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Name:Beinn a' Chaorainn
Hill number:663
Height:1052m / 3451ft
RHB Section:09C: Loch Lochy to Loch Laggan
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo
Grid ref:NN 38609 85054
Summit feature:cairn
Col:822m  NN396866  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 34 41
(1:25k) OL55 400 401
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 507 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
SoloChris Blake12/05/2018
On skis. Solo. Newtonmore meet. neil hutton12/03/2018
Debs and TallieMountain Goat25/09/2017
With ChristineKeith9906/08/2017
With Keithchristine9906/08/2017
From Roughburn, along ridge of Beinn a'Chaorainn, continued N, dropped n and NW to bealach with Beinn Teallach, S over the summit, return to Roughburnkdbennett01/07/2017
revisit; great winters daycjo13/02/2017
With Aleciansm11/02/2017
With Aleciansm211/02/2017
park roughburn C/w round of meall bhaideanach, beinn a chaorainn far south top, beinn a chaorainn south top, beinn a chaorainn, beinn a chaorainn north top, creag meagaidh, creag meagaidh east top, an cearcallach, meall coire choille rais, puist coire ardair, creag mhor, sron a choire, down to aberarder cycled back to car at roughburn.robertphillips15/08/2016
Weather fair with hazy views.MountainMac08/05/2016
CUHWC Roy Bridge trip.AGWilliamson20/09/2015
From Roughburn. On own.MorecambeMonkey25/06/2015
With Beinn Teallachmunromurph19/04/2015
via East Ridge, winter conditions. Poor vis.ajsburns11/02/2015
With Beinn Teallach, from Roughburn - very clear until late 3PM. Loads of snow down to 450m - cold againwychwood29/12/2014
Michael, Helen, Peter, Lottie, Hattie, Alison Blisco29/12/2014
Sunny/overcast, clear, calm, dry day with Robert Wight and Ron Dorn. Great views. Usual route from Roughburn parking spot.6 hours.alexmaclennan24/08/2014
From Roughburn, Beinn a'Chaorainn plus tops and Beinn Teallach.rhalstead17/06/2014
After the very boggy path through the forest this hill was a pleasure to climb. A beautiful sunny day with lovely views all around. Still quite a bit of snow on the tops. Passed a large herd of red deer on the descent.darradog30/05/2014
Did with Dave and Julie Sudellcustard9915/03/2014
East ridge winter climbLoz_mck08/02/2014
ascended from Beallach. A very wet thrash up a pathless hill. Not too difficult though. Very relieved to finally descend out of the clouds. Easy passage through forest back to Tulloch Bunkhouse.banksey15/11/2013
Solo day nice weather with a breeze stunning views all round. Glad I did Chaorainn first. The summit was covered in low cloud for some of the ascent most of the time I was on the top and visability going out to the 1044m top was poor but I did get glimpses of the vertical drops, great views. Cloud cleared from this top when I could view it from Teallach.LizzieG03/07/2013
Up from Roughburn on A86, Beinn A'Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach.tsharp11/06/2013
With Haydn, Ben and John (MPS)rambler_gary02/01/2013
With Pam in the snow. No views but a good hill. Went on to Beinn Teallach with improving weather.milngavie_kenny04/11/2012
Solo, 1st of 2. Decent day, ascent of East ridge. Follow forest trail to ~398851 before heading toward the fun scrambling :) 2hr45 to summit. Bagged all tops before descent to belach for Teallach.bowzi26/08/2012
First Munro with GHC. Misty and breezy.Play2End12/08/2012
Small parking area at forest entrance. Very boggy through gap in trees and even more boggy on the mountain. Thick cloud base and rain. Got confused at first big cairn and needed both GPS and compass to convince me it was not the top!Jhimmy18/07/2012
From Roughburn up through the forest and up the south-west flank. Clear conditions, but chilly up on the summit ridge.Windy Corner03/06/2012
Estimated date - done soloAimless Rambler10/05/2012
Summit climbed via the East Ridge (300m Grade 1 Scramble). Very little snow on the route. The summit had plenty though.simoburn14/02/2012
after beinn teallach - with davemn2318/07/2011
2nd munro of day. Great views all round and interesting corrie on east side of hill.Done with Maggs.dave neilson18/07/2011
group of 5 munros from roughburn beinn teallach, beinn a chaorainn, creag meagaidh, stob poite coire ardair, carn liath cycled back to car from arberarder.robertphillips27/05/2011
Roughburn to Aberarder via Beinn Teallach, Beinn a'Chaorainn, Creag Meagaidh, Stob Poite Coire Ardair and Carn Liath. Day 34 of 59 for all Munros. 23km, +/-1900m, 8 hours.PGCE11/05/2011
With JayColinmac200527/02/2011
With Spike.Wheelsy20/12/2010
Above 600m lots of snow, no views struggle to highest point. Company: Jake the Black Lab who turned very white.iandesbottes14/11/2010
With Ian and Caroline on Beinn Teallach too.nickywood127/05/2010
Fresh snow on top. Bring drop between hills but good views and ok dayakmilne25/04/2010
191st - Solo - from Tulloch Station, completed a circuit of this pair at the 3rd attempt under time pressure from trains. Clear and dry, plenty of snow.RGibbs16/02/2010
From the north after Beinn Teallach. Lots of snow and sun shine. Mrs Mindlessflogger had gone skiing as she had already done these two.mindlessflogger09/02/2010