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Name:Carn Eige [Carn Eighe]
Hill number:803
Height:1182.8m / 3881ft
RHB Section:11A: Loch Duich to Cannich
County/UA:Highland (UA)
County (CoH):Ross and Cromarty (CoH)
Catchment:Beauly
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Historic County Top,
Murdo, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,CoH,Mur,Y,P600,P500)
Grid ref:NH 12358 26186
Summit feature:trig point in shelter
Drop:1147m
Col:36m  NN289971  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 25
(1:25k) 414N
Survey:obvious summit/Leica RX1250
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Notes:
  • Ross and Cromarty historic county top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 469 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Third summit, glorious day now.Chris Blake30/07/2019
Long day into the wilds. Camped at Iron Lodge especially to do this peak. Very wet and boggy involving two river crossings with boots and trousers off. Went straight for the top, no paths up the side of the mountain - up and own due to numerous streams cut into the side. Path on top coming from Glen Affric.Snowing on top in August. No views from top but cleared on the way down to make it all worth while.peter06/09/2018
With E. Parked at Glen Affric forestry commission car park. Along track past Affric Lodge > path up by Allt Coire Leachavie > Mam Sodhail > Carn Eighe and return same route. The descent off Mam Sodhail to Carn Eighe is steep and trickier than it looks on the map so contoured around on return journey. Weather superb after brief early shower giving excellent views. A tough day.Beeliner30/08/2018
Club weekend staying at Strawberry cottage Completed Beinn Fhionnlaidh and Carn EigheJamesSDonald04/08/2018
done 5FCMark24/06/2018
Track near Affric Lodge N, then W across moorland to Sgurr na Lapaich, along ridge via Mullach Cadha Rainich to Mam Sodhail, then N to Beinn Fhionnlaidh (contouring past Carn Eige on W side), via Stob Coire Lochan, returned over Carn Eige, then along E ridge over Stob a' Choire Dhomhain, Stob Coire Dhomhnuill, Sron Garbh, then descended to Gleann nam Fiadh to follow track out, but it was in such poor condition that I crossed the river and took the track S direct back to Affric Lodgekdbennett17/06/2018
From Glen Affric, Mam Sodhail, Carn Eige and Beinn Fhionnlaidh plus tops on route.rhalstead15/06/2018
From Strawberry Cottage over Mam Sodhail then Beinn FhionnlaidhN.Morters30/04/2017
Toll Creagach to Carn Eighe ridge walk. Cloud came in as I reached the very top but otherwise a great sunny day and soft snow!twg2711/03/2017
Climbed solo. Walked from Glen Affric hostel down valley to Coire Ghaidheil bridge (where I had left my bike previous day). Climbed up stalkers path to Bealach Coire Ghaidheil and thence continued on sloping/traversing path to the north-east. This eventually peters out in a steep rocky area to the SW of Mam Sodhail, where I continued the traverse (rough going!) to reach the bealach south of Carn Eighe. Ascended Carn Eighe. Originally intended to continue north to Beinn Fhionnlaidh, but time was short, so I returned south to bealach, thence southwards over Mam Sodhail and Ciste Dhubh (fine cairn) before heading west to meet the ascent path. Retraced my ascent back down to Glen Affric, cycling the last 2 miles to the hostel. Weather dry but mist over 1000m stubborn to clear until very late in the day. Excellent views east from Carn Eighe and saw a brocken spectre on Mam Sodhail. These are giant, remote mountains - very friendly in benign weather, but could be horrible in bad conditions! jamessteel10021/08/2016
Day 1 of Mullardoch backpack.mikejacobs30/07/2016
Anti-clockwise round. Park, walk west, head up path to north just before Lodge, skirt trees, climb to valley, cross valley and river. Steep scramble to Tom a'Choinich then fantastic ridge walk west eventually to Carn Eige and beyond to Mam Sodhail. stunning views to Cuillins and in all other directions. South East to path above Loch Affric and back to car park. 16.5 miles, 9H 40M.callumorr21/07/2016
TGOiansm14/05/2016
Attempted in harsh wintry conditions with Dave, Scott, Jim & Johnbarnz4823/04/2016
3rd time on this hill.clashcityrocker02/04/2016
Day 3 of Mullardoch roundvictimofmathema13/07/2015
On 3rd day of a 3-day backpack around the Mullardoch hills. Cloud on the summits.alistairpooler13/07/2015
Second Munro of the day. Warm and sunny.Play2End03/07/2015
