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Name:Beinn a' Ghlo - Carn nan Gabhar
Hill number:421
Height:1121.9m / 3681ft
RHB Section:06B: Pitlochry to Braemar and Blairgowrie
County/UA:Perth and Kinross (UA)
Catchment:Tay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur,Y,P600,P500)
Grid ref:NN 97120 73305
Summit feature:rock at base of large cairn
Drop:658m
Col:464m  NN990726  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 43
(1:25k) OL51E 394E
Observations:trig point 140m SW at NN 97047 73187 is probably lower
Survey:Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 597 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Ascent of Carn Liath from Loch Moraig. On to Beinn Mhaol and Bràigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain. Descent to coll at Bealach an Fhiodha and ascent of Carn nan Gabhar (Beinn a’Ghlo). Descent from Bealach an Fhiodha and return to track and return to Loch Moraig.raymooremanx06/07/2019
Second of the day with Jim F. Calm and sunny. Return to good path via the Munro Top ridge.Play2End09/06/2019
Brilliant day with trimarc2 and GFE experiencing sunshine, hail, snow and wind. Ascent from the car park by the Loch - Beinn a' Ghlo - Carn Liath, Beinn a' Ghlo - Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, Beinn a' Ghlo - Carn nan Gabhar and then off over Airgoid Bheinn back. 23km total.Fionalevey03/05/2019
With FE and GE as part of Beinn a'Ghlo round.trimarc203/05/2019
With Karen, Gary Ashmore, Deborah McFarlane & Lynne EdwardsHighland Days30/03/2019
And the trigpointcjo01/03/2019
Round of 3 Beinn a'Ghlo munros from Loch Moraig - mild, light breeze, no snow, mostly high cloud all daywychwood11/01/2019
Beinn a'Ghlo Munros from Loch Moraig (where there were 5 Whooper Swans)Geoff Briggs20/12/2018
Park at Loch Moriag, Carn Liath to Braigh Coire Cruinn-bhalgain to Carn nan Gabhar, returning via valley.gandrew08/09/2018
Carn Liath, Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, Carn nan Gabhar with GuyHuwel08/09/2018
My fifth Munro. There are three huge cairns on this very long hill top. The third one is the summit. We climbed to the top of all three!eilidh06/05/2018
Climbed from Loch Moraig- up the track alongside Allt Coire Lagain- to Carn nan Gabhar first- then Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain and finishing with Carn Laith returning down the main ascent route.chillyman808/10/2017
With TMD. We walked the Beinn a’ Ghlò range. Firstly climbing Càrn Liath (975m) before continuing to Bràigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain (1070m), then climbing to Airgiod Bheinn (1061m) before finally reaching the ultimate summit of the range at Càrn nan Gabhar, at 1129 metres. From the last summit there is no easy way back, so we dropped very steeply down the side of the mountain to Loch Loch to see the RAF Hercules XV 193 crash site, before making the long walk back through the valley on the track.meltdiceburg02/06/2017
HP of Beinn a Ghlo ridge. Trig on rocky outcrop and HP c 500m north with rock tower. Initially a few views then snowed again.Denise 16/04/2017
Beinn a' Ghlo traverse, back via Glen Tiltquadbarrel04/12/2016
18th Munrolojzi86062101/10/2016
TD & CThis Dog29/08/2016
ghaley24/07/2016
From Loch Moraig a round of Beinn a'Ghlo - Carn Liath, Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, Carn nan Gabhar and Airgiod Bheinn.rhalstead12/06/2016
After Braigh Coire Chruinn bhalgain. Went to all the possible high points. Descended via Airgiod Bheinn for the walk out to Loch Moraig on a path under Carn Liath. A fine days ridge walking.mindlessflogger30/05/2016
