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Name:Carn Aosda
Hill number:438
Height:915.3m / 3003ft
Parent (Ma):428  Carn a' Gheoidh
RHB Section:06B: Pitlochry to Braemar and Blairgowrie
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen)
Class:Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo, Yeaman
Grid ref:NO 13398 79155
Summit feature:small embedded rock on SW edge of cairn
Col:795m  NO127785  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 43
(1:25k) OL52N 387N
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Carn Aosda.pdf
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From Glenshee Ski Centre ascent of Carn Aosda and on to The Cairnwell and Carn a’Gheoidh. Return the same route.raymooremanx27/09/2019
Clare, SteveNHWC12/09/2019
1st of a 2 day 7 munro loop.honey badger24/08/2019
From Glenshee Ski Centre (NO 13944 78092) - Carn Aosda - Carn nan Sac - Carn a' Gheoidh - The Cairnwell North Top - The Cairnwell. Navigation not too difficult, a mixture of good tracks and grassy paths throughout. Very windy during most of the walk, especially on The Cairnwell summit.david23020101/07/2019
Done with Alex Kelso, Gordon Stevenson and the boysShibby22/06/2019
With Jon and Housechild.Grinner-Munros219/04/2019
With Karen & BusterHighland Days25/02/2019
From Glenshee ski centreliljonb25/02/2019
From Glenshee Ski Centre, up Carn Aosda, round ridge to Cairnwell, return to low point on reidge and descent back to ski centre. With JSkdbennett24/12/2018
With M-A & SammyNeily There13/10/2018
Bet it gets as busy as Asda on a fine day :).Alex C07/10/2018
Last of Six Glenshee Monroes with AJ & AWFred Windsor22/09/2018
R and L's second Munro. With James, A & Nell- a cracking daypaddyirish08/09/2018
Glenshee 9 Hill Racequadbarrel05/09/2018
Creag Leacach (987m, Munro 158) Glas Maol (1068m, Munro 69) Cairn of Claise (1064m, Munro 71) Tom Buidhe (957m, Munro 203) Tolmount (958m, Munro 201) Carn an Tuirc (1019m, Munro 113) Carn Aosda (917m, Munro 279) Carn a'Gheoidh (975m, Munro 182) The Cairnwell (933m, Munro 245)Kevthecat05/08/2018
Climbed with Carn a'Gheodhie 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.Alunrees3320/06/2018
4.6 mile walk from top of the pass taking in The Cairnwell, The Cairnwell North Top and Carn Aosda, raining when we started which then turned into hail, then dry for 20 mins with rumbles of thunder around until it started raining again despite this all summits on the walk were out of the cloud, nice to be back in Scotland!DanTrig09/06/2018
With Carn a'Gheoidh and The Cairnwell from Glenshee Ski CentreGeoff Briggs05/10/2017
3 Munro circuit from Glenshee Ski CentreAjm031020/08/2017
Solo. neil hutton23/06/2017
Again third of the day. lovely.Play2End18/06/2017
With TMD. A linear ridge walk using 2 cars. We are beginning with the Cairnwell (913m), then heading across to Carn Aosda (917m) before heading along the ridge to Carn nan Sac (920m), Carn a Gheoidh (975m) and Carn Bhinnein (917m) before dropping into the valley for some less visited miscellaneous locations that eventually take us back to my car at the Spittal of Glenshee.meltdiceburg31/05/2017
Climbed with WC, JK, MD, JD, AM & DW. 3rd and final for the day. Short day, had to catch flight back home via Inverness.AC-OFWC08/05/2017
With CathyB. From Gelnshee Ski-Centre.masmith02/01/2017
With James.Aimless Rambler20/11/2016
Solo. From the car park at Glenshee Ski Centre. Up towards the col between Carn Aosda and the Cairnwell and so to the summit of Carn Aosda. Mostly tracks rather than paths as the OS 1:25,000 map would suggest. Continued to the North Top and then the Cairnwell.pwbellarby26/08/2016
SMHC monthly walk. We made great time on the other 2 munros too cold to stop for long so made the wee detour to this summit. Great views, but very cold. Lots of snow patches still lying about.LizzieG17/04/2016
On skis, tour of Cairnwell, Carn a'Gheoidh and Carn Aosda.clashcityrocker19/03/2016
From ski centre car park as round. Glorious sunshine and consolidated snowemily07/03/2016
Easy to summit from ski center follow the chair lift.Aristotle Chip29/12/2015
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.Crib Goch20/10/2015
Hill 4 of 4. Back to the ski centre then biked down the road to collect car from Baddoch.amelialloyd06/09/2015
9 - 2 hour jog around the Cairnwell 3 from the Glen Shee Ski car park. In clag almost the whole way.huwthomas31/07/2015
Third Munro of the day. A nice sit down at the top behind a makeshift stone dyke shelter. Very short direct descent to the car park. stopped by J & K's on the way home for a cup of tea and cheesecake and homemade icecream.GravelMonkey11/07/2015
Weather fair.MountainMac09/06/2015
Tashas first munro +2pigerg25/05/2015
first munroTash25/05/2015
The Cairnwell / Carn a' Gheoidh / Carn Aosda ski tour from GlensheeJim Cooper19/01/2015
Solo Uisdean2523/12/2014
First time on new skis.clashcityrocker16/12/2014
Quick climb from Glenshee. Clear at top.mcbboyd15/11/2014
With Alasdair. Walked from Glen Shee Ski centre to Spittal of Glenshee via Cairn Aosda,The Cairnwell, Carn a' Gheoidh, Beinn Iutharn Mor and Carn Bhac returning along Gleann Taitneachraffemeister31/08/2014
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
with Dinnyemma702710/05/2013