Broad Cairn

Elevation (feet): 3,274
Elevation (meters): 998
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Scottish Highlands
Latitude: 56.9186
Longitude: -3.25
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Nearest major airport: Aberdeen
Convenient Center: Perth and Aberdeen or local Ballater and Banchory

Thanks to David Neale for adding this peak.

The Munro summit of Broad Cairn makes a great day out and combines scenery of all sorts to satisfy any mountain climber.

The access to the summit is not difficult but plenty of time is required as the distance from base is around 5-6miles.

The summit can be reached from many starting points which will be described later but the route I have chosen is from car park at the end of Glen Muick from Ballater.

This car park is the regular starting point for the great summit of Lochnagar.

The route up this Munro takes you in a south western direction along side the vast waters of Loch Muick. A Scottish Loch over 70metres deep in places.

From part of the way alongside Loch Muick the summit comes into view with a shapely dome and a sharp pointed head to it.

It is from this angle that it really shows its shape and size as most other views of it are from already gained height and there is nothing to scale it to but from here the steep banks, cliffs and corries along with the vast waters of Loch Muick really set the scene.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #21150 - by pij ryrie on Jan 13, 2008
    done from the clova side.....i just danced my way to the top....sublime