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Name:Carn a' Choire Ghairbh
Hill number:876
Height:865m / 2838ft
RHB Section:11B: Glen Affric to Glen Moriston
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
Grid ref:NH 13688 18867
Summit feature:cairn
Col:664m  NH130176  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 34
(1:25k) 414N
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 208 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Long circuit from car park at end of road in Glen Affric. Carn Glas Iochdarach - Carn a'Choire Ghairbh - Aonach Shasuinn - Carn nan Coireachan Cruaidh - Cnap na Stri. Bright, snow above 600m (quite deep in places) with occasional spindrift. Dark on final summit so interesting descent, although later the moon was exceptionally bright, caating strong shadows. Outstanding 360 degree views of snow-covered mountains. Nearly 11h in total.RobertP05/11/2017
Glen Affric - Carn a' Choire Ghairbh - Sail Chaorainn - Aonach Shasuinn - Glen Affricdavidpettit8429/05/2017
With Mora from Glen Affric car park.BLACKHILL14/05/2017
From Strawberry cottage up stalkers path, then onto MunroN.Morters29/04/2017
A scenic and interesting route to avoid the hydro scheme under construction in the Allt Garbh. I walked to the W end of Loch Affric and then climbed the zig zag stalkers path which climbs rather improbably but cleverly up the steep hillside. Although a bit boggy, it gives truly awesome and spectacular views of Glen Affric and the surrounding Munros. This route is way more pleasant than the bog slog up the Allt Garbh, more or less the same distance and much better scenery. The top of the hill has a multiplicity of small sub-ridges to cross on the way to the top.Gill01/11/2016
Long drizzling and blustery ridgewalk from the Glen Affric carpark. Tops clear of cloud.alexmaclennan21/06/2016
Staying with guys n gals from York alpine club in strawberry cottage, circuit over Corbett then south over two Munro tops and two repeat Munros and back down the valley.vegibagger28/05/2016
Round of AS and CCG from Glen Affric.Topographer5712/05/2016
Glorious walk on a perfect day from road end in Affric with J. Along the glen then on track S following Allt Garbh leaving it to climb curving NW ridge of Aonach Shasuinn. Then over An Elric trending NW to col at Cadha Riabhach - a very atmospheric spot surrounded by high snow capped Munros. Up over Carn a' Choire Ghairbh, along to col dropping diagonally to rejoin outward path. Recommended!NotReallyABagger14/05/2015
As Nordicstar says. It rained.Martin R10/05/2015
With Will, staying in Drumnadrochit.Grinner02/05/2015
Glen Affric - Carn a' Choire Ghairbh - Aonach Shasuinn - Glen Affric in wintry conditions.benalder28401/05/2015
cloud all the way.oatcake25/06/2014
Completed with the corbets walking into Strawberry CottageJamesSDonald12/07/2013
carn a choire ghairbh and aonach shasuinn from end of public road.robertphillips30/03/2013
Round of Shasuinn and Coire Ghairbh from Affric. Route in SMC book incorrect, and outward too! Used Cougie path to gain track to Coire Ghairbh in stormy wet weather w Jenx and Brian K. Onward ridge to Choire Ghairbh and ridge out to non existent stalkers path, wet mass moraine down by river, be aware!!nordicstar28/08/2012
Solo tripInvicta1404/05/2012
Wonderful walk on Corbett pair from Glen Affric, staying near Cannich.douglas_easton29/06/2010
From the RE in Glen Affric. The path shown on the map tended to disappear in thick heather then went through lots of gloomy hollows after Na Cnapain. These Corbetts are between-and well below bigger mountains- and perhaps understandably- seem a bit neglected by walkerspwheeler29/05/2010
MC JC With Aonach Shasuinn. Third day on the hill. Very wet underfoot. From G. Affric. Path up Allt Garbh no longer appears to cross the burn with new plantation in place. Rising traverse to Carn a'Choire Ghairbh across hillside. Rather undistinguished hill. Good view however to Sail Chaorainn. Nice traverse round to An Elric in sunny conditions with great views to Affric peaks. Plenty of ptarmigan, spiders and lizards. Steep climb back to Aonach Shasuinn. Descended SE ridge, the N into corrie. Rough. 8.5h round trip.Martin6602/05/2010
Circuit from Affric Lodge, up via Loch Affric, returning east along ridgerjf3506/08/2009
Alone. ON circuit from Glen Affric inc. Aonach ShasuinnSpudGunn26/06/2009
2 of 2: From Carn Glas lochdarach.ChrisR14/03/2008
Aonach Shasuinn (NH 174181) & Carn a'Choire Ghairbh (NH 174188) S/F NH200233 Calm, warm, dry, cloudbse >2500', broken. Overnight camp at NH179221 prior to ascent.John Young01/08/2004
From car park near Affric Lodge, took the route as described in the SMC Corbett guide, to include Aonach Shasuinn.Aye Jimmy30/05/2001
Munro top clear up and Corbett round from the Cluanie road: Sgurr nan Conbhairean, Sail Chaorainn, Mullach Fraoch-choire and A'Chralaig.Eddie04/06/1995
Solo. From forestry commission car park at the end of the road in Glen Affric. Walked on the track on the south side of the glen, going up path near Allt Garbh. Could not cross the burn where the map shows the path crossing, but got across higher up. Up path going up Na Cnapain rather indistinct lower down, more defined higher up. To summit of Carn Glas lochdarach and hence along broad ridge to reach Carn a Choire Ghairbh. Descended SW and then steeply W to reach track in Gleann na Ciche. Followed track in Glen Affric to car park. Dry cloud above summits soft snow above 500m.pwbellarby22/04/1995
MM Uisdean2526/12/1994
from Iochdarach. Very long walk downhill by old fence and over slabby outcrops and moss to top. 12.45. to Elric.arranc31/05/1994
Corbett bagging (two walks): Aonach Shasuinn & Carn a' Choire Ghairbh, and Carn an Fhreiceadain RHW13/04/1993
Ascended from Glen Affric, having cycled from Cannich.JohnW28/05/1989
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