I love this way to Braeriach, climbing gently through lovely Caledonian pine forest onto open moorland with corrie scalloped Braeriach rising in the distance, huge and brooding. Back up Braeriach: Loch Einich: First folks of the day around Sgor Gaoith – great views too for only our 2nd time out of 6. Above Glen Einich canvas. The second-highest summit of the mountain is Sgoran Dubh Mòr (1,111 m), which lies 1.3 km away due NNE along the summit ridge. The second-highest summit of the mountain is Sgoran Dubh Mòr (1,111 m), which lies 1.3 km away due NNE along the summit ridge. A young couple warned me that an ice-field was making it impossible to access the plateau via the corrie. Braeriach: Link to larger pano. Leaving Gleann Einich I followed the rushing Beanaidh Bheag. The river flows out of Loch Einich (2000 ft below the summit) on its way through the Rothiemurchus forest to the north and into the Druie and then the Spey. W esternmost of the high Cairngorms, Sgor Gaoith is the high point of a broad ridge forming the west side of Gleann Nevertheless, the climb up onto the Great Moss and a traverse of the ridge between Sgor Gaoith and Sgoran Dubh Mor, high above the deep trench of Loch Einich… Braeriach - Sgor an Lochain Uaine - Cairn Toul - The Devil's Point. Finished at Corrour Bothy. tomd4: 10/10/2014: Walk with Evelien & Joachim. Walked via Chalamain gap. Bad weather for the second half. rurquhart: 20/08/2014 Many a time I had sat on the summit of Sgor Gaoith longingly looking down the trench of Gleann Einich and the path that led up to the loch before cutting up into Braeriach. The second-highest summit of the mountain is Sgoran Dubh Mòr (1,111 m), which lies 1.3 km away due NNE along the summit ridge. Berenice & Andrew’s Glen Einich trip: “Saturday was a two for the price of one day. Route from Linn of Dee: 26.25 miles, 1630m=5350' ascent, 12¼hrs. Braeriach is a long walk from any direction, a full mountain day. Seen here from the summit of Sgor Gaoith, a Munro of 1,118 m (3,668 ft). And soon, Loch Einich under the cliffs of Sgor Gaoith The bike was abandoned at 921001 and a good track was followed up into Coire Dhondail. Loch Coire an Lochain sits up at 1000m in this coire of Braeriach. If you are passing, could you check out the Garbh Coire refuge. The second-highest summit of the mountain is Sgoran Dubh Mòr (1,111 m), which lies 1.3 km away due NNE along the summit ridge. ... you can approach from the south via Coire Odhar, ... From the North, the best approach is to cycle up Gleann Einich and ascend Coire Dhondail to the plateau. My day trips in recent times have been using the 'stride enhancer' to get to Braeriach via the wee path, that fades after a bit, to get to the high ground using the ridge between Coire an Lochain and Coire Ruadh and another earlier by way of the slopes north of Loch Mhic Ghille-chaoile. To the south of Gleann Einich is a remote, sprawling plateau known as the Moine Mhor (great moss). Braeriach - Garbh Choire Mór. Loch Einich and Braeriach in the Cairngorms Plateau from Sgor Gaoith. We’ve ascended the ridge between Coire an Lochain and Coire Ruadh a few times. At around 800m the path disappears all together at a small cairn and leaves you to pick your own path directly up the hill to eventually emerge on the flat plateau to the south of Sgor Gaoith. We set off on bikes in chilly but benign conditions and headed up through the Rothiemurchus forest towards Loch Einich with the intention of going up to the Braeriach plateau from the west. From this side of Braeriach there are views out over the northern Cairngorm arms out to Ben Rinnes. In all honesty this walk is all about the views of Loch Einich and the huge bulk of Braeriach … I had a good blast up the lovely Glen Einich below Braeriach. If further information is needed, please phone 01479 Braeriach is a 3 bedroomed bungalow overlooking the natural woodland and Cairngorm Mountains. - If it's still standing? A view down to Loch Einich from Sgòr Gaoith.⠀ ⠀ Sgòr Gaoith is a mou... ntain in the western massif of the Cairngorms, and is separated from the Braeriach massif by the broad valley of Glen Einich. There's a bit of an old path in places but mostly this is untracked, unfrequented ground. Braeriach summit and Ben Macdui: Loch Coire an Lochain: ... One of my favourite routes is the long walk or cycle up Glen Einich and then ascending via the Northern Corries, where you will find the highest named stretch of water, Loch Coire an Lochain. The terrain was better than expected and eventually linked up with the path running up the cliff-line to Sgor Gaoith. Loch Einich canvas. - Or there is landrover track up from southern Glen Feshie, which runs upto 950m but is 5-6km SW of Garbh Coire. Although this is mostly a linear walk, we use a parallel section at higher level for part of the return, with views of Glen Einich side, and across the Spey valley on the other. A long walk on track into a magnificent glen, hopefully as far as the loch. Even getting swimming stuff on was chilly - this didn't bode well! canvas prints of An Sgòrr Gaoithe (height 1,118 m) is a mountain in the western massif of the