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This fine range provides a total of three Munros and a top. It lies to the north-east of Blair Atholl. It is commonly traversed from SW to NE and the start is gained from Blair Atholl by a narrow public road on the south side of Glen Fender. This road ends near Loch Moraig where the cars are left.

Take to the track NE, pass a small hut then climb up the path leading to the first summit of Carn Liath (975m). A huge scar is visible on the slopes below the top. The ridge now leads sinuously towards the col at 760m between Carn Liath and the second summit. Beyond the col a broad ridge leads to Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain (1070m).

The ridge continues NE then east to drop down to a col at 847m. Climb east up to the col between Carn nan Gabhar (1121m) and Airgiod Bheinn (1061m), then turn NE along the easy ridge to gain two large cairns. The actual summit on this summit ridge is at the NE end, where there is a cairn some 200m past the trig point.

To return, retrace your route along the ridges. It is also possible but best done outwith the stalking season, to go SW over the top of Airgiod Bheinn, descending its SW ridge and crossing rough heather moor to pick up the track between Glen Girnaig and Loch Moraig.


Maps: OS Sheet 43 'Braemar & Blair Atholl'
Distance: 22 km
Ascent: 1670 m
Time: 8 hours
Food & Drink: Blair Atholl


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