Braeriach is a fantastic Munro. It is the third largest Munro and forms a large plateau to the west of the Lairig Ghru. It is surrounded in all directions by deep corries that bite into its faces. Of these Coire Brochain on Braeriach's SE face is the most profound and is Braeriach's instantly recognisable feature when viewed from other peaks in the area. The summit is perched precariously on the edge of the corrie rim. The east face drops down to the Lairig Ghru but these routes are best left for confident scramblers and climbers as they are seriously craggy. The faces to the north are similarly craggy but routes do snake down on the arêtes of back to back corries for the adrenalin junkies amung you.
Braeriach along with neighbouring Munros Sgor an Lochan Uaine, Cairn Toul and the Devils Point form a large arced plateau around An Garbh Choire. A route taking in these 4 Munros is a long but extremely rewarding day on the hills. If tackling singularly there are routes in from the north starting at the Cairngorm ski range car park.
Braeriach is well seen from all surrounding Cairngorm Munros due to its bulk and height and obviously makes a fine vantage point in which to view all other Munros in the area.
Braeriach is one of Scotland’s finest Munros and goes down as one of the great expeditions in Scottish mountaineering.