Name:Carn nan Gobhar
Hill number:936
Height:992.3m / 3256ft
SMC/RHB Section:12B: Killilan to Inverness
Topographical area:HW09 Lapaich-coinntich
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, High Hills of Britain,
Murdo, Yeaman
Grid ref:NH 18191 34351
Summit feature:cairn
Col:794.8m  NH 1712 3467  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 25
(1:25k) 430
Observations:large cairn 260m SSE at NH 18304 34113 is several metres lower
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Very bouldery and rocky summit, though rounded in outline. No views on this visit, w low cloud still covering most of the surroundings and grey cloud covering the sun. Slow bouldery descent to SSE.NorfolkPT2114/07/2024
The Loch Mullardoch 4 Munros - Walkhighlands route in reverse tackling lochside walk firsthummusg08/07/2024
GUIDING DOLLYdonmeister26/05/2024
Munro 81wanderingstar11/05/2024
Loch Mullardoch 4 Munro circuit , final hill, snowy, with Richard and DGillian Walker and Jacquie King. repeat for me.Denise 26/04/2024
Boat from the dam and the Walkhighlands ridge walk in reverse. An Socach, An Socach E Top, An Riabhachan W/SW/main/NE Tops, Sgurr na Lapaich, Carn nan Gobhar and descent over Mullach na Maoile to return to the dam. Tops alternated with sun and snow/cloud. Exciting snow descent from SnL. Excellent views in the clear. Early evening on the final descent is a good time to think about the value for money for the £40 boat fare... With Gillian, Denise and Jacquie.richard6926/04/2024
EUHWC Cannich trip. With Jackie, Jacob, Arnaud, and Joe W. Rough weather but got views off the top! Stunning glenChrisVDM23/03/2024
From Mullardoch Dam, along N shore of loch mostly on path, N side of Allt Coire a' Mhaim crossing at 480m to gain SSE ridge of An Socach. Then followed the ridge line over An Riabhachan, Sgurr na Lapaich and Carn nan Gobhar. Descended E from bealach N of Mullach na Maoile to Allt Mullardoch then S to meet outward track.welshyboyo28/05/2023
Eastern Mullardoch Munros and tops, extending out to Creag Fusaig. from parking at dam. With B and R.jenx14/09/2022
Loch Mullardoch dam - Mullach na Maoile - Carn nan Gobhar - Sgurr na Lapaich - Sgurr nan Clachan Geala - An Riabhachan NE Top - An Riabhachan - An Riabhachan SW Top - An Riabhachan W Top - An Socach - Meall Bac a Chul-dhoire - very hard work along the shore of the loch - dam.Mark Jackson22/08/2022
Carn nan Gobhar (992m), Sgurr na Lapaich (1150m), An Riabhachan (1130m), An Socach (1069m), and included Meall Bac a' Chul-dhoire (496m) on the return for the Loch views. Solo. 22 miles/13 hours, no boat, return via loch. Most summits just in cloud (this one was clear) but some good views just below and some sun glimpses. Bit breezy.meltdiceburg20/07/2022
Mullardoch round of all Munros and all Munro Tops. 3 day backpack.Geoff Briggs13/07/2022
With D , No boat available so walked out along loch then ascent. Very warm. Swim in the pools at left side river before starting steepest climb. Round of 4 then back to Cannich.Rodge04/06/2022
Long hot day with John - made use of Angus's boat service to take us to the base of An Socach, and then did the four munros back around to the dam. Blue Skies and a hot sun made for a very tiring initial ascent, and the 350m ascent up to Sgùrr na Lapaich was a killer. Turned out that 3L of water wasn't enough - doh. Anyway, we made it back to the car in just under 9H - fairly slow, but the heat made it impossible to maintain a quicker pace.mproudfoot24/07/2021
4 Day hike & camping on the ridge N of Loch Mullardoch with family.Tisteln19/07/2021
4 Day hike & camping on the ridge N of Loch Mullardoch with family.Dibber19/07/2021
2 of 6: From Mullach na Maoile. Cloud coming and going. Windy. With Karen.ChrisR18/07/2021
R from Strathfarrar Richard Tait09/07/2021
Dan's birthday 3rdschima1230/06/2021
with MarianDesperate Stan30/06/2021
Mullardoch loop, 12 Munros, 17.5hrsHuwel17/06/2021
From dam up new hydro track into Coire an t-sith, then up slope to saddle and north up ridge. On to Sgurr na Lapaich.Flatfield08/06/2021
See log for An Socachcarole engel31/05/2021
1/4 - all four Munros north of Loch Mullardoch - a fine high ridge walk in good conditions, albeit windy. Descended to wildcamp at the Western end of Loch Mullardochwychwood26/07/2020
