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Meall a' Bhuiridh


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
1108 m (3635 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
45 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Hill of the bellowing

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  41   Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

On the NE slopes of Meall a' Bhuiridh lies the White Corries Ski Centre and consequently the slopes are cluttered with ski lifts and tracks high on its slopes. In fact you can get close to the summit by ski lift in winter.

In summer, an ascent of Meall a' Bhuiridh should be combined with its impressive neighbour Creise to which it is connected by a col on its SW ridge.

To ascend Meall a' Bhuiridh, follow the Allt nan Guibhas into the Coire Pollach then follow the N ridge to the summit.

Hazards you may encounter on Meall a' Bhuiridh include
 Crags within 1km of summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meall a' Bhuiridh.

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 Routes that include Meall a' Bhuiridh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 950 m 11.05 km 4 hrs Meall a' Bhuiridh and Creise  The ascent of Meall a'Bhuiridh is easy, but the route onward to Creise is more difficult as there are crags to be negotiated, and scrambling skills are needed.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Meall a' Bhuiridh

 Baggers Gallery for Meall a' Bhuiridh

Me at the summit of Meall a'Bhiuirdh 30/04/17

© Andrew Blair

Image by Andrew Blair

Me at the summit of Meall a'Bhuiridh 11/11/12

© Stuart Mcgeown

Image by Stuart Mcgeown

Meall a'Bhuiridh just after acending onto Creise's ridge

© Stuart Mcgeown

Image by Stuart Mcgeown

me at the summit of Meall a' Bhuiridh

© John Frew

Image by John Frew
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Creise and Meall a' Bhuiridh
by Doug Tulloch
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by Alasdair Cairns
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by Philip McLoone
Meall a' Bhuiridh and Creise
by Douglas Mason
Meall a' Bhuiridh
by Graham Gaw
Meall a' Bhuiridh
by David McSporran
Creise and Meall a' Bhuiridh
by David Chapman
Meall a' Bhuiridh and Creise
by Brendan Waters
Creise and Meall a' Bhuiridh
by Paul Buchanan

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David Scott
wrote on
June 25, 2011
Decent route over two Munros. Scramble up unto Criese ridge is an easy climb with no real exposure and no big drops on climb. We contoured around Meall a' Bhuiridh from belalach instead of climbing over it on return route but wouldn't recommend it as scree was very lose and steep in places. Enjoy!
Sam McVeigh
wrote on
April 22, 2011
slog on the way up on deep snow, reckless glissading on the way down.
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
August 28, 2007
Black Mount Estate 01838 400 255; permitted route during stalking 1st August to 20th October 2007, including weekends. From ski centre up the north ridge and continuation to Creise.
Andrew Murray
wrote on
July 7, 2005
Climbed Meall a' Bhuiridh on 11th june with some friends from found it to be quite easy even for my first Munro , coming down over all the loose boulders and scree was quite tricky. Scorching sun all the way up and down with some great views of Ben Nevis can't wait till the next one.
Andrew Murray
wrote on
July 4, 2005
This was my first munro and it was great and was made all the better as I done it as part of 3 teams from Soapworks in Glasgow who took part in the Wateraid challenge to cover all Munro peaks simultaneously on th 11th june 2005 so as to raise money for charity and even better still the challenge was recognised by Guiness as an official world record so to be part of a world record on my first munro was truly amazing and I now look forward to bagging my next munro in the very near future.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 15 Jul 2010 5 munros Edward Cassidy Stob Ghabhar, Meall nan Eun, Creise, Meall a' Bhuiridh and Stob Coir' an Albannaich
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