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Carn a' Chlamain

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OS grid  NN916758
Elevation  963 m
Mountain range  Grampian Mountains
Listing  Munro, Marilyn
Topo map  OS Landranger 43
Prominence  330 m
Parent range  Grampian Mountains
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Translation  Hill of the kite or buzzard (Gaelic)
Pronunciation  Scottish Gaelic: [ˈkʰaːrˠn ə ˈxlˠ̪avɛɲ]
Location  Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Similar  Beinn a' Ghlò, Glas Tulaichean, Beinn Dearg, Càrn a' Gheòidh, An Socach

Càrn a' Chlamain (Gaelic: Càrn a' Chlamhain) is a Scottish mountain situated roughly 12 kilometres north of Blair Atholl in the Forest of Atholl. It is the highest point of an undulating plateau lying northeast of Glen Tilt. The River Tarf, a tributary of the Tilt, rises on the northwestern slopes before curving round the northern side of the plateau, whilst a further Tilt tributary marks the plateau's western boundary.

Map of Carn a'Chlamain, Pitlochry, UK

The summit of Càrn a' Chlamain is a prominent boulder covered dome rising up from the surrounding moorland.

The hill is almost invariably climbed from Glen Tilt. The most common route starts at Forest Lodge in Glen Tilt, from where a stalker's path climbs the steep side of the glen in a succession of zig-zags before crossing the plateau to the summit. As there is no public vehicular access to Forest Lodge the 10 kilometres from Old Blair must be undertaken on foot or bicycle.

One alternative route to the summit follows the southeast ridge; this may be joined about 3 km down the glen from Forest Lodge.

References

Carn a' Chlamain Wikipedia


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