This trio of hills present a significant walking challenge which we discovered was a running challenge for many. The guide recommended climbing the closest first. We selected to reverse the order to offer and increasing incentive to complete the trip. After walking the rough track we turned off at the cairn marking the beginnings of a well worn track across the heather leading to a steep ascent via a stoney ridge Airgiod Bheinn which leads on to the col and the summit ridge beyond leading to Carn nan Gabhar with its trig point and 1 metre higher summit cairn, beyond. Moving back, contouring round to the col to Braigh Coire Chruinn-Bhalgain which was achieved with a steep initial ascent followed by a finely graded sigmoid ridge to the Carn Liath with airy views across the rolling surrounding countryside. The well graded descent helped the legs cope with the last miles of this tremendous walk made better by favourable weather conditions.david.walker4015/05/2016
Clockwise circuit of Beinn a'Ghlo Munros from Loch Moraig. On own.MorecambeMonkey23/04/2016
Love this walk in the snow, long way back to car!frameworks20/03/2016
With Jonah, snow at 800 on way up but 500 on way downLoz_mck27/11/2015
Reached the summit at 0830 after a half hour walk from the bivvy spot. very windy at the top so sheltered behind the cairn then made my way for the Munro Top.GravelMonkey06/09/2015
Weather fair.MountainMac13/08/2015
Got a lift to Loch Moraig and then Carn Liath, Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain and Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain. Dropped down to Glen Tilt/Allt Fheannach via Coire Mearach and then a long walk back to Glen Tilt car park.tsharp03/06/2015
with Laura HowieTopsaswell30/05/2015
With Carn Liathmunromurph19/04/2015
Dromochter 4 in the morning, Beinn a'Ghlo 3 in the afternoon. Day 49 of 59 for all Munros.PGCE18/04/2015
with Davidamelialloyd11/01/2014
Worth going past the summit a bit for the views to the brilliantly named 'Loch Loch'.Columba31/07/2013
Circular walk of Beinn a'Ghlo from Loch Maraig. Lovely sunny, light wind, good views walk with Jeff and Ron. 7 hours.alexmaclennan01/06/2013
with roymn2322/09/2012
Very clear day with great views all round. Parked at Old Blair and cycled in just past Marble Lodge. Took to Hills here as stalking restritions were in force. Long walk with Maggie and Roy. Sunny but cold wind on summit environs.dave neilson22/09/2012
Guesstimate for dates - walked over to Braemar after getting the train to Atholl - with Mattbasscadet22/07/2012
Another drop of BCCB and another slog up to the ridge and over the boulder field to the actual top after the trig point, misty today so no view down onto Loch Lochtorkm08/07/2012
KeithByTheC09/06/2012
cold v windy misty. (2) straight down from near trig, gap in snow banks. Glen Girnaig circuit from Loch Moraig car park RHW10/03/2012
From the other 2 Munros, by now it was quite tiring. Weather was perfect cool and cloudy with alittle sunshine and no wind. Extensive views to North Berwickshire Coast. Summit area wide and flat visited all 3 cairns.isabelle31/08/2011
Returning to Blair Atholl at end of three-day Forest of Atholl backpack. Stayed at Tarf Bothy. With RuthAGWilliamson22/07/2011
beinn a ghlo group 3 munros.robertphillips23/04/2011
Rocky summit area and a long long way back to Loch Moraig car park from here. Sunny and cool.Jhimmy21/04/2011
Drovers Tryst WF Annette Graham Duncan +Chris Blake16/10/2010
with Markgrimjimm25/07/2010
Drop down off peak to get out of the wind and stop for lunch then down to belach and a choice of paths to Ghabar. 4hr5. Trig point not the top but the Norther cairn! Came down South ridge, back at car 7hr35.bowzi25/07/2010
fine ridge walkbuggerlugs20/06/2010
With Greg, very cold and windy on top!akraw08/06/2010
3 of 6: From Braigh C. Chruinn-bhalgain.ChrisR31/10/2009
with Mairi and OMC misty no viewslmbell18/10/2009