Carn Eas

A Munro for the short while between being recorded in 1891 and deemed to be a Top in the 1921 review; the hill has two summits with a saddle between them, also with a north-south orientation like the parent hill Ben Avon.

Claiming the mountain can be easily incorporated into a round - after bagging Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe carry on over the plateau and over Ben Avon (the south summit) then up the rise to the summit at the south end - Carn Eas; from there descend and cross the precipitous dip onto another original-list but now lost Munro  Creag na Dala Mhòr - then walk down the slope to rejoin the route out along Gleann an t-Slugain.


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. Quoich Water: from anywhere close to the ford at Ciach Lodge the hill dominates the view up the glen
  2. South Top: this vantage point on Beinn a' Bhuird, high above the corries, gives a grandstand view of the hill profile
  3. Dividing Buttress: the corries provide a good foreground interest that lead the eye to the hill
  4. The Sneck: this bealach view-point guides the viewer past the hill to Glen Quoich a long way below
  5. Creag an Dail Mhòr: this hill used to be a Munro, from its flanks you can portray the saddle to the hill and see Coire na Ciche beyond


THE LOCALE

In the heart of the Southern Cairngorms, this hill is a ramp down from or up to the mega-plateau of Ben Avon / Beinn a' Bhuird. Look due west into the massive corries and Bhuird's twin Tops.

ALONG THE WAY:

Glen Quoich |  Slugain Lodge ruin  |   Dubh Lochan   |   The Sneck   |   Càrn Eas   |   Braemar Castle

NEAREST BOTHY:

Bob Scott's   |   Faindouran

USUALLY WALKED WITH:

m011 Beinn a' Bhuird   |   m017 Ben Avon   |   x013 Creag na Dala Moire


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.133  |  SMC Hillwalkers 2013 p.130  |  Walkhighlands "The Munros" 2019 p.306  |  Bothy Bible 2017 p.169 + p.179


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