Name:Carn Aosda
Hill number:438
Height:915.3m / 3003ft
Parent (Ma):428  Carn a' Gheoidh
SMC/RHB Section:06B: Pitlochry to Braemar and Blairgowrie
Topographical area:HE10 Tulaichean-bhac
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen)
Class:Hump, Simm, Munro, High Hills of Britain, Murdo,
Grid ref:NO 13398 79155
Summit feature:small embedded rock on SW edge of cairn
Col:795m  NO127785  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 43
(1:25k) OL52N 387N
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Carn Aosda.pdf
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My least favourite of the 3 today. Climbed with Lorna, David and Ali.Skerryvore21/07/2024
A round of the Munro's and tops from the car park.Alan Caine25/06/2024
Leg stretch on the way home after a day's training course in Aberdeen. 17 mins up from car park. Onto Carn a'Gheoidh.ajwxyzt25/04/2024
Left the house at about 07:00 and got up to Glenshee Ski Centre just after 09:00. Started the climb up Carn Aosda at about 09:30. When I reached the summit beside the ski lift I overshot the summit cairn as the visibility was so bad and there was a reasonable amount of snow. After wandering around the summit for a while I eventually found the cairn (to the left hand side of the ski lift) at about 10:30. Had I been able to see the cairn I would have reached it at about 10:15, after about 45 mins of climbing. I then started making my way back down to head across to Carn a Gheoidh. Passing by a fully frozen Loch Vrotachan I headed across to the summit however the visibility due to low cloud cover and harsh cold winds were causing me some navigational issues. There were a couple of people in front of me in the distance but they very quickly disappeared into the gloom. Although I made it past a couple of small lochins just before Carn Nah Sac I decided the safest thing to do was retraRonh09/03/2024
with Tessardhumble12/11/2023
With Katiekindpercy11/09/2023
Third ascent, previously in 2005 and 2009. This time on the way to the North Top, a HHB, not climbed on my two earlier visits.NormanW07/08/2023
Mixed day but drymynameisdads06/06/2023
Fourth visit to this despoiled summit, not quite as ugly as The Cairnwell. TGO Challenge 2023Colin Crawford22/05/2023
Superb sunny evening ascent after An Socach. ATV track most of the way up from valley below An Socach. Contoured north of lake Vrotachan -mainly pathless-but probably should have kept on south side. Alone, but met Gordon’s back in Glenshee carpark after descent on grassy ski run and gravel track.Denise 19/04/2023
Parked at the ski centre (£3 in the cafe or online with a printer). Up service track to Carn Aosda and Cairnwell, then out and back to Carn a Gheoidh and Carn Bhinnein. Heavy snowfall previous day already starting to thaw but down to about 600m. Cloud base improved during the day but limited views. With Gillian.richard6915/04/2023
With Ben B, Lucy W, Alexis DeV, and Bronte Panabel.martinez02/01/2023
Circuit of An Socach, Carn a'Gheoidh, Carn Aosda, The Cairnwell, on CHMC Mar Lodge triptleach1202/01/2023
Brilliant deep snow, with CHMC group from Marr LodgeD.Hoyle02/01/2023
Third hill. Followed track up and double backed to reach summit. Met a family with little boy (about 6years). Very enthusiastic about hill walking and asked me if I enjoyed it! Sun decided to bless us - lots of hares seen. GMacthen led down to coffee and cake!elizyanne14/10/2022
The Cairnwell > The Cairnwell North Top > Carn Aosda West Top > Carn Aosda from GR: NO 13481 77556 [car parking at NO 13888 78162]ronaldo33318/08/2022
The Cairnwell > The Cairnwell North Top > Carn Aosda West Top > Carn Aosda from GR: NO 13481 77556 [car parking at NO 13888 78162]Hippster18/08/2022
