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Name:Beinn a' Ghlo - Carn Liath
Hill number:429
Height:976m / 3202ft
RHB Section:06B: Pitlochry to Braemar and Blairgowrie
County/UA:Perth and Kinross (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Grid ref:NN 93608 69822
Summit feature:large cairn
Col:765m  NN938714  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 43
(1:25k) OL51E 394E
Observations:cairn base is 80cm higher than trig point flush bracket
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 711 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Ali great day out- long descent on walk outpaddyirish28/09/2019
Cold start but hot finishKevthecat20/09/2019
Super views up here today. It will be even better when they have finished working on the path.Alancache12/08/2019
Ascent of Carn Liath from Loch Moraig. On to Beinn Mhaol and Bràigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain. Descent to coll at Bealach an Fhiodha and ascent of Carn nan Gabhar (Beinn a’Ghlo). Descent from Bealach an Fhiodha and return to track and return to Loch Moraig.raymooremanx06/07/2019
With D from St ARodge22/06/2019
Ascent via footpath from Monzie with a toddler in a carry pack (not recommended unless fit and confident on steep loose ground). Drizzle in between sunny spells. Then decided against the rest of the mountains in Bienn a'Ghlo with time and the weather closing in. Descended via gravel and boggy path down the Allt Coire na Saobhaidh.Canny28/05/2019
cLIMBED WITH lORNA, jAMES, jOHNNY AND mILLY.Skerryvore06/05/2019
Brilliant day with trimarc2 and GFE experiencing sunshine, hail, snow and wind. Ascent from the car park by the Loch - Beinn a' Ghlo - Carn Liath, Beinn a' Ghlo - Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, Beinn a' Ghlo - Carn nan Gabhar and then off over Airgoid Bheinn back. 23km total.Fionalevey03/05/2019
From Loch Moraig with FE and GE. Mainly fine with some snow and hail showers on a windy day. All 3 of Beinn a'Ghlo peaks. Paths in better condition than I expected so easy navigation as cleartrimarc203/05/2019
With Karen, Gary Ashmore, Deborah McFarlane & Lynne EdwardsHighland Days30/03/2019
Round of 3 munros, only 3 swans at loch todaycjo01/03/2019
Round of 3 Beinn a'Ghlo munros from Loch Moraig - mild, light breeze, no snow, mostly high cloud all daywychwood11/01/2019
Loch Moraig there and back. 5.9 miles, 2:50callumorr03/01/2019
Beinn a'Ghlo Munros from Loch Moraig (where there were 5 Whooper Swans)Geoff Briggs20/12/2018
Debs and Talisker, Carn Laith & Cnoc Monzie. To windy for the ridge.Mountain Goat02/10/2018
Park at Loch Moriag, Carn Liath to Braigh Coire Cruinn-bhalgain to Carn nan Gabhar, returning via valley.gandrew08/09/2018
Carn Liath, Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, Carn nan Gabhar with GuyHuwel08/09/2018
Great day, clear blues skies and no wind.denisB5212/05/2018
Path up was quite new which made it a bit tricky underfoot. But well worth it! My 3rd Munroeilidh06/05/2018
Cold bright day - trickiest bit was driving to the road end over ice and snow.younggl26/11/2017
A straightforward walk up to here. Time and energy meant this was the only top today. Lovely rainbow on the way down and clouds were kind enough to lift for the lunch stop on the top.Walker Dan26/10/2017
Climbed from Loch Moraig- up the track alongside Allt Coire Lagain- to Carn nan Gabhar first- then Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain and finishing with Carn Laith returning down the main ascent route.chillyman808/10/2017
Penny Penny Pen Pen & Fergaloooooooo <3jennygraham24/09/2017
