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Name:Meall Cruidh
Hill number:257
Height:930m / 3051ft
Parent (Ma):238  Ben Starav
Parent (SMC):238  Ben Starav
RHB Section:03C: Glen Etive to Glen Lochy
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA)
Class:Simm, Munro Top, Murdo
Grid ref:NN 12918 41553
Summit feature:cairn
Col:895m  NN130418  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50
(1:25k) 377W
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 167 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
A circuit of Ben Starav and its Tops from the Glen Etive road by the Coileitir turning. Slow going on a hot day, albeit the views are worth taking time over. Three deer watched me as I drank from a stream between Stob Coire Dheirg and Meall Cruidh.Nick Down103/08/2019
From Coileitir (Glen Etive) up Ben Starav by north ridge, then south east at first, turning to S ridge, over Meall Cruidh, then SW to Stob an Duine Ruaidh, continuing W down to Loch Etive shore by Allt Coire na Larach, returning via paths on E side of loch and glen.kdbennett19/05/2019
From col at 766 meters, passing around top of gorgeIsbjorn16/05/2019
From col at 766 meters, passing across top of gorgeIsbjorn 3rd Round16/05/2019
Solo, en-route to Ben Lus.amswanston21/07/2018
Weather fair.MountainMac27/06/2018
ben starav, stob coire dheirg, meall cruidh, stob an duine ruaidh, meall nan tri tighearnan, glas bheinn mhor, from glen etive.robertphillips06/11/2016
3 of 6: From Stob Coire Dheirg Old GR.ChrisR13/05/2014
Coileitir - Ben Starav - Meall Cruidh - Stob an Duine Ruaidh - Ben Starav - Stob Coire Dheirg - Meall nan Tri Tighearnan - Glas Bheinn Mhor - Allt Mheuran - Coileitirdavidpettit8418/04/2014
Solo walk in rain and worsened conditions, late in daybarnz4806/08/2011
With Jamie and dog Ben-Ji, anticlockwise walk all the way down east side of Loch Etive and up the SW ridge, over the two Murdo tops, over Starav and down the NW ridge. second time on Starav for me. Jamie's 22nd Munro at age ten.vegibagger13/04/2010
walk along lochside with dad and Ben-Ji then up SW ridge of Ben Starav on to Stob an Duine Ruaidh, on to Meal Cruidh, up on to Starav and down NW ridge to our tent.trigpillocksson13/04/2010
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave12/10/2008
On attempt of all Munros and tops in 2007ancient brit15/06/2007
Completed Ben Starav, Glas Bheinn Mor, Beinn Nan Aighenan, Stob Coir an Albannaich, Meall nan Eun, Stob Ghabhar + 5 tops, included an over night camp, 38.5km, 5250m, in 21.5 walking (also had 8km bike back to car)JamesSDonald02/04/2007
With Jeanettedickscroop22/08/2006
See Ben Starav. Time approx. dbb22/05/2004
Headed south from Stob Coire Dheirg, after initially getting lost in the mist I retraced my steps and eventually found the correct ridge. yorkie31/10/2002
from Coiletir in Glen Etive over Ben Starav then along SE ridge which curls W to this Top and Stob an Duine Ruaidh then back to Top of Stob Coire Dheirg and over to Beinn nan Aighenan back via Bealach W of Glas Beinn Mhor - Beautiful day great viewscelticrambler21/05/2002
Ben Starav plus Tops, and Beinn nan Aighenan.PGCE23/05/2001
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fine rocky hill, fine situation. 271418 Victoria Br car pk, 4 Grahams anticlock + Starav far S top RHW14/10/2000
Grand circuit from Glen Etive of the 5 Starav hills and tops. Starav first and then anti-clockwise.nordicstar10/10/1998
From Glen Etive to Ben Starav and subsidiary tops, then on to Beinn nan Aighenan and Glas Bheinn MhorGallovidian17/05/1998
solo Uisdean2506/04/1996
First to this Top then another beyond, before working around to Munro Beinn nan Aighenan.Aye Jimmy28/08/1995
Warm, sunny, superb views.iangalbraith04/06/1995
With: solo; The ascent of Ghlas Bheinn Mhor also required an axe for two large snow fields that had to be crossed. The ridge following was no problem but the ascent on to Ben Starav was a long way although straightforward.Ian Baines27/04/1995
self (Ben Starav)davidsbatty01/04/1995
Full of cold but determined to bag wanted tops, from Glen Etive hut which I had booked for w/e with friendsChris Pearson21/02/1993
Day off with sub zero temperatures forcaste. Round from Ben Starav up to Meall nan Eun.Eddie04/12/1991
From Glen EtiveBLACKHILL07/07/1991
The five Munros in the Ben Starav group RHW06/06/1990
With D,P,S,G192130/04/1988
See Ben Staravgerrybowes15/02/1982
Including Ben Starav. Also ridge done on 15/07/2014 with 'new' top and Starav again. Down Loch Etive and up from west side. Directly down north ridge from Starav summit.bolton15/02/1982
Steve Clark17/05/2019
Sick Kid27/04/2018