Revisited for trig. From Forestry car park at W end of public road: £2 for day. Down via Sodhail. Had planned to climb this peak with Edward Earl when he was over (7)July 2013 from the USA but it somehow didn't work out. Was shocked to learn that he was drowned today while crossing an Alaskan river. RIP Edward - a huge loss to his many friends and to prominence-orientated climbers around the world.RHW20/06/2015
A 13.5 hour day on the three Munros and the east ridge from Glen Affric.chriswatson15/07/2014
Chris Watsons final few Munros trip with Alan dawson. second time for me. From Glen Affric,9.25 up the stalkers tarck between AnTudair and Sgurr na Lapaich. Alan and Chris going on ahead as I plod slowly upward, Alan with agenda of a number of high end GPS surveys data from various summits and cols. Notice the land the other side of the little indentation to the SE of the big round cairn looks marginally higher. Find a mimi cairn there and learn later that Alan had built it and that is 30-40cm higher than the cain base. Continue on to Carn Eighe and return back over Mam Sodhail because Chris was intending to go that way despite wanting to head out on the eastern Murdos ridge. back at car 21.09 for a very midgey wait for Chris who didn't arive til 22.50 !! and Alan dawson got back to the road 00.10!!vegibagger15/07/2014
Done as a part of a complete round of Mullardoch 12grahamzwilson28/06/2014
Thick cloud meant no views. Had firstly traversed this Munro to Beinn Fhionnlaidh, then bagged this Munro. Descended by the east ridge and the pinnacles which are not as bad as I had thought, but it had started to rain and still in thick cloud.Jhimmy22/06/2014
From Chisholme bridge,a long day taking in Carn Eige/Beinn Fhionnlaidh/Mam Sodhail. On own.MorecambeMonkey18/06/2014
With E & Al & Neilsons. Camping at heas of Loch Affric; walked to Coire Leachavie - and Carn Eighe, Mam Sodhal and Beinn Fhionnlaidh in that order. Same route on return, contouring past top. Good weather. 12 hours on hill.Norman Reid31/05/2014
2nd munro of the day. Easy transit to it. Great views of Ben Nevis, Skye and Torridon and others. With Maggie and Reeds x 3.dave neilson31/05/2014
with dave, elspeth. norman and al after mam sodhail and before beinn fhionnlaich from camp at loch affricmn2331/05/2014
ghaley30/05/2014
A long day. Down valley from Glen Affric SYHA to Beinn a' Mheidhein (Corbett)then back along ridge over all tops to here, then bivi to north before doing Beinn Fhionnlaidh at sunrise as my LAST MUNRO!! Also compleating tops and I thought deleted tops though I subsequently found 6 more of these to do. Brilliant weather as welldickscroop29/09/2013
with Markgrimjimm24/08/2013
3rd of 5 w/Jim. A long wet slog back up from Findlay. No signs of weather clearing so it's just a case of plodding on.bowzi24/08/2013
Climbed with An Socachmunromurph09/07/2013
From car park at base of Gleann nam Fiadh, via east ridge, ascending . Onwards to Mam Sodhail.marktrengove07/07/2013
Via East ridge, on to Mam Sodhail and down via Sgurr na Lapaich. With MT, AT and E^2.Topographer5707/07/2013
From a camp at Bealach Coire Ghaidheil, set off at 5am in glorious sunshine over Mam Sodhail to the summit. Continued on to Beinn Fhionnlaidh. Patches of snow remaining near the summit. Carrying the tent etc opens up this empty part of Scotland and is well worth the effort. We met no one else in 4 days.mindlessflogger09/06/2013
258th - Solo - round trip from Glen Affric YH, light rain initially then held off early afternoon, but winds built up with v strong gusts (80mph) followed by steady rain.RGibbs28/08/2012
round of mam sodhail, carn eighe and beinn fhionnlaidh, cycled from carpark to below an tudor beag path up to ridge line, in very hot sun.robertphillips27/05/2012
FANTASTIC DAY OUT WITH ALIjennygraham01/11/2011
SR triple Munro dayFrank14/08/2011
JimT11/06/2011
Hyperopic30/04/2011
Twice on 30/4/11 Hyperopic29/04/2011
Rockhoppers Cannich: Robin, Evelyn, Liz Blisco22/04/2011
Done with other 5.akmilne20/04/2011
Second ascent.thenomad21/11/2010
Solo.Dangerous Dave15/06/2010
Second ascent, this time from Affric Lodge via the moorland ridge to Gleann nam Fiadh and up the SE ridge of Sron Garbh. All ways from Glen Affric go well and on a 'classic spring' day of big snow patches and high,billowing clouds these big Scottish mountains were a great place to be. See Mam Sodhail log for route of my first visit, in 1991.pwheeler26/05/2010
By Self Second that day could see the rest of the day form here. Reascended after Bheinn Fhionnlaidhalanm30/05/2009
9 of 14: From Stob a Choire Dhomhain.ChrisR13/05/2009
Glen Affric to Carn Eighe & back down Coire LeachavieAJones20/12/2008