With TMD. We walked the Beinn a’ Ghlò range. Firstly climbing Càrn Liath (975m) before continuing to Bràigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain (1070m), then climbing to Airgiod Bheinn (1061m) before finally reaching the ultimate summit of the range at Càrn nan Gabhar, at 1129 metres. From the last summit there is no easy way back, so we dropped very steeply down the side of the mountain to Loch Loch to see the RAF Hercules XV 193 crash site, before making the long walk back through the valley on the track.meltdiceburg02/06/2017
From Loch Moraig, the whole ridge walk with some bonus humps and tumps. Light snow showers. TRig within low wind shelter and separate large cairn, Quartzite.Denise 16/04/2017
Beinn a' Ghlo traverse, back via Glen Tiltquadbarrel04/12/2016
16th Munrolojzi86062101/10/2016
TD & CThis Dog29/08/2016
From Loch Moraig a round of Beinn a'Ghlo - Carn Liath, Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, Carn nan Gabhar and Airgiod Bheinn.rhalstead12/06/2016
Early start up the obvious path from Loch Moraig.mindlessflogger30/05/2016
This trio of hills present a significant walking challenge which we discovered was a running challenge for many. The guide recommended climbing the closest first. We selected to reverse the order to offer and increasing incentive to complete the trip. After walking the rough track we turned off at the cairn marking the beginnings of a well worn track across the heather leading to a steep ascent via a stoney ridge Airgiod Bheinn which leads on to the col and the summit ridge beyond leading to Carn nan Gabhar with its trig point and 1 metre higher summit cairn, beyond. Moving back, contouring round to the col to Braigh Coire Chruinn-Bhalgain which was achieved with a steep initial ascent followed by a finely graded sigmoid ridge to the Carn Liath with airy views across the rolling surrounding countryside. The well graded descent helped the legs cope with the last miles of this tremendous walk made better by favourable weather conditions.david.walker4015/05/2016
Clockwise circuit of Beinn a'Ghlo Munros from Loch Moraig. On own.MorecambeMonkey23/04/2016
Long day with eldest daughter Jessica.frameworks20/03/2016
Set off about half four from the car park. Met a couple from last years Barra 1/2 marathon on the way in. hard steep climb up to top.GravelMonkey05/09/2015
Weather fair.MountainMac13/08/2015
Was bagging the trig. With JSW from Australia. Good views. Never met a soul although we saw a couple of folk in the distance.BigJ12/08/2015
Climbed via usual route from Loch Moraig. Summit in cloud, but weather generally reasonable.mcbboyd31/07/2015
Got a lift to Loch Moraig and then Carn Liath, Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain and Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain. Dropped down to Glen Tilt/Allt Fheannach via Coire Mearach and then a long walk back to Glen Tilt car park.tsharp03/06/2015
With Laura HowieTopsaswell30/05/2015
With Glasgow HF CLUB and with Tom William Carol and Alanmunromurph19/04/2015
Dromochter 4 in the morning, Beinn a'Ghlo 3 in the afternoon. Day 49 of 59 for all Munros.PGCE18/04/2015
Been quite a wait, nearly 7 years since my previous Munro. Need to make sure that it won't be that long again until my next.Alex C10/04/2015
with Davidamelialloyd11/01/2014
Wind chill at the top meant we did not stop long but headed over and down to the col with BCCB for some shelter and sustenanceRoblex04/11/2013
My first Munro!! Guided by Mr Sheppard ;)Emski29/10/2013
Up usual route with three more Murdos after, fairly quiet, nice cool breeze and good visibility.Columba31/07/2013
Circular walk from Loch Maraig. Lovely sunny, light wind, good views walk with Jeff and Ron. 7 hours.alexmaclennan01/06/2013
From Loch Moraig. Route straight forward but wet in places between the track and the SW ridge.Topographer5703/09/2012
The traditional walk onto Beinn a'Ghlo , a walk in from Loch Moraig and then the tough slog up the Carn Liath highway. fantastic views from the top over the rest of the hill and over the Blair Atholl areatorkm08/07/2012