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Name:Meall a' Bhothain
Hill number:630
Height:909.9m / 2985ft
Parent (Ma):621  Carn Dearg
RHB Section:09B: Glen Albyn and the Monadh Liath
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Findhorn, Catchment Boundaries, Spey
Watershed:Inner Moray Firth
Grid ref:NH 66359 05649
Summit feature:knoll 5m NW of cairn
Col:880.3m  NH 6601 0558  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 35
(1:25k) OL56 402
Survey:Leica RX1250
Comments:Simm deleted July 2014
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 181 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Keith Armour, Craig Brackenridge, Barry McGarahanian-e05/05/2018
Revisit for the tops,ACW round of creag na h lolaire, geal charn, A chailleach, carn squlain, meall a bhothain, carn ballach, carn ban, carn dearg, carn dearg SE top,carn macoul,robertphillips17/04/2017
Monadhliath ridge from Glen Banchory via Dalballoch to Carn Macoul, Carn Dearg, intermmediate summits to Carn Sgulain and A'Chailleach and down to Glen Banchorykdbennett02/10/2016
Solo.Dangerous Dave20/09/2016
CUHWC Roy Bridge trip.AGWilliamson23/09/2015
Solo - lovely hot dayLoz_mck03/08/2015
Weather fair, snow n ground.MountainMac19/03/2015
On route to Carn Dearg.Roblex17/07/2014
From Carn Ballachmick30/05/2014
Start out just out of Newtonmore, head up A'Chailleach first, across to Carn Sgulain, along the ridge to Carn Ban, upto Carn Dearg and back along the valleys to Newtonmore. Long, Beautiful route.mattrcarter13/05/2014
A round of A'Chailleach, Carn Sgulain, Carn Dearg and it's tops.rhalstead25/06/2013
With Kenny & CathJamesSDonald09/02/2013
From Glen Banchor car park. Carn Dearg - SE Top - Carn Ban - Carn Ballach - Carn Sgulain - A' Chailleach.davidpettit8403/01/2013
With LUMC.robertgn03/01/2013
Estimated date - done soloAimless Rambler14/05/2012
3 of 9: From Carn Sgulain.ChrisR20/05/2010
Scotland Trip 2009, based at Aviemore. Day 1 walk to take in 3 Munroes.jackfowler02/05/2009
Company: Soloiandesbottes16/02/2008
Cool, sunny, icy wind, good views.iangalbraith14/06/2007
Carn Dearg round from Newtonmorenickywood122/06/2006
With Club, completed A'Challeach, Carn Sgulain, Carn Dearg + 2 Tops, 23.4km, 1080m, in 7.0hrJamesSDonald02/02/2006
With Ian & Joel.Dangerous Dave09/02/2005
Passed this summit whilst following the line of fence posts from Carn Sgulain. yorkie18/09/2004
3 of 7: From Carn Sgulain.ChrisR16/08/2003
Monadhliath circuitnordicstar09/04/2003
On walk across the Glen Banchor Munros- for full notes see Carn Dearg and A'Chailleachpwheeler02/04/2003
With Jeanettedickscroop10/08/2001
With friend from Glen Banchor road end. Walked north on track. Near the end of the track went west across the burn and NW to a bothy, continuing to reach the summit of A Chailleach. We continued round to reach the summit of Can Sgùlain (2 cairns). Went west to Meall a Bhothain, Carn Ballach and Carn Ban. I continued alone to Snechdach Slinnean. Retraced my steps to Carn Ban and went SSE over the summits of Carn Dearg and its SE top. Descended ENE to join the track beside Allt Fiondrigh.pwbellarby15/05/1999
LMC meet @ Laggan, with Tim747Shutterlag31/10/1998
A'Chailleach, Carn Sgulain and Carn Dearg with Andymountainmunki09/09/1998
solo, walked up Carn Dearg via L Dubh path and S ridge then across plateau to Carn Sgulain. V quiet, mild day, good viewsniallp11/08/1997
Top after leaving Ted + Jenny to bag 3rd M.Dugswell227/05/1997
With Vic, Jon, John and Darren en route form Sgulain to Dearg.mikejacobs31/03/1997
From road end near Newtonmore round of A'Chailleach, Carn Sgulain, Carn Ban, Carn DeargPeterD13/08/1996
One of many summits on way W to Carn Dearg.Aye Jimmy03/08/1994
With: solo; From Carn Ban over Carn Balloch to Lochan Uisge which looked very dark and forboding. Then on to Meal l a'Bhothain.Ian Baines01/07/1994
solo runChris Pearson28/05/1992
Solo. Fine warm morning. Via Carn Dearg, Carn Ban, Carn Ballack, Mealla'Bhothain, Carn Sgulain, Cairn a'Chailleach & Geal Carn from Glenballach.Vin24/05/1992
With Dave (?). I have no memory of this trip that includes Dave but do remember a second clockwise loop. SS23/03/1991
Date unknown RHW01/01/1990
Alone but in reality with two lads from Dunfermline virtually all the way rounf compass bearing in snow. Met them again on Stob Binnein. Clockwise loop from Glen Banchor. SS22/02/1987
From road end in Glen Banchor. Dearg-Ban-Balloch-Bhotain-Sgulain-Chailleach. Got sunburnt.chrisbien30/05/1985
from C Ballach. Dull plod over grass to top 14.00. Sleet blizzard blew across. to C Sgulain.arranc28/05/1985
Parked in Newtonmore. Included on an anticlockwise circuit of the hills from A' Chailleach to Carn Dearg SE Top. (PM, JD)gerrybowes20/05/1980
IM Uisdean2526/07/1978