Carn na Caim and A'Bhuidheanach Bheag from Sgairneach Mhor

Carn na Caim

Munro mountain east of Drumochter Pass

Carn na Caim is the highest point on the vast plateau east of Dalwhinnie that stretches above Drumochter and Gaick passes.


Carn na Caim


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Height940.8m
Prominence326m
Meaningcairn of the curve
ListsMunro, 233
LocationEast of Drumochter, Drumochter to Glen Shee
Grid RefNN677821
Lat/Lon56.91139, -4.17482


Carn na Caim is a fairly featureless Munro summit, and more part of the vast plateau east of Drumochter and Dalwhinnie rather than a hill in its own right.

The most popular and most straightforward way up A'Bhuidheanach Bheag and Carn na Caim follows a fine track from near Dalwhinnie up to the faint remains of a disused quarry. Thereafter, fence-posts indicate the route to these Munro summits.

A longer and more enjoyable outing is to combine A'Bhuidheanach Bheag and Carn na Caim with Meall Chuaich just to the north of the high plateau. Navigation can be testing, even in clear conditions.



Routes up Carn na Caim


East of Drumochter

Carn na Caim, A'Bhuidheanach Bheag and Meall Chuaich form a linear route on the eastern side of Drumochter Pass. Having a bike or other transport organised will save a long return route as the start and end points are around 11km apart.

Peaks : 3 Munros

Ascent : 1100m (3610ft)
Distance : 25km (16m)
Time : 8:10hr

Carn na Caim and A'Bhuidheanach Bheag

Carn na Caim, A'Bhuidheanach Bheag are the highest points on the vast expanse east of Drumochter Pass. A fine track leads from the busy A9 onto this expanse, where a line of fence-posts make for straightforward navigation on what would otherwise be very challenging ground.

Peaks : 2 Munros

Ascent : 800m (2620ft)
Distance : 16km (10m)
Time : 5:30hr



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