2018
TGO Challenge 2018twg2719/05/2018
Cycled to Chest of Dee from Braemar. Climbed Monadh Mor and Beinn Bhrotain. A very long day even with bike.David Greaves08/07/2017
Solo. On way to Braeriach wild camp. neil hutton19/06/2017
Summit looks like an abandoned building site, good hill otherwisealda31/05/2017
From Linn of Dee. Cycled to White Bridge, then up Carn Cloich-mhuilinn, over to Beinn Bhrotain, across to Monadh Mor, continued N to near Loch nan Stuirteag, then NE to Sgor an Lochain Uaine, then along ridge to Cairn Toul, Stob Coire an t-Saighdeir and Devil's Point, descending to Corrour Bothy, then return to White Bridge by track on E side of Deekdbennett28/05/2017
With GeraldineChris Blake19/05/2017
Out & back from the car park near Achlean. With Paul & Helen.MorecambeMonkey02/09/2016
From Liin o'Dee to Aviemore via Gleann Einich. Dry sunny turning cloudy. Not a soul on the hills.munromurph01/08/2016
see M MorDunlawyering22/05/2016
Climbed from Linn of Dee, bike in to beyond White Bridge. Clear, but cold.Roblex27/09/2015
Biked in then over Bhrotain and Monadh Mor descend into soggy Glen GuisachanCapt Malbec29/08/2015
Lin of Dee, completed with Monagh Morgandrew18/07/2015
8 Munros West of Lairig Ghru. Day 54 of 59 for all Munros. 47km, +/-2800m, 15 hours 30.PGCE13/05/2015
Tim /7 kieraLoz_mck17/02/2015
An easy pull up from the munro top for the first Munro of the day. Clearing cloud and mild.Play2End29/10/2014
Better views on this hill. Rain and midges never far away :-(akmilne06/08/2014
you know the midge are bad when you are thankful of a downpour, eaten alive!FCMark06/08/2014
From Corrour Hut with Robert Wight. Misty start to the day bur clear in the afternoon with fantastic views. 6 munros in 10 hours.alexmaclennan20/06/2014
On TGO Challenge 2014.alistairpooler16/05/2014
Adding old logsAngelaf08/10/2012
Solo, 1st of 2. Cylced up from Linn of Dee, path worsens after White Bridge. Dumped bike at plantation and ascended via boggy path NW. Cold on top!bowzi22/09/2012
Day started nice and warm, followed by a semi-snow blizzard! path starts well then disappears somewhat.Jhimmy12/09/2012
Two day bothy trip from Linn of Dee: Beinn Bhrotain - Monadh Mor - Angel's Peak - Cairn Toul - Devil's Point - Corrour bothy - Carn a' Mhaim - Derry Cairngormdavidpettit8421/08/2012
With Monadh Mor. Cycled to Guiseachan Lodge from Linn of Dee, then route as described in SMC guide to Monadh Mor and back to lodge via Brhotain. Long day - wonderful weather, and great sense of remoteness. Great views.Norman Reid09/08/2012
From the Linn of Dee and via Carn Cloich-Mhuilinn. Excellent visibility, could see as far as Ben Cruachan.Windy Corner31/07/2012
with dave. first of 5 - followed by monadh mor then sgor an lochan ouaine, cairn toul and devil's point. camped at white bridge for early start then cycled out. sunshine and snow...always cold.mn2305/06/2012
Left tent (and bikes) at White Bridge at 06.00a.m.and set off up west bank of Dee till headed up left over a smaller peak to B.B. Lovely day - clear views and dry and sunny, but with cold wind. 3 snow buntings on summit when we arrived. The 2 males spent the next 10-15 minutes chasing each other at high speed round the trig point and other stone piles, narrowly missing my head on a few occasions.? Mating contest.dave neilson05/06/2012
Did this one along with Monadh Mor. Cycled to White bridge.tsharp12/04/2012
Camped out at Raigh nan Clach. Wild weekend. Windy on top. As I lost a bet had to go for a swim. Not good. Cycled in. Company: Martin Stewart.iandesbottes26/11/2011
2 & 4 of 6: Out from Monadh Mor. Return from Beinn Bhrotain East Top.ChrisR22/09/2011
Rough day too much wih 28lb backpack so retreated to Linn of Deegeoffreybbb26/05/2011
beinn bhrotain and monadh mor cycled past white bridge.robertphillips21/05/2011
Third day in the Cairngorms. Beinn BrohtainFlipperfeet02/05/2011
Done as part of the third circular of three in the Cairngorms.simocity02/05/2011
Third day in the Cairngorms. Beinn Brohtainjim_aramis02/05/2011
196th - Solo - from summit of Monadh Mor. Clear sunny and dry. Descended to Geldie Burn and wild camped at top of Glen Tilt.RGibbs31/05/2010