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Cnap Chaochan Aitinn


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
715 m (2345 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
73 of 222 Grahams
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Lump of the Juniper Stream

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  36   Grantown & Aviemore, Cairngorm Mountains

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Cnap Chaochan Aitinn is a remote hill which lies to the N of Glen Avon. It is the highest point on a rolling high plateau and is very much dwarfed by the nearby giant plateau of Ben Avon.

Nearest access is from Tomintoul to the N. A bike may be used to good effect to get within close reach of the summit.

Hazards you may encounter on Cnap Chaochan Aitinn include
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Beinn Mheadhoin
by Metcheck
Cnap Chaochan Aitinn Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Cnap Chaochan Aitinn.

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 Routes that include Cnap Chaochan Aitinn

We currently have no routes listed for Cnap Chaochan Aitinn.

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Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Cnap Chaochan Aitinn

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John Henderson at the summit of Cnap Chaochan Aitinn, July 2009.

© Neil MacLeod

Image by Neil MacLeod

Neil Macleod on the summit, photo looking north

© John Henderson

Image by John Henderson
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Recently Climbed By
John Donnelly on 07 Dec 2019
David Peden on 07 Dec 2019

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Cnap Chaochan Aitinn
by David McSporran

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Graham Young
wrote on
April 20, 2010
Cycle from Queen's view car park as far as Geal Charn. Cross the Avon at the bridge (GR 163143) follow the track past Wester Gaulrig and through the gate at the end of the field. After passing through birch woods the track goes up the hill over Carn an-t-Sleibhe and on to Geal Charn. Beyond there the track rises steeply and continues to the summit passing 80m west of the cairn, although this is not shown on the OS map.

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  Date Title Written by Including...
1 24 Oct 2009 Cnap Chaochan Aitinn John Henderson Cnap Chaochan Aitinn Not Yet Rated
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