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Name:Carn a' Gheoidh
Hill number:428
Height:975m / 3199ft
RHB Section:06B: Pitlochry to Braemar and Blairgowrie
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA), Perth and Kinross (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen), Catchment Boundaries, Tay
Watershed:Aberdeen Bay, Firth of Tay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur,Y)
Grid ref:NO 10704 76692
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:298m
Col:677m  NO090777  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 43
(1:25k) OL52N 387N
Observations:embedded boulder 5m S of cairn is highest visible feature but higher ground probably lies under cairn
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 677 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Jon and Housechild.Grinner-Munros219/04/2019
With Karen & BusterHighland Days25/02/2019
as round of 3, no snow, staying at kirkton of glenisla with dRodge23/02/2019
Glenshee 9 Hill Racequadbarrel05/09/2018
Climbed with Carn Aosda and The Cairnwell 3hours 40minutes all in.chillyman803/08/2018
Part of walk starting from the ski centre car park. Using walkhighlands route with Carn Binneien added.PsyCrow03/07/2018
Carn Aosda, Carn Aosda North Top, Carn nan Sac, Carn a' Gheoidh, Carn Bhinnein, The Cairnwell North Top and The Cairnwell. Another great day with great weather. From Glenshee Ski center.Alunrees3328/06/2018
With Carn Aosda and The Cairnwell from Glenshee Ski CentreGeoff Briggs05/10/2017
3 Munro circuit from Glenshee Ski CentreAjm031020/08/2017
GMnIdris02/08/2017
Not how I remember it. Flat top but great views of the Cairnwell.Play2End18/06/2017
Climbed with WC, JK, MD, JD, AM & DW. 2 of 3 for the day.AC-OFWC08/05/2017
With JamesAimless Rambler21/11/2016
Second visit en route to Carn BinneinDriftwood10/09/2016
Used the lift!younggl16/08/2016
AloneRob Pen y Garn04/08/2016
From Glen Shee, Carn a'Gheoidh, Carn Bhinnein, An Socach (inc East Top), return to Glen Sheekdbennett18/06/2016
SMHC monthly walk. Still some snow lying. Cold day but good clear viewsLizzieG17/04/2016
On skis, tour of Cairnwell, Carn a'Gheoidh and Carn Aosda.clashcityrocker19/03/2016
from ski centre as part of Munro roundemily06/03/2016
Met 3 others on a low visibility day. Used GPS at times for safetyframeworks31/01/2016
The three Cairnwell Munros, by the Walk Highlands route. Added a couple of minor tops which were just off the route and extended west to Carn Bhinnein. Lots of mountain hares on here.Crib Goch20/10/2015
From the south, from Carn Mor: a path most of the way to the top.Pete R17/10/2015
Hill 2 of 4. Lovely warm day, brewed up at summit!amelialloyd06/09/2015
8 - 2 hour jog around the Cairnwell 3 from the Glen Shee Ski car park. In clag almost the whole way.huwthomas31/07/2015
Walked up after an easy morning and a wander round Tiso's Perth. nicest one of the day, saw two frogs and a beetle on the way up. Rois forgot her guidebook.GravelMonkey11/07/2015
Weather fair.MountainMac09/06/2015
Tash's 2nd +2pigerg25/05/2015
neil hutton14/05/2015
The Cairnwell / Carn a' Gheoidh / Carn Aosda ski tour from GlensheeJim Cooper19/01/2015
Solo Uisdean2523/12/2014
From the ski centre, highlight of the walk was a flock of c20 Ptarmigan exploding from the rocks. Views to the north were also noteworthy on a cloud free day.garyhoney27/08/2014
Glenshee 9 Hill Racegandrew03/08/2014
Round of Cairn an Tuirc, Cairn of Claise, Glas Maol, Creag Leacach, Cairnwell, Carn a'Gheoidh and Carn Aosda. Day 44 of 59 for all Munros. 24km, +/-1400m, 8 hours.PGCE24/07/2014
Cairnwell, Carn a Gheoidh, Carn Aosda together - route as per SMC book. Blue sky, in snow from c. 800m. Glorious.Norman Reid10/11/2013
Solo.Dangerous Dave04/10/2013
A fantastic day out in the hills, I could not believe we had summited as quick as we did, a nice breeze kept us cool. Bird watching with Ben saw Meadow Pippet, Wheatear, Dotterel & 3 Ravens. In Glen Taitneach we saw at least 300 red deer just stunning. SMHC club walk one of the bestLizzieG22/07/2013
Stoney ClubGrah-tfun21/07/2013
From Cairnwell via Carn Aosda. Cairn and windshelter on rocky flat top. Nice to get away from all the ski lifts and shabby huts into some more unspoilt hills.mick27/06/2013
With Peter. Ski Centre - Carn Aosda Hut - Carn nan Sac - Carn a'Gheoidh - Carn Mor (2 Golden Plovers) - track to main road about 1 mile N of Spittal.chrisbien02/06/2013
with Dinnyemma702710/05/2013
4 & 8 of 9: Out from Carn nan Sac. Return from Carn an Righ.ChrisR30/04/2013
SMHC hill day Peter, Anne, Karin, John, Alan Henry, Steve McFarland & me flight of snow on the corbettLizzieG18/11/2012
Round of 3 Munros from the ski centre with Juliet. This one, themes of the 3. Had lunch in the stone shelter.tsharp06/04/2012
Done with Cairnwell and Carn AosdaAngelaf27/03/2012
Done as part of Cairnwell 3SteveF27/03/2012
David O +Chris Blake19/03/2012
kinda went up this one near the end of the day in poor vis, somewhat incidently, hoho.Loz_mck15/07/2011
From the Ski Centre up to Carn Aosda then Cairnwell finishing on the unspoilt Carn a'Gheoidh.rhalstead20/06/2011
Hyperopic14/05/2011