With Jack Loch Mullardoch roundfellie24/07/2020
Club walkJamesSDonald14/09/2019
Showers.Chris Blake18/07/2019
Bagged as part of a guided hike with the legend that is Steve Fallon, he holds the record for having completed the Munros x 15 times now!! The hike started at the Mullardoch dam at 8am from where we were raced up the loch in 10mins in a very small boat. We hiked back over the four Munros west to east in this order: An Socach (1069m), An Riabhachan (1130m), Sgurr na Lapaich (1150m) & Carn nan Gobhar (992m). It was overcast most of the day with the sun only appearing on the final summit, which made a sunny and pleasant walk out along a new hydro track, 9:45 hours all in.chillyman819/06/2019
Left the boat at 0900 Summit at 1850 After descending to the bealach the snow was just a dusting The low cloud looked like it was here to stay & we would get a summit with a typical Scottish view. We took some photos at the first cairn rather disheartened that our luck had run out, suddenly the cloud lifted, amazing views & an amazing cairn came into view a one that deserved munro status, a quick run to the real summit to get the views. With Dianne Scorgie & Paola Cabrelli What an amazing day this is turning out to be So far the summits have been clear when we were thereLizzieG06/05/2019
From Mullardoch dam akong N shore of Loch Mullardoch to Allt Socrach, then E up to An Socach's S ridge (Meall a' Chaisg), followed ridge over An Socach, then to An Riabhachan via W and SW Tops, to NE Top, crossed col to Sgurr na Lapaich and on to Carn nan Gobhar, descending to Allt Mullardoch and joining hydro track back to the dam. With SD.kdbennett20/06/2018
From Mullardoch dam a round of Creag Dubh, Carn nan Gobhar, Sgurr na Lapaich and Sgurr nan Clachan Geala.rhalstead13/06/2018
SoloGeraldine Fardon01/06/2018
Tim Elliot neil hutton27/05/2018
Solo. From Creag Dubh and then down over Mullach na Maoile.Dangerous Dave20/05/2018
Whole ridge to An Socach from the dam, long walk back alongside the Loch.tomd423/09/2017
2nd time. Parked at West end of Strathfarrar. 4 Munros on south side of glen, followed by An Cruachan as a short diversion on the way back. 26km, 2100m up and down. Lady at the gate her usual cheery self: gave me a bollocking for driving up to the gate 3 minutes before 9am!PGCE03/07/2017
Easy ascent and Stony descent to the loch, with intermittent path. Lovely weather. A great day.mn2309/06/2017
4th and last munro of the day. Summit on northern most cairn. Passed lower cairn in search of a path down to Loch Mullardoch and walk back to car below the dam. Fantastic long day walk. Really enjoyable. Good start with Angus's boat trip.dave neilson09/06/2017
Camped at the dam, boat up the loch, Long day with a bit of mist and a bit of a breeze but improving. Enjoyable.Capt Malbec21/05/2017
revisit for the tops, C/W round of mullach a ghlas thuill, stob a choire brig, braigh a choire brig, squrr nan clachan geala, squrr na lapaich, carn nan gobhar, creag dubh, creag feusag, mullach tarsuinn, from mullardoch dam.robertphillips15/05/2017
Up from Dam car park via Mullach na Maoile. Nioce descent via Allt Taige.squeegs07/05/2017
Anticlockwise round of the Mullardoch Munros. On own.MorecambeMonkey03/05/2017
Long ridgewalk in steadily improving conditions, from blustery showers and low cloud to calm and sunny. Ferry into An Socach and walked back to car.alexmaclennan22/06/2016
With Paul. Up at 6am from tent in Affric to try and beat the rain- we did until descent.younggl04/04/2016
With ChristineKeith9914/08/2015
Epic. Boat out, scrambling in places, bum slide in June, avalanche damage on Sgurr na Lapaich. Great day with Rod, Stephen and Andrew.SS23/06/2015
Grassy slope to here from Sgurr na Lapaich was full of snow so I was glad to get down here!nickywood108/06/2015
On the TGO Challenge with Sue - Hill 11, on west to east traverse, from camp at NH 172 351Phreerunner10/05/2015
Tricky descent through boulder field to Bealach then descent east to. Office to stalkers track on east side do Allt Mullardoch back to dam.munromurph29/06/2014
With Vicky. Epic circuit. Fidget29/06/2014