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Càrn Eige is the highest of all the mountains north of the Great Glen, and forms the culminating point of the great range of peaks on the north side of beautiful Glen Affric. It is almost always climbed together with its twin and near neighbour, Mam Sodhail.
Region: Loch Ness
Altitude: 1183 metres
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Detailed route description and map
Other routes and challenges
The quickest approach to both Càrn Eige and Mam Sodhail is by the path up the Allt Coire Leachavie, but it would be a shame to omit the fine east ridge traversed on the route given above.
For the truly superfit, the massive challenge hereabouts is the complete Mullardoch round, following ridges that can take in up to 12 Munros, usually accomplished as a lightweight backpacking route.
Walker-friendly accommodation in the area
Users' walk reports for Càrn Eige
There are 2597 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Càrn Eige. They have contributed 68 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.