THE STORY

This hill's original name is Sgòr an Lochain Uaine - 'pinnacle of the green lochan'; the small lake lies in the corrie beneath this high and short promontory; it is usually bubbling like a cauldron when the wind picks up - it is hidden from view until you are high on Braeriach or Ben MacDui. The hill is the sharpest point on this huge plateau, which is almost all above 4,000 feet; the huge gouge of An Garbh-Choire to the right.

This Munro is sister of Cairn Toul, lying to the north-west of that peak. It was named by Victorian Mr Copland to counterweight the Devil's Point on the south side of Cairn Toul.


THE DETAILS

Mountain name, how to say it, what it means   |   its height   |   Mountain region; closest town(s) [may be some distance away tho!]   |   the view-points

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THE VIEW-POINTS

  1. Falls of Dee: this corrie rim provides a view straight on across An Garbh-Choire, with the hill appearing conical
  2. Ben MacDui: from here the hill has perfect triangular form that stands out against the more rounded neighbours
  3. Lurcher's Crag: this one-time Munro gives a view across the Pools of Dee straight into Lochan Uaine
  4. Braeriach: another vantage point to see the elusive Lochan Uaine
  5. Loch nan Cnapan: perhaps a mirrored view of the flowing wave of the summits, you may need to use one of the lochans closer to the summit


THE LOCALE

The hill

ALONG THE WAY:

Derry Lodge  |  Devil's Point  |  Corrour Bothy  |  Sgòr an Lochain Uaine  |  Lochan Uaine  |  Lairig Ghru  |  An Garbh Choire  |  Linn of Dee  |  An Garbh Choire  |  Linn of Dee

NEAREST BOTHY:

Corrour  |  Bob Scott's  |  howff only:  Garbh Choire

USUALLY WALKED WITH:

m004 Càirn Toul   |   m130 Devil's Point


PLANNING

These links lead to the variety of walks, weather and maps to aid in planning your adventure to portray this hill.

FURTHER INFORMATION FOR THIS MUNRO:

McNeish "The Munros" 1999 p.125  |  SMC Hillwalkers 2013 p.140  |  Walkhighlands "The Munros" 2019 p.262  |  Bothy Bible 2017 p.175 + 169 + 201


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