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Name:Gairbeinn
Hill number:631
Height:895.5m / 2938ft
RHB Section:09B: Glen Albyn and the Monadh Liath
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Spey
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,Y)
Grid ref:NN 46052 98516
Summit feature:3 stones on outcrop
Drop:211m
Col:685m  NH545013  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 34
(1:25k) OL55 401
Survey:obvious summit/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 248 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Solo. From camper van at Melgarve bothy.John Lee10/11/2019
P a little E of Melgrave. Visited Gairbeinn, Carn an Aonaich Odhair, Geal Charn & Corrieyairack Hill. With Bolton & Jon F. A few cm of snow on tops - the weather just got better & better - a classic hill day.ger07/11/2019
Good parking at Melgarve. Heded up the burn from 460962. Good snow but very windy. With Ger and Jon F.bolton07/11/2019
A good day in slightly wintry conditions, with ger and bolton.Jon F07/11/2019
Walked up the grassy slopes from Melgarve. Solo.Dangerous Dave01/07/2019
A good round from Melgarva Bothy though cut short by ominous rumbles of thunder and lightening flashes. Corrieyairack Hill(Ct); Bac nam Furan(Ct); Geal Charn(C); Gairbheinn(C); Gairbheinn N top(Ct); Carn Dearg (Gt); Creag Mor(Ct) and back down to bothydickscroop29/06/2019
Alan,Chris,Gavin,Jan,Jane,Toril,WillieNHWC23/06/2019
TGO Challenge 2018twg2716/05/2018
TGOC 2018 There and back ascent from Melgarve bothy leaving packs.alexmaclennan15/05/2018
Due west from Meall na h-Aisre. Low cloud and rain. Bog not as bad as I had heard. A deep river that I wasn't expecting was easily crossed 100m upstream. Aimed for Dubh Lochan, but the area and bog around was soaked. Started on south-west ridge but along with rain was high winds. Face blasted to bits. Long walk back to Garva Bridge. Lots of deer and saw farmer feeding them for the slaughter!Jhimmy22/04/2018
With Colin. Weather, low cloud.iansm19/04/2018
KeithByTheC31/07/2017
A circuit of Meall na h-Aisre and Gairbeinn on a stunning spring day, starting from Garva Bridge and the bike stashed at Melgarve for a quick return (I'm allergic to walking on tarmac). MnhA is unremarkable, but the peat bogs connecting it to Gairbeinn are reminiscent of Kinder Scout on anabolic steroids. Following the ruined fence provides a good guide to the easiest going. Dry weather is a great help; you can float effortlessly across the peat. The highlight is being able to walk the full length of the splendid, mossy summit ridge of Gairbeinn. Bag these hills now before the view is spoiled by the huge windfarm currently under construction.Gill01/05/2017
With MN from Melgarve. Many deer plus distant eagletrimarc221/06/2016
2000th Tump.andrew brown30/04/2016
CKSheilaS02/01/2016
Circuit from Melgarve: Meall a'Chuit, Carn Dearg, Gairbeinn N Top, Gairbeinn. Cloudy but lifted above these tops during walk.RobertP05/11/2015
With Ian Coker, SMMC Raeburn meet.clashcityrocker03/11/2015
Fifth day of a trip to NW Highlands - climbed on return due to poor weather. From Melgarve. Along to Corrieyairack Hill. An unremarkable hill. We did not have a view from the summit, but did for most of the ascent. With DW & SL.AGWilliamson23/09/2014
Alone, making use of MTB on track from Garva Bridge.Grinner20/07/2014
Did after Meall na h-Aisre. Very hot. As it had been dry recently the peat bogs between the 2 hills were okduchally18/06/2014
last marilyn of the year, straight up from the south from road end car parkvegibagger30/12/2013
With Wendy and Norman G. Steve T. as well. Cold and windy but clear.Play2End23/02/2013
from melgarve.robertphillips15/09/2012
Done during heatwave. Hard work but good hills. From Melgarve.Alan22/05/2012
selfdavidsbatty09/04/2012
with K, mostly sunny, good views to N & W, in fresh snow. Garbeinn a cracking ridge for these parts although we followed fence to CYarrick, from Melgarve. Golden eagle, ptarmigan.niallp04/03/2012
low cloud dayNozzer07/02/2012
Despite its remoteness Gairbeinn is an easy ascent from the public road end 500m east of Melgarve. The local ground is smooth and mostly dry, the vegetation is short and there were surprisingly few insects even in sheltered sections.Topographer5705/08/2011
Up from road end passed Garve Bridge, @ NN500953, walked on the old road to top of pass. Picked up Corrieyairack Hill tops, then via Geal Carn to Gairbeinn.Back down hill to Melgarve.nordicstar22/04/2011
Galltywenallt28/04/2009
3 of 3: From Geal Charn.ChrisR03/02/2007
AloneSpudGunn01/11/2004
From Corrieyairack road, got confused and ended up driving too far, it was drivable much further than I though. Eventually worked out I'd gone wrong and was climbing the wrong hill, and had to track back!douglas_easton22/06/2003
MC JC. Very hot day. 23 deg at car. From Melgarve. Lazed on top looking at hazy views. Spotted Meall nan Teanga - DC final Munro the week before. A good half day.Martin6601/06/2003
As per Corbett guide. Once famous along with Corrieyairick as being two hills of same Corbett height but with less than 500' drop between them.Aye Jimmy02/06/2001
Bagged during weekend stay at MelGarve.gman09/09/1999
Round of Corrieyairack Hill, Carn a'Chuilinn, Carn Easgann Bana and Gairbeinn from the Corrieyairack Pass.Eddie05/07/1997
From C a A O. Couldn't have found the way in mist without the fence posts. Sharp right turn and to top at 15.00. Nice little peak. No view.arranc25/06/1997
Ascended from Garva Bridge in cloudy conditions, having first climbed Corrieyairack Hill. Earlier ascent from the Fort Augustus side in July 1991.JohnW19/05/1997
On the TGO ChallengeBLACKHILL14/05/1997
KT Uisdean2518/01/1997
With BruceRobF22/08/1996
Solo. From Garva Bridge walked on the old military road which goes over Corrieyairack Pass. At NN420986 ascended to Corrieyairack Hill. Then over Geal Charn, Gairbein, points 870m, 786m, 758m, Meall na h-Aisre. The descent was beside Allt Coire Iain Oig to reach Garva Bridge. Weather good. A bit slow due to peat hags.pwbellarby01/07/1995
Route 70 in Cicerone guide to be published in 2012ancient brit30/10/1993
Self and Taffy; with Corrieyairack HillInvicta1408/07/1992
Corbett bagging: Gairbeinn, Corrieyairack Hill and Meall na h-Aisre RHW26/10/1991
sclater01/01/1970
clanbonham30/11/2019
decibel27/07/2019