Carn a Mhaim and Sgor Mor

Munros: Carn a'Mhaim
Corbetts: Sgor Mor

Date walked: 12/06/2018

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 29km

Ascent: 1198m

Fortunate to be able to do mid-week walks and recently have been doing some of the Cairngorms routes,and with the recent good weather the conditions have been ideal.The usual option for the Munro is to do a bike and hike and include Ben Macdui into the route,As I had done Macdui previously,I saw an option to do the Munro and also add the Corbett Sgor Mor to the day.The route to Carn a Mhaim was straightforward,just followed the Walk Highlands directions,have to admit it's a beautiful area for walks.Once I came off the hill,rejoined the Lairig Ghru pathway for about 500 metres and then diverted south towards the Allt Prear nam Merieach stream,fortunately the water level was low and just past a noticeable waterfall I crossed over.Underfoot conditions were bone dry,imagine under normal conditions this could be a bog-fest,however made good progress due south and reached the point between Creagan nan Gabhar and Sgor Mor,fairly easy from that point to reach the summit.The views over to the main Cairngorm Hills was worth the effort.
The route out would be to stay up on the ridge to Sgor Dubh and head south-east back to the Linn of Dee,however I noticed a path at Glen Dee which looked promising,just headed for the stream which was south of the summit,once again easy walking through short heather,crossed over the stream and eventually joined the stalkers path north of the River Dee,from that point an enjoyable walk back to the Linn of Dee car-park.

Click to mark this as a great report. Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

Meall Dearg from Amulree

Attachment(s) Grahams: Meall Dearg
Date walked: 07/04/2018
Distance: 19km
Ascent: 400m
Views: 193

Whats that on the horizon ? Another wind-farm

Grahams: Windy Standard
Donalds: Alhang, Windy Standard
Date walked: 20/05/2017
Distance: 15km
Ascent: 730m
Views: 401

Middlefield Law

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Middlefield Law
Date walked: 26/07/2016
Distance: 3km
Ascent: 150m
Views: 504

Two for a rainy day

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Beinn nan Oighreag, Meall nam Maigheach
Date walked: 02/07/2016
Distance: 19km
Ascent: 825m
Views: 498

Ben Lomond and Cruinn a Bheinn

Attachment(s) Munros: Ben Lomond
Grahams: Cruinn a'Bheinn
Date walked: 14/06/2016
Ascent: 1300m
Views: 877

Cnoc Coinnich and The Brack

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Cnoc Coinnich, The Brack
Date walked: 06/05/2016
Distance: 18km
Ascent: 950m
Views: 1012

Enthusiastic on Mount Keen

Munros: Mount Keen
Date walked: 03/05/2016
Distance: 20km
Ascent: 2408m
Views: 662

Beinn Bheula

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Beinn Bheula
Date walked: 30/04/2016
Distance: 15km
Ascent: 779m
Views: 557

Meall Na Fearna

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Meall na Fearna
Date walked: 19/04/2016
Distance: 17km
Ascent: 930m
Views: 494

jim hutcheson

Activity: Hill Bagger
Pub: decent pub
Mountain: Buachaille Etive Mor
Place: Glencoe
Gear: Boots !!!

Munros: 154
Corbetts: 60
Grahams: 46
Donalds: 70
Wainwrights: 8
Hewitts: 8
Sub 2000: 50

Filter reports



Trips: 2
Distance: 48 km
Ascent: 1598m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1


Trips: 1
Distance: 15 km
Ascent: 730m
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 2


Trips: 7
Distance: 92 km
Ascent: 7342m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 6
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

Joined: Jun 05, 2015
Last visited: Jun 25, 2018
Total posts: 12 | Search posts