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Meall Greigh


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.
1001 m (3284 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.
136 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 horse studs

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.

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  51   Loch Tay & Glen Dochart

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

Meall Greigh is normally considered part of the Ben Lawers ridge, although it is separated from Meall Garbh by a broad bealach linking Coire nan Cat to Coire nam Buidheag.

The ascent of Meall Greigh along with Meall Garbh is normally from the Lawers Burn to this bealach on easy slopes.

This is a broad mountain with easy to moderate slopes in all directions. Whilst there are some crags to the S of the summit (Sron Mhor) the terrain is generally grass with some rock outcrops.

Hazards you may encounter on Meall Greigh 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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Southeastern Highlands
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Ben Lawers
by Metcheck
Meall Greigh Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meall Greigh.

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 Routes that include Meall Greigh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1175 m 13.67 km 5 hrs Meall Garbh [Lawers region] and Meall Greigh  Easy day on moderate grassy slopes.  
2 1748 m 20.45 km 7.5 hrs Ben Lawers, An Stuc, Meall Garbh [Lawers region], Beinn Ghlas and Meall Greigh  Ridge walk with a fair bit of up & down. Quite a streneous route with some easy scrambling. On paths for the majority of way, can be crowded between Ben Lawers & NT visitors centre. Need for second car or hitching (leave early) due to diff start/fin point  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Meall Greigh

 Baggers Gallery for Meall Greigh

Top of Meall Greigh 13.07.11

© Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith

Me on Meall Greigh 24 sept 2010. below freezing here winter is well on it's way.

© mackenzie barker

Image by mackenzie barker

Me on Meall Greigh, 24/04/2010

© Andrew Blair

Image by Andrew Blair

Meall Greigh - 151109

© Alan Cantwell

Image by Alan Cantwell
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James Corrigan
wrote on
August 1, 2011
Started from Ben Lawers lower car park where the now allow cars if you spend in the Hotel before or after the walk.No other place for parking so took a good option.Bar staff were friendly to, with one Lad a keen bagger.Carefully walk East along a road with no pavements for about 800m and turn left just beyond "The Horn Carver".Head up through an obvious path and through the woods to a high style.Onwards to a fence, then finally break out and over a very high style to open hill.Meall Greigh is clearly seen.Soon you meet a split in the path below the hill.Do not take the lower one as it will take you well down in to the gorge.Strike up from the split and take whatever seems obvious to you.There is a burn further West.If you hit that ,follow it up for most of the way to a high col and from there, easy up to the summit.Great views of Loch Tay and the waiting Munro`s of Meall Garbh and An Stuc.
Leon Mooney
wrote on
July 26, 2008
Climbed on 25/7/08 from the Lawers Hotel, up past the farm and into near-zero visibility. Once I had passed Sron Mhor the gradient eased and I encountered two other walkers, Gordon and Fiona with their dog badger. They had only just found the path that I was about to stumble onto, and together we found the summit shortly afterwards.

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