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Cairn Toul

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Cairn Toul is the most shapely of the high Cairngorms, rising as a giant sentinel above the infant River Dee. It is in a very wild and remote position and many walkers will need an overnight trip to climb it, whether from Deeside or Speyside.

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Region: Cairngorms

Altitude: 1291 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Cairn Toul and Braeriach traverse

Other routes and challenges

The complete round described above is certainly the classic route, though the fastest way to Cairn Toul is from Deeside and then up Coire Odhar above Corrour Bothy. Another possible approach is from Auchlean in Glen Feshie, up over the Carn Ban Mor path and then across extremely exposed, remote terrain via Sgor an Lochain Uaine.

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 Cairn Toul

There are 2814 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Cairn Toul. They have contributed 95 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  26 M10C1
  26/02/2015  24 M4
  27/08/2016  23 M5
  02/04/2017  17 M8C1
  13/06/2014  17 M11
  13/07/2013  17 M4
  15/06/2015  14 M4
  30/07/2011  13 M3
  20/07/2013  12 M8
  07/09/2016  9 M6
  11/09/2015  9 M6
  03/06/2015  9 M7
  02/10/2014  9 M5
  21/09/2012  9 M5
  02/07/2012  9 M7C4
  19/08/2016  7 M11
  18/06/2013  7 M4
  25/07/2012  7 M3
  04/09/2011  7 M3
  29/07/2011  7 M7
  05/06/2011  7 M3
  09/07/2009  7 M2
  28/03/2017  6 M6
  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
  01/08/2011  6 M8
  15/07/2015  5 M4
  08/09/2012  5 M3
  25/03/2012  5 M4
  08/06/2011  5 M4
  15/05/1996  5 M4
  27/08/2016  4 M3
  15/06/2014  4 M5
  04/06/2012  4 M6
  02/04/2012  4 M3
  08/08/2015  3 M2
  21/06/2015  3 M11
  14/04/2014  3 M4
  23/09/2013  3 M5
  10/08/2013  3 M6
  06/07/2013  3 M4
  27/05/2012  3 M4
  12/08/2011  3 M5
  01/01/1970  3 M3
  19/06/2016  2 M5
  22/08/2015  2 M6
  24/05/2015  2 M4
  30/05/2014  2 M3
  17/08/2013  2 M4
  07/06/2013  2 M7
  01/06/2013  2 M4
  21/05/2013  2 M3
  31/03/2013  2 M8
  29/10/2012  2 M4
  24/06/2011  2 M8
  05/06/2011  2 M3
  28/06/2010  2 M4
  17/07/1976  2 M4
  25/09/2015  1 M3
  30/11/2014  1 M7
  18/08/2012  1 M3
  24/06/2011  1 M4
  01/05/2011  1 M2
  09/04/2011  1 M3
  16/07/2000  1 M3
  08/08/1996  1 M8
  22/08/2016  0 M4
  12/07/2016  0 M2
  08/08/2015  0 M2
  08/08/2015  0 M2
  08/08/2015  0 M2
  07/08/2015  0 M7
  27/07/2015  0 M3
  30/06/2015  0 M3
  01/05/2014  0 M8
  08/10/2013  0 M5
  17/07/2013  0 M4
  08/07/2013  0 M4
  08/06/2013  0 M6
  02/07/2012  0 M3
  01/07/2012  0 M5
  04/10/2011  0 M3
  28/09/2011  0 M4
  18/08/2011  0 M3
  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
  06/10/2008  0 M3
  15/07/1999  0 M3

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