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Name:Carn a'Ghille Chearr
Hill number:1496
Height:710m / 2329ft
Section:21A: Tomintoul to Banff
County/UA:Highland (UA), Moray (UA)
County (CoH):Morayshire (CoH)
Catchment:Spey
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Historic County Top
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,G,CoH)
Grid ref:NJ 13964 29847
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:179m
Col:531m  NJ121271  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 36
(1:25k) OL61S 419S
Observations:small rib of ground 10m E is as high
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
Notes:
  • Morayshire historic county top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 162 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
There's nowt like having a reindeer try to lick your face whilst trying to have a flask of tea on a hill! Walked up from car park by Mains of Inverourie. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/carn-aghille-chearr-nj139298-710m.htmlGayle03/03/2017
From Tom a'Chait - once over the rough ground SE of Tom a'Chait and onto the ridge it was easy going with good views.nicolajane24/10/2016
Had planned Carn Eige today, but torrential rain and thunder led us here instead. Followed the obvious route SE from Easter Shennach, NE to the summit, then descended as the crow flies back to car. Dry througout.callumorr20/07/2016
Tough little walk with few paths. With Katy, Caz, and Gordon.George Thompson31/05/2016
with George, Gordon & CazKatyT31/05/2016
Did after Creagan a' Chaiseduchally25/11/2015
From CC along 5 mile ridge, then back to Milton.Topographer5726/09/2015
Brisk clockwise circuit from the east (Mains of Inverourie) 3hrs 45 with some jogging on the ridge.AndyS30/08/2015
selfdavidsbatty28/05/2015
That is a long ridge when the wind is howling. After the other ones. Beeline back to car park.Martin R13/11/2014
Parked at Milton, with permission. Followed track up past shooting hut and onto ridge leading to distant large summit of Creagan a'Chaise. Followed line of the Cromdales to Carn a'Ghille Chearr. OK going if a little damp in the cols, a line most of the way. Cut down off top and followed road back to Milton.nordicstar03/06/2014
round of 2 up from wester rynaballoch to ridge line, to summit seen a herd of reindeer,then along to CACrobertphillips29/03/2014
did both hill starting at BallcorachNozzer06/10/2013
The start of a week trying to climb six county tops. I got this one, though it was not the best start to the week thanks to a horrific hailstorm at the top. Little did I know the weather was to get worse...killiedaft15/09/2013
Parking space after Tomintoul Distillery Bridge over R. Avon at Ballcorach Along farm track to Knock (derelict) Up 4x4 track to SW ridge Head NE along faint path to summit of Carn a Ghille Chearr. Road closed at distillery so unable to park at Ballcorach. (Solo)gerrybowes31/07/2013
Ascent from car park near the bridge over the Avon at Mains of Inverourie, past the ruins of Knock House, and along the track before striding across open moorland to the summit of Carn Eachie before picking up another path to the summit of Carn a Ghille Chear. Evening ascent, 12.24km round trip with 525m of ascent.VirtualMountain26/06/2013
Wonderful traverse of the 2 summits of the Cromdale Hills to explore the cairns and play amateur radio on the summits. Left the car at a car park near a fishing hut at NJ155265. Encountered Reindeer on the ridge, but they are friendly and just want to eat your lunch, and almost poke your eye out with their antlers!sotabagger27/02/2013
From Mains of Inverourie. Encountered the 30 strong herd of reindeer close to Carn Eachiebolton16/02/2013
A windy day for this one ,climbed up from Easter Shennach and then through the peathags of the central saddle to get onto the ridge , went NE to the top and then made the walk to Creagan a Chaise.torkm16/09/2012
Cloud and sun, 1 shower, warm, good views.iangalbraith16/06/2011
Walked up from Easter Rynaballoch. Path not great along the fenceline but does exist, came back along ridge 1km to the North with no path at all.andy26/06/2009
Not sure of date.alasdaircairns16/11/2008
With a friend. Drove along the minor road to Chapelton from the A95 and parked just before the end of the road. Walked on a track, marked as a path on the 1:50,000 map. This goes initially through woods and then up the hillside. Continued upwards to Creag an Tarmachain. Ground now snow covered. We continued SW to the summit of Carn a Ghille Chearr. It was cold, about -2C, and a stiff wind was blowing. On the slopes leading up towards the summit we saw a herd of deer ahead, so we thought. However, they started to come towards us and they turned out to be reindeer. They came right up to us and two tried to find something to their liking in my rucksack.pwbellarby30/01/2008
JEB Uisdean2509/04/2007
Car at one end of ridge, bike at the other, enabled a ridge walk over the Hills of Cromdale.IanHHill18/05/2006
Parked on A95 near entrance to mast track up Tom a?Chait. Went up over that top before following the ridge to the summit.garyhoney12/06/2005
From Ballcorach. ROW via Knock and up on access track then faint bridal path onto grassy spongy heathery stuff. Plod uphill for a mile to Carn Eachie. Firmer path in last 3/4m on short heather to trig 7481 at 14.45.arranc21/06/2004
Ascended from Wester Rynaballoch. Headed for Creagan a'Chaise.JohnW22/05/2004
AloneSpudGunn03/01/2004
MCMartin6601/03/2002
Date is first visit. Notes from later...dreary damp heather plod, prosaic views not improved by heat, NB balnalon track finishes way short of summit ridge, leaving deep heather, JonM-TP 'well hacked' apr02. from balnalon to E, anticlockwise RHW20/06/1998
Ridge run of Carn a'Ghille Chearr and Creagan a'Chaise from Ballcorach. Reindeer in the snow and all that.Eddie08/03/1997
Estimated date, done while at RAF Lossiemouth.beorwulf22/05/1984
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