Glenshee Ski Centre - The Cairnwell - The Cairnwell N Top - Creag a’ Choire Dhirich - Carn nan Sac - Carn a’ Gheoidh - Carn Bhinnein - Carn Aosda - Glenshee Ski Centre.Mark Jackson06/08/2022
Re-visit. Superb weather.dal07/06/2022
Glenshee & Lochnagarmaclrc08/05/2022
Revisit. From SSE en route to N Top, then the W Top a bonus SimmBeag. Unpaved road to summit from cafe, with a coffee first; main car park is £3 nowadays. Down just before late pm rainRHW07/05/2022
Cairnwell munros from Glenshee. Cold, low cloud.thekirkie pirate02/05/2022
Carn Aosda, The Cairnwell North Top, The Cairnwell, Creag a' Choire Dhirich, Carn nan Sac & Carn a' Gheoidh from Glenshee Ski Centre.JasonStark15/04/2022
From ski centre: Carn Aosda, Creag a’ choire Dhirich, Carn a’ Gheoidh, Carn Bhinnein, Carn nan Sac, The Cairnwell (both tops). Some snow on tops. Started day in sunshine and had descended to howling wind and driving rain by the end. Great fun though! With GFE. 19kmFionalevey02/01/2022
En route to North Top.richtea504029/09/2021
From the ski centre car park solo no viewscolinfielding19/09/2021
Jan's first ever Munro outing. From Glenshee out to Carn a Gheoidh then return to The Cairnwell and down and up to Carn Aosda. Long stops (by my standards) but walking was only marginally below Naismith - glorious day and she smashed it.SS24/07/2021
Solo HFB17/07/2021
The 3 Cairnwell Munros, Walkhighlands Routehummusg08/06/2021
Walked up from Glenshee ski centre car park, up to Carn Aosda first, then to Carna’Gheoidh, then The Cairnwell, and walk (or bounced) back down to car park on the heather , parallel to the running ski lift, on a hot and sunny day. With Nick, and dog Figgy.mazz31/05/2021
Family birthday hike.Tisteln22/05/2021
Climbed with family, Aunty and Granny.Dibber22/05/2021
After Cairnwell; snow shoes off going up, on going down; Boarders, skiiers aboutbertbarnett12322/02/2021
With Tom Oldham. Cairnwell munros as a crosswalk from Spittal of Glenshee to Glenshee ski carpark. Very windy dry day with great viz.alexmaclennan01/11/2020
Steep ascentAlan Bothwell08/10/2020
With Liz & Kevin Whyteduchally29/09/2020
Clockwise circuit of three Munros from the Ski Centre, with Dunblane Hillwalking Club.TRG31820/09/2020
With Al and J. Missed the turn so this was 3rd. After a windy night in the tent.nrowan12/09/2020
Solo. Good weather. 9 Munro's - Glenshie 6 & Carinwell 3Huwel10/09/2020
Round of 3 munros and all of the minor tops! Joyous 3 hr round! Definitely the easiest munros!Nicky C18/08/2020
Glen Shee Ski Centre up Carn Aosda by ski track, return to the col. along to Carn a Gheoidh, Ben's highest Munro so far. back same route to The Carnwell and straight down under the chairlift. Hot sunny day. Lots of people walking up these munros, but less reaching Carn a Gheoidh. With Ben and Sally. Set off 11:45 finished 16:45.Victor06/08/2020
Glen Shee Ski Centre up Carn Aosda by ski track, return to the col. along to Carn a Gheoidh, My highest Munro so far. back same route to The Carnwell and straight down under the chairlift. Hot sunny day. Lots of people walking up these Munros, but less reaching Carn a Gheoidh. With Dad and Sally. Set off 11:45 finished 16:45.Ben06/08/2020
Three Munro circuit from Glenshee Ski Centre. Carn Aosda -> Carn nan Sac -> Carn Gheoidh -> The Cairnwwellthecoopers28/07/2020
The three Munros Carn Aosda, Cairn a'Gheoidh and The Cairnwell from the Glen Shee Ski centre. Good dry weather conditions.knarf21/07/2020
Dawdle up the access track from Glenshee with a 3 yr old in nice weatherCanny20/07/2020
With D & A, from Ski Center car park, up via tracks and ski routes.Danmawr17/07/2020
From Glenshee Ski Centre ascent of Carn Aosda and on to The Cairnwell and Carn a’Gheoidh. Return the same route.raymooremanx27/09/2019
Clare, SteveNHWC12/09/2019
With ABJohnthemate09/09/2019