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Meall a'Bhuiridh and Creise from under chairlifts

Meall a'Bhuiridh and Creise from under chairlifts

Postby iainR » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:07 pm

Munros included on this walk: Creise, Meall a'Bhuiridh

Date walked: 12/08/2017

Time taken: 6.75 hours

Distance: 13.64 km

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Following last month's Etive Beag exploits and once more accompanied by Big Jie the target hills this time were Meall a'Bhuiridh and Creise via the straight forward route leading up from the ski centre.
The walkers path up the hillside under the chairlift isn't the best but once we reached the Eagles Rest buildings and headed west over the metal footbridge towards Creag Dhubh the going got much better as we avoided most of the bogs following this route as well as getting brilliant views of Creise and Buachaille Etive Mor.
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The start....Glencoe Mountain Resort

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Looking down the Creag Dhubh path

We found the way up the north ridge of Meall a'Bhuiridh a bit haphazard with several paths going off in different directions but all generally heading up the steep rocky slopes. Eventually we reached the summit just in time for that mornings blue skies to cloud over and drizzle rain but it was short lived as the views opened up with the highlight for me being the wilds of Rannoch Moor.
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Creise from Meall a'Bhuiridh

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Meall a'Bhuiridh summit area

The walk down to the col between Bhuiridh and Creise was slow with both of us carefully picking our way through loose stones and wet rocks. The climb up Creise was much more enjoyable with a short scramble just below the summit ridge. The walk along to the summit cairn of Creise was almost level as was the walk to the cairn at Stob a'Ghlais Choire. The views of the Glen Coe hills from here were outstanding with Buachaille Etive Mor next door being a highlight.
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View down to the col towards Creise

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iainR on Creise

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Summit of Creise

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Buachaille Etive Mor from Stob a'Ghlais Choire

Not wanting to get creative about descending Creise we retraced our steps and returned to Meall a'Bhuiridh via the col and another slow and methodical descent which was very time consuming as it was now pouring down !
Reversing our descent wasn't the best way to climb these Munros but they were still very enjoyable hills with superb views.
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Meall a'Bhuiridh from Creise
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