Cairngorms, and is separated from the Braeriach massif by the broad valley of Glen Lines Open (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) Phone orders +44 (0)1622 370505 Start at Whitewell where there is good parking on the road verges. You can see a list of these cookies, and what they are used for, on the cookie information page. By visiting any other page on this website, you are consenting to the use of cookies by this site. It benefits from a beautifully landscaped garden in natural stone and heathers. Braeriach North of ridge and west of Lairig Ghru: Rothiemurchus. Only a 10 minute walk from the centre of Aviemore, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. This alternative starting point offers the opportunity of a marvellous circular route that climbs to Sgoran Dubh Mor via its outliers of Creag Mhigeachaidh and Geal Charn. I approached via Gleann Einich and the north side of the mountain. The down side of this approach is that you must climb back out of the corrie again no matter what. To view the gallery, touch or click on the image above. We return via the northern corries and down to a deserted Coire Cas ski area. Sgòr Gaoith is a mountain in the western massif of the Cairngorms, and is separated from the Braeriach massif by the broad valley of Glen Einich. Glen Einich is good for bikes, and you can walk up back of Einich Cairn. Also if you are planning on going to Braeriach then apart from going in via Luibeg or Glen Einich you could cycle in from the W end of Loch Morlich to Rothiemurchus Lodge (or a wee bit past) then follow a wellmarked path to join up with the Lairig. Stalking between late Sept and 20 Oct. Access to Braeriach is always OK via the main track up Gleann Einich to the loch, the Coire Dhondail path and Einich Cairn, or from the Lairig Ghru via Sron na Lairige. As a Munro, Sgor Gaoith is often done as a straight up and down from Glen Feshie but this route takes in three of the neighbouring tops and provides a Looking across Loch Einich to Einich Cairn (1,237m or 4,058 ft) & Carn Na Criche (1265m or 4150ft ) outlying summits of Braeriach in the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands.Taken from the summit of Sgor Gaoith at 1,118m (3,668ft) Braeriach itself sits on the boundary of the Highland Region and Aberdeenshire Look forwards to the report. Braeriach, Sgor an Lochan Uaine, Cairn Toul & Devil's Point; 20th Sept 2006, 6th Oct 2016 & 28th July 2019. A view down to Loch Einich from Sgòr Gaoith.⠀ ⠀ Sgòr Gaoith is a mountain in the western massif of the Cairngorms, and is separated from the Braeriach massif by the broad valley of Glen Einich. Route from Loch an Eilein: 27.3 miles, 1715m=5625' ascent. Sgòr Gaoith is a mountain in the western massif of the Cairngorms, and is separated from the Braeriach massif by the broad valley of Glen Einich. Carried on over Einich Cairn towards the cliffline over Coire an Lochain. The high winds this morning were due to ease so with the bike in to Loch Einich this killed some time to let the gales die. - However, both give an excellent speedy bike run home. Date uncertain, via Loch Einich and Coire Dhondail: rjf35: 01/09/1981: On backpacking trip with Bill - highest tent pitch at about 950m. Repeated in 1987, 1989 … Going for a dip had been discussed on the way up to the loch, and now there was too much at stake - neither of us could back out. No stalking on Sundays. With the wind from the west and south-west I was pushed up into the far corner where the top of Braeriach looked down over part of the Lairig Gru and across to Ben McDui just a few metres higher. I like the approach from Gleann Einich, via one of the ridges between the three corries on the north side of the mountain. Braeriach 1 Callart Road, Dalfaber, Aviemore. Ski descents in Garbh Choire Dhaidh on Braeriach. Loch Einich pano: Link to larger pano. The Braeriach plateau is terminated abruptly to the west by the deep, glacial chasm of Gleann Einich, containing the beautiful Loch Einich at its head. Cairn Toul and Braeriach is one of the top walks in Scotland, Cairngorms, United Kingdom, and one of the world's best walk, treks, hikes and climbs. I was seeing that apart from the different views along it that the whole appearance differed even to the ridge along braeriach seen to the left just a hop skip and a jump away. Braeriach from Einich Cairn For a Cairngorm newbie like me the landscape is surprisingly rocky, and the distance around the plateau edge is considerable. Glen Einich and Sgorr Gaoith Approaching Loch Einich Loch Einich We had the tent up by 3pm in a strange mixture of warm sun and absolutely Baltic breeze. Route from the Sugar Bowl: 21.65 miles, 2010m=6600' ascent. See our description, photos and practical information for Cairn Toul and Braeriach and join in with our trekking and hiking forums to find out why we think so! This site uses cookies to help understand how you and other visitors use the site. Glen Einich is in the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands and seperates the ridge of the Sgorrans from the Braeriach massif. 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