Creag Meagaidh group

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The high plateau of the Creag Meagaidh group is dominated by Coire Ardair and its spectacular winter climbing cliffs and constitutes a good days walk over the five munros to complete all the Munros in this district.

Carn Liath

1006m / 3300ft

Stob Poite Coire Ardair

1054m / 3458ft

Creag Meagaidh

1128m / 3700ft

Beinn a’Chaorainn


Beinn Teallach


date climbed

12 May 2014

time taken

9 hours





OS Map

Landranger 34


Thick mist in the morning and then sun and good visibility in the afternoon

Starting point : Aberarder SNH building

Steve Fallon’s route was followed over the five Munros. The weather was very mixed at first with thick mist so the route finding to the first Munro, Carn Liath needed some care. After the broad summit of Carn Liath a line of metal fence posts was followed around Coire Ardair for the best part of the rest of the day. Unfortunately, the views down Coire Ardair where spoiled by the mist so this will be on the walks to repeat in good weather after the Munros have been compleated. After Mad Megs Cairn, (the resting spot of Margaret Thatcher's handbag according to Muriel Grey !), the highest summit of the day Creag Meagaidh was reached. It was then onto Beinn a Chaorainn and the diversion away from the main bulk of the mountain. Following this peak is long flat plot across bleak terrain and the final peak of the day Beinn Teallach seems a long way away. After the significant drop to the bealach is was up to the summit and then heathery and boulder descent down to Roughburn. The car was retrieved with the willing help of someone staying with us in the Tulloch hostel so did not involve a very long walk back to Aberarder.

Pictures from the Eastern Munros