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Braeriach

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The third highest mountain in Britain, Braeriach is perhaps the finest of the Cairngorms. Reaching its vast summit plateau requires a long approach walk - this remains a truly wild place - whilst all around the plateau are a vast range of dramatic and beautiful corries.

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Region: Cairngorms

Altitude: 1296 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Braeriach circuit from Whitewell

Cairn Toul and Braeriach traverse

Other routes and challenges

In addition to the approaches above via the Sron na Lairige (from Whitewell or the Chalamain Gap) and the descent route to Glen Einich described in the circuit route, another path from higher up Glen Einich ascends via Coire Dhondail.

The epic challenge hereabouts is the ascent of the Cairngorm 4000ers, best accomplished from Speyside. Ascend Brariach via the Chlamain Gap from the Sugar Bowl car park, head round to Cairn Toul and then Corrour Bothy. Use the Allt Clach nan Taillear route onto Ben Macdui, then continue to Cairngorm and back down to the ski centre.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Cairngorms Hotels

Cairngorms B&B

Cairngorms cottages

Cairngorms hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)




Users' walk reports for Braeriach

There are 3621 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Braeriach. They have contributed 106 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Title AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  09/06/2015  29 M10C1
  27/08/2016  25 M5
  26/02/2015  25 M4
  26/01/2012  21 M1
  04/09/2011  21 M1
  02/04/2017  17 M8C1
  13/06/2014  17 M11
  13/07/2013  17 M4
  09/08/2009  16 M1
  15/06/2015  14 M4
  20/07/2013  12 M8
  02/12/2012  12 M1
  24/08/2014  11 M2
  28/03/2017  10 M6
  07/09/2016  9 M6
  11/09/2015  9 M6
  02/10/2014  9 M5
  02/07/2012  9 M7C4
  26/09/2009  8 M1
  19/08/2016  7 M11
  18/06/2013  7 M4
  29/07/2011  7 M7
  30/07/2016  6 M6
  21/07/2016  6 M4
  07/06/2013  6 M4
  18/08/2012  6 M4
  02/06/2012  6 M5
  10/09/2016  5 M1
  15/07/2015  5 M4
  26/07/2014  5 M1
  08/09/2012  5 M3
  25/03/2012  5 M4
  08/06/2011  5 M4
  15/05/1996  5 M4
  18/04/2015  4 M1
  06/07/2013  4 M4
  04/06/2012  4 M6
  04/06/2011  4 M1
  20/07/2017  3 M4
  21/08/2015  3 M1
  21/06/2015  3 M11
  14/04/2014  3 M4
  12/10/2013  3 M1
  28/09/2013  3 M1
  23/09/2013  3 M5
  10/08/2013  3 M6
  27/05/2012  3 M4
  12/08/2011  3 M5
  19/03/2011  3 M1
  19/06/2017  2 M8
  19/06/2016  2 M5
  22/08/2015  2 M6
  19/08/2013  2 M1
  17/08/2013  2 M4
  07/06/2013  2 M7
  01/06/2013  2 M4
  31/03/2013  2 M8
  24/06/2011  2 M8
  28/06/2010  2 M4
  17/07/1976  2 M4
  18/09/2015  1 M1
  29/06/2015  1 M1
  30/11/2014  1 M7
  18/07/2013  1 M1
  18/08/2012  1 M3
  10/06/2012  1 M2
  29/09/2011  1 M1
  24/06/2011  1 M4
  01/06/2011  1 M1
  18/12/2009  1 M1
  16/07/2000  1 M3
  08/08/1996  1 M8
  06/10/2017  0 M1
  23/09/2017  0 M4
  28/07/2017  0 M4
  05/07/2017  0 M4
  22/08/2016  0 M4
  15/08/2016  0 M1
  07/08/2015  0 M7
  27/07/2015  0 M3
  30/06/2015  0 M3
  31/05/2014  0 M3
  01/05/2014  0 M8
  26/08/2013  0 M1
  24/08/2013  0 M1
  14/08/2013  0 M1
  17/07/2013  0 M4
  08/07/2013  0 M4
  08/06/2013  0 M6
  02/07/2012  0 M3
  24/02/2012  0 M1
  28/09/2011  0 M4
  29/04/2011  0 M1
  22/04/2011  0 M7
  16/10/2010  0 M6
  21/09/2010  0 M9
  06/09/2010  0 M4
  18/08/2010  0 M8
  08/08/2010  0 M4
  30/06/2009  0 M1
  06/10/2008  0 M3
  14/09/2008  0 M1
  14/09/2008  0 M1
  15/07/1999  0 M3
  31/05/1997  0 M1
  30/05/1993  0 M7

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