This is the finest high level mountain walk in the UK and even more so in winter conditions. Not to be underestimated at any time of … Posted in New Routes, Winter Conditions | Tagged Cairn Toul, Northern Corries, Roger Everett, Simon Richardson | Comments Off on Winter Begins.

It is also exceptionally remote and arduous; many will break the route with an overnight stay at Corrour bothy. Cairn Toul. Winter Season Finally Ends. Winter Holiday Part 2: Braeriach, Cairn Toul and Sgor Gaoith Part 2 is what it is all about for me- this mountain climbing thing- one of those trips where you know there is nowhere else on Earth you would rather be than where you are right now.

The classic Cairn Toul – Braeriach traverse from Corrour bothy to Aviemore is one of the great hillwalking journeys of the Cairngorms. West of the Lairig Ghru, huge cliffs rise to vast plateaux and some of the highest peaks in the land, Braeraich, Cairn Toul and Sgor an Lochain Uaine.

Hear pronunciation Press to hear pronunciation. It is in a very wild and remote position and many walkers will need an overnight trip to climb it, whether from Deeside or Speyside.

Cairn Toul is the most shapely of the high Cairngorms, rising as a giant sentinel above the infant River Dee.

Cairn Toul Weather (Days 0-3): The weather forecast for Cairn Toul is: Mild with moderate … With a small weather window before more wind and showers and cloud I headed up Glen Einaich today and in pursuit of possibly my final 'winter' traverse of Braeriach to Cairn Toul. Fine paths lead in from Glenmore and Coylumbridge and with the lowest point on the ridges between the Munro summits being above 1100m, the views are quite superb, particularly from Braeriach. The magnificent walk from Cairn Toul to Braeriach follows the edge of a vast plateau around the Cairngorms' most spectacular corries.

Posted on May 21, 2012 by Simon Richardson.