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Meall a' Bhuiridh & Creise
Quick Facts
This is the summed total of all the climbing within a route and is a good indicator of the strenuousness of a route.
Total Ascent
950 m

An estimate of the time taken based on a derivation of Naismiths rules. Our calculation is based on the horizontal and ascent components of a climb, we do not make a reduction for descent.

Registered users can customise these walking times by specifying their own walking and ascending speeds. They can also add a fixed time period for stoppages.

Route Time
4 hrs
The horizontal distance of the route.
Route Distance
11.05 km

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A brief summary of this route.

Our summary will always contain one of easy, moderate or hard to indicate the severity of the route.

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.

Here we provide the nearest town to the start of the route where you will find basic services.

We then give directions from that location to the route start. Your approach route may differ.

 Travel Information

Head to: Kings House Hotel

From Kings House Hotel (A82) (NN260545) walk or drive to the White Corries Ski Centre car park.

Route Waypoint Map

The total ascent is 950 metres. Allow 4 hours to complete this 11.05 km route.

In winter months please check the local snow conditions at sais.gov.uk.

The hillphones service can inform you of stalking activities in the area.

Usually the shortest way to climb the mountain, making best use of tracks and paths to gain altitude. Route navigation requires map reading skills and an ability to navigate with a compass.

The information given here will enable you to annotate your map and plan your route. We do not give anecdotal descriptions on where to find the paths, worn by the feet of previous mountaineers.

Where the access routes are few or the ridge is narrow, paths are generally obvious. On open ground, following paths without using your compass may get you lost in poor visibility.

 Route Information
Waypoint Detail
  Start from carpark at White Corries Ski Centre
  NN26655253 Distance
355 m
Follow chair lift route to plateau above Creag Dhubh
NN25715200 Distance
1.44 km
740 m
Head SW to N ridge of Meall a' Bhuirdh and ascend S to summit
NN25065035 Distance
1.89 km
1108 m
Descend WSW on narrow ridge to col (930m)
NN24285008 Distance
1.31 km
930 m
Scramble W to summit plateau
NN23865003 Distance
0.43 km
1040 m
Bear N across plateau to Creise summit
NN23845063 Distance
0.65 km
1100 m
Reverse route to return
  NN26655253 Distance
5.33 km
355 m

A selection of weather forecasts local to this route.

West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Stob Dubh
by Metcheck
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Rating & Reviews

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Written by William Bower on 27 Jul 2005:
I did this slightly differently as I took the NE ridge up onto the ridge just North of the summit. Still good scrambling to be had but not as exposed as Sron na Creise itself. The walk to Meall a'Bhuridh is easy once you've negotiated the steep descent onto the connecting ridge. The descent from the summit involves coming down through the not very attractive ski paraphanalia
Written by John Walker on 09 Jun 2003:
I wouldn't tackle it by this route, unless in winter - The much better route is up Sron na Creise, along the ridge, down to the bealach and then summit Meall a'Bhuiridh, descending to the ski car park. The scrambling is quite loose and steep, but not really difficult. I took the chicken route on the last 20m or so, as there is a particularly steep step and it was very wet, otherwise if a vertigo-suffering bagger like me could manage it, most ought to be able to.
Disclaimer. The details provided above are an aid to planning an expedition, but all distances, altitudes and bearings must be considered approximate. You must navigate with the appropriate map, a compass, your navigation skills and common sense, MunroMagic.com accept no responsibility for your interpretation of our route information.
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