Rocktype UNKNOWN
Altitude 1296m a.s.l
Faces N

View in pink. From the summit of Braeriach the grandeur of the Cairngorms can be fully appreciated. © David Dear

Summit of this hill

This summit is listed in Munros, Marilyns, Scotland's 4000ers, Mountaineering in Scotland: in the footsteps of WH Murray, Cairngorm Four Thousanders hill lists.

This summit has been climbed in 405 logbooks.

Hill features

Braeriach is the third-highest mountain in the British Isles, surpassed only by Ben Nevis and Ben Macdui. It is the highest point in the western massif of the Cairngorms, separated from the central section by the pass of the Lairig Ghru. The summit has a crescent shape, with several corries.

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Scrambles and Easy Climbs on this hill

Climb name Grade
35 Pyramus (Summer)
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M  
36 Pyramus
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I 2
37 The Lion (Summer)
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D  
38 The Lion (Winter)
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II  
39 Thisbe (Summer)
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D  
40 Thisbe
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III *  
41 Ninus (Summer)
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D  
42 Ninus (Winter)
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III  
43 Braeriach - Stob Coire an Lochain summit
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summit 32
44 Derelict Ridge (Summer)
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D  
45 Derelict Ridge (Winter)
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III  
46 Derelict Ridge Gully
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I 1
47 The Icefall
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II 6
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