Monadh Mor from Beinn Bhrotain

Monadh Mor

Munro in the Cairngorms, west of Glen Dee and Lairig Ghru

In the Cairngorms at the south-eastern corner of the Moine Mor, Monadh Mor is a long and grass-covered expanse leading from Beinn Bhrotain to Cairn Toul.

Monadh Mor

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Meaningbig hill
ListsMunro, 40
LocationWestern Cairngorms, The Cairngorm Mountains
Grid RefNN939942
Lat/Lon57.0267, -3.74986

Monadh Mor sits in the high and undulating ground near the southern end of the Braeraich-Cairn Toul plateau. Overlooking Glen Dee and Glen Geusachan, this long and grass-covered wide crest of a mountain is hidden from most valley views.

The most direct route to approach Monadh Mor is to aim in from Linn of Dee, west of Braemar, with most people bagging Beinn Bhrotain on route.A direct ascent up from Glen Geusachan would be difficult given the buttresses below Monadh Mor's eastern face.

Longer alternatives head in from Glen Feshie, Glen Einich or the Lairig Ghru and could additionally take in nearby Munros of Mullach Clach a'Bhlair and Sgor Gaoith, Cairn Toul or Braeraich.

Hillwalking routes up Monadh Mor

1. Munros above Glen Dee and Glen Geusachan »

West of Braemar, fine estate tracks lead through NTS land to the wild southern Cairngorms. Rising from the glens, the dramatic slabs of The Devils Point and the rounded lumps of Beinn Bhrotain and Monadh Mor rest here at the southern end of high land overlooking the Lairig Ghru.

Ascent : 1425m (4680ft)
Distance : 37km (23m)
Time : 10hr

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Inversion below Monadh Mor from the Devil's PointInversion below Monadh Mor from the Devil's Point
Hiking along Monadh Mor's grassy topHiking along Monadh Mor's grassy top
Monadh Mor's summit crestMonadh Mor's summit crest


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