Càrn a' Mhàim

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Càrn a' Mhàim guards Lairig Ghru on the approach from Braemar. It is joined to mighty Ben Macdui by perhaps the narrowest section of ridge in the Cairngorms - an enjoyable traverse with a steep ascent to gain Macdui at the end.

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Region: Cairngorms

Altitude: 1037 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Càrn a'Mhàim from the Linn of Dee

Other routes and challenges

The ascent is rarely made by any other routes. It is possible to reach the northern end of the arete by climbing up the slopes near the Allt Clach nan Taillear from the Lairig Ghru.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Braemar Hotels

Braemar B&B

Braemar cottages

Cairngorms hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)


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Users' walk reports for Càrn a' Mhàim

There are 4996 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Càrn a' Mhàim. They have contributed 112 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.

Walk report AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  27/8/16  27 M5
  2/4/17  19 M8C1
  20/7/13  13 M8
  22/8/11  13 M3
  21/9/13  12 M3
  20/7/20  11 M6
  3/11/15  11 M3
  25/6/14  11 M6
  22/3/12  11 M2
  18/1/17  10 M1
  7/9/16  9 M6
  22/9/16  8 M2
  2/7/16  8 M3
  9/6/15  8 M2
  1/9/13  8 M13
  29/7/11  8 M7
  4/7/11  8 M5
  14/7/16  7 M1
  2/12/12  7 M1
  3/8/18  6 M3
  14/1/12  6 M1
  1/8/11  6 M8
  7/11/20  5 M4
  14/5/18  5 M1
  23/7/16  5 M1
  14/6/13  5 M5
  3/9/18  4 M2
  15/7/18  4 M7
  5/10/13  4 M1
  23/9/13  4 M5
  21/4/12  4 M2
  31/7/20  3 M3
  1/11/18  3 M1
  10/7/17  3 M3
  27/5/17  3 M1
  22/8/15  3 M3
  12/6/14  3 M3
  9/12/12  3 M1
  15/5/12  3 M4
  12/8/11  3 M5
  6/9/20  2 M7
  1/6/19  2 M3
  7/8/18  2 M5
  3/2/18  2 M4
  18/7/17  2 M1
  10/10/15  2 M3
  19/9/15  2 M3
  12/4/14  2 M1
  7/6/13  2 M7
  27/4/13  2 M1
  19/2/13  2 M1
  29/10/12  2 M4
  11/3/12  2 M1
  4/3/12  2 M1
  8/10/11  2 M1
  28/6/11  2 M3
  24/6/11  2 M8
  21/4/11  2 M2
  26/2/11  2 M3
  6/1/19  1 M1C5
  4/8/18  1 M6
  27/3/18  1 M1
  6/5/17  1 M1
  11/7/16  1 M2
  5/10/15  1 M1
  16/8/15  1 M3
  30/11/14  1 M7
  10/8/14  1 M3
  17/11/13  1 M1
  19/10/13  1 M1
  8/10/13  1 M5
  8/8/13  1 M1
  9/7/13  1 M4
  21/5/13  1 M1
  31/3/12  1 M1
  20/11/11  1 M1
  5/10/11  1 M3
  23/7/11  1 M1
  24/7/09  1 M4
  13/7/09  1 M3
  10/5/08  1 M1
  16/7/76  1 M1
  24/8/19  0 M1
  12/6/18  0 M1C1
  25/5/18  0 M6
  19/10/16  0 M1
  20/8/16  0 M3
  29/7/16  0 M5
  30/4/16  0 M3
  7/8/15  0 M7
  5/8/15  0 M2
  6/6/15  0 M1
  5/10/14  0 M2
  20/10/13  0 M1
  21/7/13  0 M12
  16/7/13  0 M2
  22/9/12  0 M1
  3/6/12  0 M3
  1/6/12  0 M3
  5/5/12  0 M3
  4/3/12  0 M1
  16/11/11  0 M1
  3/10/11  0 M3
  22/4/11  0 M7
  23/1/11  0 M1
  7/11/10  0 M2
  30/9/10  0 M3
  8/7/10  0 M1
  9/5/09  0 M1
  22/11/08  0 M4
  9/7/97  0 M4
  12/6/93  0 M7

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