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Name:Carn Bhac
Hill number:432
Height:945.1m / 3101ft
RHB Section:06B: Pitlochry to Braemar and Blairgowrie
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Grid ref:NO 05105 83216
Summit feature:small cairn 30m S of large shelter cairn
Col:758.2m  NO 0475 8065  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 43
(1:25k) OL52N 387N
Observations:shelter cairn is at NO 05099 83246
Survey:Leica Disto D510/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 533 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Inveray - approached up the NE spur - cold/windy - some deep powder but mostly scoured. Storm came in on the summit so didn't go onto Beinn Iuthen Mhorwychwood29/02/2020
From car park in Meikle Inverey (NO 08949 89241). Long approach up Glen Ey to Altanour Lodge on a good Land Rover track perfectly suitable for mountain bikes. Gradual but boggy ascent to just past the grouse butts, conditions underfoot then improve considerably to the summit. Back to the car park by the same route.david23020129/09/2019
Alan, Andrew, Gavin, Rick, TorilNHWC11/09/2019
From Inverey.lenman14/07/2019
Up Glen Ey from Inverey to Altanour Lodge, then ATV track up grouse butts between Alltan Odhar and Allt nan Clach Geala.Isbjorn 3rd Round29/05/2019
Cycled up Glen Ey to Altanour. V windy night and next dayyounggl18/08/2018
First of three Munros on a round of Glen Ey.mikejacobs06/08/2018
With Beinn Iuthairn Mhor. Epic long solo day. !3 hours total. Walked the whole way. 4h to summit. 7h30m to Beinn Iuthairn Mhor. wonderful.Langbank 23/07/2018
From camp after bike in to Altanourprwild29/05/2018
with Kevin.Ellie's Hills17/04/2017
Circular route to Carn Bhac SMHC Sunday walk. Very Windy, some snow. Wildlife count Large herds of deer, ptarmigan, grouse, white hare, plover, frogs & spawn, hairy caterpillar. A great circular route with 7 tops including 1 munroLizzieG19/03/2017
Cycled up Glen Ey to the ruins of Altanour Lodge then short ascent/descent of Carn Bhac. On own.MorecambeMonkey28/08/2016
Inverey-Altanour by bike, then Beinn Iutharn Beag - Beinn Iutharn Mhor - Carn Bhac - Altanourkdbennett30/07/2016
MTB from Inverey to lodge then a round of Carn Bhac, SW Top, S Top, Beinn Iutharn Mhor, Mam nan Carn and Beinn Iutharn Bheag.rhalstead19/06/2016
Hill 2 of 3 - dumped bags and ran some of the way in fell shoes.amelialloyd05/09/2015
Round route from Inveray - Last of 5 munros - Then run back to Inveray - 45km route, long and tiring and very little completed on paths.gandrew30/08/2015
Weather fair with moderate wind.MountainMac23/08/2015
With ChristineKeith9921/07/2015
1.5 hour cycle in cold and windy for maypigerg26/05/2015
Underwhelming summit, but views north are good. Followed this with an arduous crossing to BIM.Roblex23/05/2015
Climbed with Beinn Iutharn Mhor. Biked to lodge and dumped bike there, easy climb up to Carn Bhac with a slog across peat bogs to second hill.FCMark12/10/2014
Round of Glas Tulaichean, Carn an Righ, Beinn Iutharn Mhor, Carn Bhac and An Socach from Dalmunzie Hotel. Day 45 of 59 for all Munros. 32km, +/-2100m, 11 hours.PGCE25/07/2014
With Brian R. from Inverey. Fresh snow but clear but cold.Play2End04/01/2014
Cycled to lodge in 50 minutes. Just bagged this Munro as I'd just driven from home for start of holiday.Jhimmy18/08/2013
With Dave Howard. Cycled to Altanour Lodge. Walked over 3 tops of Carn Bhac, Beinn Iutharn Mhor and finally Carn an Righ. Back to bikes over Beinn Iutharn Beag. Few short showers but great visibility with tops completely clear. 7 hours.alexmaclennan20/07/2013
Ascent after Carn Creagach from a bike left at Auchelie. (Pump broke and not too much air, so decided not to risk a long walk out from Altanour with the bike). A pleasant day where the rain held off. No midges!fasgadh09/09/2012
Solo, just the one! After being eaten alive by the midge at the car park it's a doddle of a cylce in. Followed the track all the way up SE ridge to summit and E to belach then back to lodge. Even quicker cycle out ~35mins. 26.9km, 800m 4hr20.bowzi11/08/2012
before Beinn Iutharn Mhor. with davemn2313/06/2012
Cycled in from Inverey and left bikes at ruined lodge. NW to summit cairn with great views of cairngorms.dave neilson13/06/2012
Pretty nothing hill and a pain to get to!akmilne16/05/2012
Adding old logsAngelaf02/05/2012
Linear walk: Dalmunzie House - Glas Tulaichean - Carn an Righ - Mam nan Carn - Beinn Iutharn Mhor - Carn Bhac SW top - Carn Bhac - Auchelie - Invereydavidpettit8407/04/2012
David O +Chris Blake20/03/2012
Camped at Altanour having walked in night before. First of the five Glen Ey Munros today. Followed feint path beside river. With Dad.AGWilliamson03/07/2011
round of carn bhac, beinn lutharn mhor, and carn an righ, glas tulaichean, and an socath cycled to altanour lodge ruins from inverey.robertphillips09/04/2011
Cycled up Glen Ey to Altanour LodgeDavid Greaves29/01/2011
Climbed with Jon. Wet, Windy (gusting 40mph) and poor visibility.amcculloch03/10/2010
Did with Allan from Inverey on a miserably wet day. Did in reasonably time given the wet/boggy conditions (4.5 hours).jonbowyer03/10/2010
192nd - Solo - from wild camp near Falls of Tarf in Glen Tilt headed NE to summit, overcast with light rain.RGibbs30/05/2010
Solo on TGO Challenge 2010alistairpooler22/05/2010
climbed from ruin (not Altanour Lodge) after discovering a path not seen from main track in. path starts of as grassy path and then becomes a good landrover track almost to the ridge.munromurph01/03/2010
First of the full moon set. Eerie starting at night but wonderful. Company: Jake the Black Lab.iandesbottes05/10/2009
3 of 8: From An Socach.ChrisR24/09/2009
Walked up path from Glen Ey at Auchelie and contoured onto toptorkm05/05/2008
what a long walk inJR10/10/2007
Munro 273 2007 compleationancient brit18/09/2007