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Meall Corranaich


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.
1069 m (3507 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.
68 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 lament

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
  51   Loch Tay & Glen Dochart

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

Meall Corranaich is separated from the rest of the Lawers Ridge by Coire Odhar through which an old drove road passes from Coire Odhar into Coire a' Chobhair.

The easiest ascent of this mountain is from the bealach at the head of Coire Odhar up a short rocky ridge to the summit.

Meall Corranaich is elongated in a N to S direction by two long ridges. The main ridge leads N then splits to give a narrow N ridge leading to Meall a' Choire Leith and larger NW ridge, with a rocky summit, which forms the S wall of Coire Gorm. There is also a long narrow S ridge offering an alternative route from the National Trust Visitor Centre with its large car park.

Hazards you may encounter on Meall Corranaich include
 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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Meall Corranaich
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meall Corranaich.

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 Routes that include Meall Corranaich
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1250 m 14.77 km 5.5 hrs Meall Corranaich and Meall a' Choire Leith  An easy day. The approach is on paths and once at altitude the terrain is short grass or stones.  

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Me & Pope at the top of Meall Corranaich 27-03-2012

© Alexander McMillan

Image by Alexander McMillan

On the summit of Meall Corranaich on 7/11/11

© Mike Reynolds

Image by Mike Reynolds

My daughter, Amy, at the top of Meall Corranaich, with Ben Lawers in the background

© Robert Bruce

Image by Robert Bruce

On top of Meall Corranaich another day of thick pea soup and whiteout conditions.

© Richard Walker

Image by Richard Walker
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Richard Preston
wrote on
July 21, 2013
Climbed Meall Corranaich and Meall a' Choire Leith with our walking group in unusually hot weather. Little breeze on top to relieve the heat. However, spectacular views all around from both peaks and from ridge between the two making it a special day. Dry weather resulted in very little mud during return walk to the cars, not the usual slog!
Martin Scott
wrote on
July 21, 2010
Decided to do the walk from the National trust car park. The weather was horrendous with the rain pouring when we reached the start point. We knew the route was on proper paths for the whole of the walk and as it was thick cloud navigation was not going to be a problem. We reached the the first summit of Meall Corranaich after 1hr 45 mins. After another hour we were on the top of Meall A Choire Leith. It was a case of retracing the footsteps back to the Car park. Never saw a thing all day and also got pretty well soaked through, even the socks were wrung out. Only photo's we have were ones taken with a mobile phone. Surprised I'd never read anywhere about someone doing the route this way. It Made a bit of sense to me, although it's a bit longer than the normal suggested route, it's paths and tracks all the way. there wasn't a bog in sight.
Michael Hill
wrote on
August 14, 2009
Climbed M Corranaich & M Coire Leith on 28 Jun 09 in very thick, low cloud which meant I had absolutely no views throughout the walk. Nevertheless even in these white-out conditions it was pretty straightforward due to the easy terrain and the path all the way to the top of Corranaich. After that the GPS was helpful. My GPS tracklog is available on this page, as you can see I made my way from M Coire Leith directly out to the road, where I was picked up. This is a great option if you've got someone down there in the car!
Leon Mooney
wrote on
May 30, 2009
Climbed on 30/5/09. A scorching day which saw me take in two Munros and a Corbett - I was amazed that it only took me an hour and a half to climb Meall Corranaich. This one has a path pretty much all the way - the route starts after the the track on the maps, just before the passing place to the south of the cairn above the road. It's vague in places but more clearly defined higher up.
Sam Marshall
wrote on
February 18, 2007
Shame others had no visibility, i had a perfect day!! Doing quite well with the old fitness, managed to reach the summit in around an hour from the cairn. Could see to Ben Nevis and Ben Alder to the north, all clad in fresh snow. The ridge to Meall a'Choire Leath was special, great day - Munros number 29/30

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