Meall na Teanga and Sròn a’ Choire Ghairbh

Monday 04 November 2013

18.5 km/1207 m/07:00 hrs

The first snow… a good opportunity to climb the “easy” Loch Lochy Munros again. I used the standard route from Kilfinnan which starts with a few kilometres along a track through Kilfinnan Wood. At a small cairn a path branches off to the right, leading out of the forest and along the Allt Glas-Dhoire.

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From the bealach between the two Munros I got a nice view into Gleann Tarsuinn, with the Graham Glas Bheinn in the centre and Meall an Tagraidh on the right (hiding the Corbett Meall na h-Eilde).

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A path contours around Meall Dubh and leads towards Meall na Teanga’s easy-angled N ridge.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe snow up on the ridge was soft and not too deep, and I made good progress towards the summit.

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Meall na Teanga summit cairn.

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Meall Coire Lochain, a Corbett Top of Meall na Teanga.

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I returned to the bealach and started climbing up the zigzag path to Sròn a’ Choire Ghairbh, this time with even better views into Gleann Tarsuinn.

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Again, there was only soft snow up on the ridge, but it was a lot deeper than on Meall na Teanga.

Looking E along the ridge towards Sean Mheall, another Corbett Top.

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Hazy view towards Loch Ness, with the distinct shape of Meall Fuar-mhonaidh on the left.

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Large cornice near the summit.

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Sròn a’ Choire Ghairbh summit.

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Under the thick layer of dark grey cloud that had developed in the meantime, I got just a glimpse of the Loch Quoich Munros in the NW.

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On my way down along Càm Bhealach the weather cleared up a bit and the setting sun created some nice reflections on the still surface of Loch Lochy.

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Not the most exciting walk, but it was good to get out once more in good weather – it probably wouldn’t be long and there’d be too much snow on the hills…

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3 thoughts on “Meall na Teanga and Sròn a’ Choire Ghairbh

  1. That last photo has really beautiful light on it 🙂

    I’d like to do the Sron a’ Choire Ghairbh ridge next time – I started off along it and did the highest parts of it but my friend Richard had declined to come that way so I had to eventually go back to the bealach with him. Likewise, I’d like to go onto the Corbett top of Meall Teange and beyond to do that ridge too. Oh well – it will have to be after I’ve finished the tops now.
    Carol.

    • The Corbett Top does look interesting, it looks as if quite a few walkers include it in their route (there is a clear path visible leading up to it).

      I had thought about a descent along the Sron a’ Choire Ghairbh ridge, but I think I read in some trip report that it is very rough going and much harder than it looks on the map. At the end of the day I was quite happy to take the easy way down 😉

      • The Sron a’ Choire Ghairbh ridge starts off really nice though. I’d heard it wasn’t great towards the bottom but I suppose it would be easier in descent than trying to plough up the rough stuff

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