Carn an t-Sagairt Mor from Carn a' Choire Bhoidheach

Carn an t-Sagairt Mor

Munro peak between Loch Callater and Loch Muick in south-eastern Cairngorms

Carn an t-Sagairt Mor is a fairly featureless Munro west of Lochnagar. The sad plane-wreckage near the summit is a reminder of how difficult navigation can be in this area when mist is down.


Carn an t-Sagairt Mor


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height1047m
Prominence85m
Meaningbig cairn of the priest
ListsMunro, 84
LocationAround Loch Muick, The Grampians, in from Braemar
Grid RefNO208843
Lat/Lon56.94289, -3.30254


Forming the high ground between Glen Callater and Glen Muick, Carn an t-Sagairt Mor is a predominantly heather and grass covered dome with two cairns on its summit. Dotted on its slopes are the remains of a RAF Canberra jet which crashed into the mountain in 1956.

Carn an t-Sagairt Mor can be approached from various points, with the shortest and most direct route starting on a fine estate track from Auchallater on the A93 a few miles south of Braemar. This route can be extended to a circular route bagging the peaks around Glen Callater, most of which is following faint paths on grass covered ground.

There are four other Munro peaks east of Carn an-Sagairt Mor, including Lochnagar and all of these can be combined to make for an excellent circular route of Munro-bagging around Loch Muick.



Hillwalking routes up Carn an t-Sagairt Mor



1. Lochnagar and Loch Muick circuit »


A group of five Munros surround Loch Muick in Royal Deeside. Including mighty Lochnagar, these peaks form a terrific high-level hiking circuit.

Ascent : 1340m (4400ft)
Distance : 28km (17m)
Time : 9:15hr

2. Carn an t-Sagairt Mor and Auchallater Munros »


Tracing an old drove road through Glen Callater, this is a fairly popular route up Carn an t-Saigart Mor and can be extended to include several other Munro summits encircling the glen.

Ascent : 1040m (3410ft)
Distance : 36km (22m)
Time : 9hr



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Carn an t-Sagairt Mor from Cairn Bannoch in winterCarn an t-Sagairt Mor from Cairn Bannoch in winter
Carn an t-Sagairt Mor from Cairn Bannoch in autumnCarn an t-Sagairt Mor from Cairn Bannoch in autumn
Approaching Carn an t-Sagairt Mor's summitApproaching Carn an t-Sagairt Mor's summit
Following fence-posts up Carn an t-Sagairt MorFollowing fence-posts up Carn an t-Sagairt Mor
Section of plane wreckage east of Carn an t-Sagiart Mor's summitSection of plane wreckage east of Carn an t-Sagiart Mor's summit
Carn an t-Sagairt Beag from Carn an t-Sagairt MorCarn an t-Sagairt Beag from Carn an t-Sagairt Mor




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