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Sgorr a'Choise & Meall Mor, Glencoe

Sgorr a'Choise & Meall Mor, Glencoe

Postby m3doc » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:40 pm

Fionas included on this walk: Meall Mór (Glencoe), Sgòrr a' Choise

Date walked: 19/04/2016

Time taken: 5.15 hours

Distance: 10.3 km

Ascent: 971m

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Circular trip from lay-by at Signal Rock bend on A82 up track in Gleann-leac-na-muidhe with bypass path east around holiday lodges and after passing the final plantation crossing Allt na Muidhe and on path left of the stock fence which heads up the glen north of Meall Ligiche. Shortly the fence turns right across the stream and there is an open metal gate on the other side. A path continues along by the fence and shortly a way can be made over grass and short heather up through the west end of broken crag line and on up to the top of east ridge of Meall Bhuige (unnamed 500m 1:50,000 top) when Sgorr a'Choise 663m comes into view. A broken metal posted fence goes to latter's summit but note that deer fence crossing the col has been renewed and the route is no longer dog friendly as the gap in fence in trekpete's and mountainstar's photos is non-existent as the new deer fence has an awkward high stile not compatible with dogs. Views from the summit are extensive.
Meall Mor 676m is approached by retracing to deer fence stile and taking an obvious short traverse left through small crag line then angling down to cross col to left of peat hags then easy grassy slope on right side of stream coming down Meall Mor and to left of small crags. Again extensive views.
Descending a little south of east should reveal a newish stock fence descending steeply down towards Gleann-na-leac-muidhe. It makes a right angle turn north and shortly thereafter a grassy slope leads down left to the stream which can be followed on it's right bank down to the track on glen floor.
Meall Bhuige from corner of fence crossing stream to open metal gate in stock fence
Sgorr a'Choise from summit "cairn" of Meall Bhuige. Grey spot on col to right of fence post above poles is high awkward wooden deer-fence stile not compatible with dogs
Sgorr a'Choise summit with Beinn a'Bheithir group
Meall Mor, Aonach Eagach and Bidean group
Meall Mor ascent left of peat hags and up right side of stream to the left of small crags
Retrospect of Meall Mor descent route down left skyline then grassy south side of stream

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