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Meall Glas


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.
959 m (3146 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.
199 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.
Rounded green hill

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 Glas lies at one end of a curved ridge with Beinn Cheathaich (937m) at the other, with both ends of the ridge leading into Glen Lochay. Meall Glas can be climbed from Glen Lochay from the track by the Lubchurran Burn, but is mostly climbed from the S on easy and often boggy slopes.
Hazards you may encounter on Meall Glas include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near 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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West Highlands
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West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Oss
by Metcheck
Meall Glas Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meall Glas.

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 Routes that include Meall Glas
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1270 m 15.36 km 5.5 hrs Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuil  Relatively long route on grass and heather, but no crags.  
2 992 m 13.02 km 4.5 hrs Meall Glas and Beinn nan Imirean  Moderate route on occassionaly boggy slopes to Beinn nan Imirean then through crags to Meall Glas. There should be no problems on this route providing the steep rocky regions are avoided Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Meall Glas

 Baggers Gallery for Meall Glas

The Munro Ninjas out on Meall Glas

© Stephen Langston

Image by Stephen Langston

Pollaidh with Sgiath Chuil in background.

© John Mcallister

Image by John Mcallister

Self Potrait at the Summit.

© John Mcallister

Image by John Mcallister

Myself, wully hunter, and daw smith from Auchinleck hillwalking club on a very chilly days walking,

© John Frew

Image by John Frew
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 Shared Members Track Logs
Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuil
by James Cassidy
Beinn nan Imirean and Meall Glas
by William Deans
Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuil
by Nico Boxhoorn
Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuil
by William Deans
Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuil
by Douglas Mason

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John Mcallister
wrote on
December 16, 2011
Climbed from A85 today, deep snow all the way, so just picked a best route over various hillocks, bog and heather. Cursing the fact i'd turned down some snowshoes the week before. Def on for snows or skis. Looked very like a lunar landscape. Left Sgaith Chuil til another time, prob from Glen Lochay i think.
James Corrigan
wrote on
June 11, 2011
Took Glen Dochart side from Auchessan.After reaching the White houses there is a sign.Hill Path.Go round the back of the houses and up on to a well defined path.This path vanishes when you reach a Burn with the hill just coming in to view.Sgiath Chull is well seen already to the East.Kept to West of Burn and up steep grassy slopes until a huge Peat Bog is reached at the main base of the hill.Aimed for the high Col with the summit to the left West.Much bog hoping but soon go to the high Col and Westwards up to the cairn where great views South back to Ben More and NW to Ben Challum and the Auch Corbetts.Ben Lawers in the distance East could be seen with An Stuc.Wet slog of a hill but views are worth it.This one could be difficult in cloud and heavy rain.Be sure on navigation and bring a Snorkel! Onwards to Sgiath Chull.
domenico pocai
wrote on
April 14, 2010
14 April 2010 Sgiath Chuil and Meall Glas Route Time: 6 hrs Your Notes I went up Meall Glas today and bumped in to Gerry McPartling, the MRT man who's attempting to summit all munros in 100 days!!! That's a very hard thing to achieve for anyone, but even more so when you're 66 years old!!! Anyway, I asked Gerry if it was alright for me to tag along with him to Sgaith Cuill and he seemed quite pleased for the company. I had a wonderful day walking and chatting to this extraordinary and very down to heart gentleman!!!! Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuill were OK........ a bit boring!! weather was beautiful, which made for a really good day out
Andrew Blair
wrote on
July 15, 2009
I'd like to add that Cameron McNeish has revised his route for Sgiath Chuil & Meall Glas in the 10th anniversary revision of his 'The Munros' book - so fair play to the man! The route now takes into account the gate barring vehicular progress at Kenknock, the missing footbridge at Lubchurran and a shows a gentler descent to Badour instead of Batavaime.
Andrew Blair
wrote on
July 13, 2009
Sgiath Chuil & Meall Glas from Glen Lochay as C McNeish’s route. A couple of problems: 1st, no vehicles beyond Kenknock adds another 1.6km each way. 2nd, footbridge at Lubchurran is no more! I forded river at 4x4 track (water toe-deep until last metre or so when it rose to shin level). Slopes to Sgiath Chuil v steep & tiring - steep sided, boggy bealach to Beinn Cheathaich an ordeal! Walk to Meall Glas much easier but NNW descent to Batavaime footbridge seriously steep & craggy. Return 5km+ yomp to Kenknock most unwelcome. I found this route hard going but enjoyed great views - esp Meall Glas.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 27 Oct 2013 Sgaith Chuil / Meall Glas Stuart Donnelly Sgiath Chuil and Meall Glas Not Yet Rated
2 22 Nov 2013 Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuil Michael Cameron Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuil Not Yet Rated
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