Featured photo of Lochnagar

Located in the Royal Balmoral Estate.It has several tops on a large plateau at about 1000 metres elevation.It takes its name from a lochan in its majestic corrie.From the corrie floor cliffs rise almost 300 metres to the summit plateau.These cliffs and gullies hold excellent summer and winter climbs although they can be avoided by walkers who will enjoy spectacular views.

Elevation (feet): 3,789
Elevation (meters): 1,155
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Scottish Highlands
Latitude: 56.9599
Longitude: -3.24478
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Aberdeen
Convenient Center: Ballater

Trip Reports

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

There are 3 trip reports for Lochnagar.

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  • Log #13790 - by The Turners on Aug 01, 2004
    Tried last July in zero visibility and gave up, made it this year and it was well worth it, a breathtaking mountain when you look at it from the loch.
  • Log #13791 - by Erik Vahtola on Sep 03, 2003
    Tricky scramble up from lake lochnagar after a night in the bothy nearby. Many thanks to the Scottish mountaineering society for these wonderful small houses. A very nice view from this peak over the...
  • Log #13792 - by Iain Munro on Jan 09, 2001
    Several interesting and scenic routes up and down this mountain.Be sure to take time to enjoy the atmosphere of the corrie and cliffs of "Dark Lochnagar" You will need to be equipped and...