Name:Carn na Caim
Hill number:389
Height:940.8m / 3087ft
RHB Section:05B: Loch Ericht to Glen Tromie and Glen Garry
County/UA:Perth and Kinross, Highland
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Spey, Tay
Watershed:Mull of Kintyre to Rattray Head, Firth of Tay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, High Hills of Britain,
Murdo, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 67704 82142
Summit feature:cairn
Col:612.7m  NN 7204 8681  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 42
(1:25k) OL51W 394W
Survey:Leica RX1250
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First of Four summits to reach Two Munro’s and their subsidiary tops, from the lay by on the A9 a Fifteen mile hike with 3500ft of ascent and taking Six and half hours.WAYNE ROWLETT18/05/2024
First munro day of the year, with Alma Aurea. A beautiful day forecast, so we climbed Carn na Caim South Top (914.6m), Carn na Caim (Munro, 940.8m), A' Bhuidheanach (881.1m) and A' Bhuidheanach Bheag (Munro, 936m). Sunny most of the day, clear summits and some snow to enhance the views, but not too much to spoil them. Beautiful 360 views of all the surrounding munro ranges. Great summit. /Dmeltdiceburg31/03/2024
With Jack From Loch Duin (very cold camp in the valley)fellie14/01/2024
2 of 6: From Meall Odhar Mor. Ground frozen. Cloud down at the top. With Sam.ChrisR26/11/2023
With Alasdairduchally09/10/2023
From layby on Dumochter Pass on a grey rainy day. Up wide track to ridge then north along track to large summit cairn before returning south along same track but continuing to ABhbh , Munro no 2.Denise 04/10/2023
Parked at A9 layby. Carn na Caim S Top, Carn na Caim, A'Bhuidheanach Bheag and A'Bhuidheanach on the way back. Very wet underfoot, showery and tops in cloud initially, clearing a little later. With Gillian and Denise.richard6904/10/2023
Mist, cold SE wind, dampness. No views. Path pretty good these days, though. A' Bh Bh first, then this, then back to Layby 87; 4.5h all told.NorfolkPT2127/09/2023
On way back from SkyeD.Hoyle08/09/2023
Easy path to follow in the snow from south top.colinfielding24/04/2023
Glorious dayShinydiscoba11z27/02/2023
Carn na Caim South Top & Carn na Caim from parking on A9.JasonStark14/01/2023
Layby on A9 at NN639820 - Carn na Caim S Top - Carn na Caim - A’ Bhuidheanach Bheag - layby.Mark Jackson16/08/2022
With Martha from AP, also inc. A'Bhuidheanach. Drizzle early on with several heavy showers but gradually drying up but remaining overcast. Blustery SW wind. Not the most exciting mountains!Neily There06/08/2022
With Rob from A9. Followed tractor tracks past shooting butts up hillside to tongue of snow leading to shoulder on broad summit ridge. Donned crampons for ascent of icy slope. Long ridge walk to insignificant cairn on rounded summit. Many people on beautiful day with spectacular views all round. Returned same way. A fine daydavid.walker4006/03/2022
With Karen, perfect winter conditionsHighland Days05/03/2022
Followed the book along the track up from the A9. Look out for a track to your left and you will follow old fence posts to the summit. Retrace your steps back.Aristotle Chip21/01/2022
With a guide. Lots of nav practice on featureless terrain on a damp, misty day.liljonb17/10/2021
Lovely clear sunny day made this more enjoyable than I was expecting- good viewsyounggl15/10/2021
Càrn na Caim and A' Bhuidheanach Bheag from Drumochter - Walkhighlands routehummusg20/08/2021
Circuit of tops from Drumochter.thekirkie pirate15/07/2021
Carn na Caim S & Main topsa d A' Bhuidheanach Bheag, with PR and family, as per Walkhighlands route. Easy terrain throughout.TRG31814/07/2021
Overnight camp at Loch Cuaich, ascent of Carn na Caim following track by Allt a Choire Chaim. Following track and fence line to A'Bhuidheanach, ascent of A'Bhuidheanach Mhor and A'Bhuidheanach Bheag. Return on same route to unnamed peak (902) on Carn na Chaim and descent along old track on NW slope and good track to hydroelectric pipeline. Return to Dalwhinnie along acquaduct track. Hot.raymooremanx30/06/2021
From Layby 93 on the A9, near Cuaich, over Carn na Caim and then dropping down to Layby 87. Cycled back to Layby 93 along the A9. Weather: Sunny spells; Cold NW windgeoffh1214/06/2021
After sleeping at Craig Meagaidh carpark. Started out on bike but pushing directly into 30mph wind not great – left it at 725m spot height. Very windy, some sunshine. Rounsfell03/06/2021
22km loop of the two munros (5hrs in not great conditions)Nicky C21/12/2020
excellent day out walking with Brian Smith and Gus. Good views but cloud came in near end.Kevthecat12/11/2020
Did at same time as A' Bhuidheanach Bheagsupermario12/11/2020
From the South top. Return same way.Trotticus27/09/2020
Circuit from Balsporran CottagesAjm031026/09/2020
Lots of ups and down - a long way - and some rough. Clare & Skye.Scmccabe 17/09/2020
Solo HFB09/08/2020
Ascent from layby 87 on the A9.Dry conditions for the two Munros of A' Bhuidheanach Bheag & Cairn na Caim. Two rather boring grassy hills.knarf16/07/2020
With Sunny and Iain Carn na Caim & A' Bhuidheanach BheagHuwel11/07/2020
Done with A'Bhuidheanach Bheag - with John and Islay - clag and snow above 600m mproudfoot22/12/2019
Andrew, Chris, Jane, WillieNHWC14/12/2019
Carn na Caim and A'Bhuidheanach Beag from where the cycle route meets the A889 to the south of Dalwhinnie. Route and write-up at:
Weather fair.MountainMac23/07/2019
65th Munrolojzi86062120/04/2019
Solo - from Bus stop, Dalwhinnie road end 17:07Topsaswell18/04/2019
R high winds clag Richard Tait20/02/2019
Climbed Carn na Caim and A'Bhuidheanach Bheag from the A9. Pretty slow going in soft, deep snow.Geoff Briggs06/02/2019
With Lionel and Geraldine. Perfect day, sun, lots of snowChris Blake02/02/2019
From layby 87 on A9, up track to A'Bhuidheanach, continuing to A'Bhuidheanach Bheag, then on to Glas Meall Mor, returning to A'Bhuidheanach Bheag, along ridge to Carn na Caim South Top and Carn na Caim, descending down same track to A9. With JS.kdbennett23/09/2018
Solo HFB11/08/2018
On TGO ChallengeColin Crawford17/05/2018
hard work wading through snow but great views all round.gettingonabit20/02/2018
Along the plateau, just above the cloud base. Deep snow, so no sign of the track, followed the fence posts, most of them partially buried, the rest totally buried in snow. As the wind was behind us we continued on to the NNW spur, then NW down steep snowy (briefly icy) slopes, then west through tiring soft deep snow back to the A9 1 km north of the Dalwhinnie turn.Owen B16/02/2018
Parked in layby 87 for an early start on a superb November day: snow enough to walk dryshod over the summit plateau bogs, good visibility and frequent sun. Made the most of it with a long, rangy circuit: Carn na Caim South Top, CnC, A'Bhuideanach, A'B Bheag, Glas Meall Mor, Meall Uaine, Meall a'Chaorainn. Back down the track as darkness fell, somehow managing to stay upright on the ice patches, having left the spikes in the car to save weight. A'BB was my 141st Munro: half way there, but the difficult half awaits...Nick Down119/11/2017