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Name:A' Chaoirnich [Maol Creag an Loch]
Hill number:416
Height:875m / 2871ft
RHB Section:06A: Glen Tromie to Glen Tilt
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 73526 80702
Summit feature:cairn and ground to 5m W
Col:662m  NN766801  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 42
(1:25k) OL51W 394W
Observations:cairn 580m S at NN 73481 80114 is at least 5m lower and should not be mistaken for the summit
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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From A9 (parked in S-bound layby immediately S of track start) cycled along track to Sronphadruig Lodge, walked on 1km or so, forded river and up the S ridge of An Dun to S summit, continued to N summit, descended NE slopes, forded (easily) Allt na Craoibhe and Allt Loch an Duin, then ascended A' Chaoirnich up slopes immediately NE of Allt Bruthach nan Spardan, to summit, continuing S along ridges, descending back to Sronphadruig Lodge and cycled back to A9.kdbennett21/07/2020
Solo, from Dalnacardoch on MTB. Round of Loch an Duin.John Lee09/11/2019
Climbed with Richard on the way back from Aviemore after a great week at Elphin, Ullapool, Aviemore. Nice weather and great visibility with the exception of a couple of brief showers.amcculloch21/06/2019
Biked in, and then slunk round to the west ridge of An Dun, since the south ridge was a bit snowed up and looked a bit too tricky wearing trainers (mountain rescue police anyone?). Over the top and down the north east ridge (somewhat steep), across the river (easy) and up A'Chaoirnich by the grassy wedge opposite the footbridge (steeper still). Nice stroll over the plateau, and back to the bike for a quick blast down the hill. Proper mountains - steep and interesting.Gill28/04/2017
With M. Easier than An Dun, with path most of the way, but tiring after having already climbed one hill. Another exhilarating cycle back, very quick.douglas_easton28/04/2017
After a bike ride from Dalnacardoch, solo. Also went up An Dun. 5.5 hours for the whole trip.Phreerunner09/04/2017
Solo. Climbed up heathery slopes directly to summit.Dangerous Dave22/09/2016
Overnight circuit from Dalnacardoch. Followed track most of way to An Dun, but ford not possible to cross so took rough route to reach small dam and cross to climb S via S ridge of An Dun and visit both tops, camped at base of ridge. Light snowfall overnight then climbed Meall na Spianaig, A' Chaoirnich, the two possible tops of Bruthach na Creagan, returning S to climb Sron Odhar and rough traverse across lower section of Glas Choire and over broad ridge to Edendon Water and track of ascent route. Some sunshine and light covering of snow on tops on day 2.RobertP27/03/2016
JW, cycle approachUisdean2531/10/2015
Did after An Dun.duchally13/10/2015
Cycled in from the A9, to do this A'Chaoirnich and An Dun. Managed to find the little bump 5m west of the small cairn.Robinho0808/11/2014
After An Dun. The glaciated valley between the two Marilyns is archetypal i.e. like one out of a geography textbook.Martin R29/10/2014
Cycle in from the north down glen Tromie, what good views to the south and across Rannoch to he top of glen Coe, also the Cairngorms.Nozzer28/07/2014
cornice above usual ascent route necessitated crawling up steeply further north.oatcake11/04/2014
Bagged with An Dun from Edendon Bridge on A9. The walk in and out is long and hard on the feet! The hills are particularly steep also so the small size of the hills (relatively) shouldn't be under estimated.Columba26/08/2013
Dalnacardoch - An Dun - A' Chaoirnich - Dalnacardochdavidpettit8415/07/2013
Circuit from Sronphadruig Lodge after bike in.jimbloomer01/06/2013
alone SheilaS01/10/2012
From A9 Trinafor. Backpak track to old lodge, g8 camp by river under An Dun. Up steeps of An Dun, over tops and circuit Nth to climb A'Chaoirnich. Off S end and Graham top. Overnight nr Dun, good weather but frosty, out in morning 7am, 1.5hr walknordicstar02/06/2012
an dun and a chaornich maol creag an loch cycled to end of track.robertphillips11/03/2012
Via An Dun after cycling up from Dalnacardoch to Sronphadruig.Topographer5715/08/2010
With Chris, using bike on track.Grinner17/10/2009
1 of 3: From Dalnacardoch Lodge.ChrisR22/05/2007
see An DunIanHHill08/09/2004
With Keith Taylor via MTB from south and in conjunction with An DunSpudGunn30/05/2004
Solo trip, from camp; with An DunInvicta1426/05/2004
Solo, with An Dun, from N.amswanston23/01/2004
Solo. Dalnacardoch by MTB to Stronpha Druig Lodge then anti-clockwise to A'Chaoirnich & An Dun by its north ridge. A blustery misty autumnal morning.Vin26/10/2003
MC JC. With An Dun. From Dalnacardoch on the A9. Cycled against a strong N headwind and intermittent drizzle to Sronphgruig Lodge. Dropped bikes and climbed steep slopes in lee of wind to An Dun. Heavy legs! Traversed An Dun to N and climbed even steeper slopes up the side of Maol Creag an Loch. Narrowly missed treading on ptarmigan and 2 small chicks. One angry bird!Martin6617/06/2001
Route 60 in Cicerone guide to be published in 2012ancient brit26/06/2000
On the TGO ChallengeBLACKHILL19/05/2000
Climbed in combination with An Dun a few years ago.gman09/09/1999
After doing An Dun. This hill seemed to have four 'summits'; the third had a large cairn but this (4th and most northerly) was the official one.Aye Jimmy06/08/1998
Solo with bike Uisdean2512/07/1998
From An Dun. |Downhill into wind to cross Gaich path, around foot of the loch to col on east side of glen. On faint path up through heather to visible horizon and onto plateau for 1 1/2m to N top. Left pack at S top which was higher. 14.00. At car 17 1/2m - 6 3/4 hrs.arranc26/05/1997
Along track from Dalnacardoch to Sronphadruig Lodge, then up An Dun and on to A'ChaoirnichGallovidian06/05/1996
A long run up the track and back from Dalnacardoch.Eddie04/11/1995
Crossed from the north side of An Dun to ascend in cloudy, wet conditions. Returned down track to A9.JohnW23/10/1995
Cairngorm Club weekend meet based at Newtonmore. Alone. From Dalnacardoch Lodge following the Gaick Pass to near Sronphadruig Lodge. Ascended to the summit of Craig an Loch*. There is a medium sized cairn at the grid reference given in Munro's tables, 1974 edition, but the real summit is further north where there are two or three stones only to mark the spot. I descended to NW and crossed Allt Loch an Dùin by a bridge. Hence up NNE ridge to summit of An Dùn**. Descended to S to join Gaick Pass route back to starting point. Notes added in 2016: *1981 edition of Munro’s Tables has position of top changed to the highest point. 1990 revision of Tables has name changed to Maol Creag an Loch. Now called A’ Chaoirnich. **There are two summits on An Dùn, both of height 827m. Currently the north summit is given as the Marilyn and the south summit as the Corbett. Note added in 2017: DBIH now gives the south summit of An Dun as the Marilyn as well as the Corbett.pwbellarby07/03/1993
Carn na Caim and a' Bhuidheanach Bheag (plus tops), also An Dun and Maol Creag an Loch RHW13/04/1990
Sick Kid09/08/2019