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Name:Maol Chinn-dearg
Hill number:693
Height:980.3m / 3216ft
Parent (Ma):685  Aonach air Chrith
RHB Section:10A: Glen Shiel to Loch Hourn and Loch Quoich
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Ness
Class:Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo
(Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur)
Grid ref:NH 03224 08759
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:137.7m
Col:842.6m  NH 0407 0830  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 33
(1:25k) 414S
Survey:Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 547 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Ascended via Druim Coire nan Eireacheanach in deep fresh snow to valley floor (hip deep drifts in places) - hard work to ridge - weather fine in AM - grad deterioration thru day - continued west along South Sheil ridgewychwood28/01/2019
From A87 near Cluanie Inn, along track to SE and up Creag a' Mhaim SE ridge, then along S Shiel ridge to Creag nan Damh, descending back to A87 Eas-nan-Arm bridgekdbennett19/08/2018
That's us more than half the munros done, & we have a lift arranged back to the car just need to keep them behind us.LizzieG07/07/2018
Started ridge with Callum and Chris on Club meet. only completed four Munroe'sJamesSDonald09/06/2018
Repeat of Munro 61 from yesterday to regain Cluanie ridge and complete remaining summits to the NW up to Sgurr a'Chuilinn.SteveSmith27/10/2017
With Steve Smith on traverse of the Cluanie ridge going broadly E-W over 2 days. Final hill of the day with pleasant descent to the road along Druim Corie nan Eirecheanach. ***Re-visited this hill the following day after re-ascending to the ridge to continue the traverse.jonglew26/10/2017
part of the south shiel ridgeAristotle Chip15/10/2017
KeithByTheC27/08/2017
Climbed from the Cluanie Inn- nine hours- with Dan Arnold and Ian Baverstock including Creag aâ Mhaim- Druim Shionnach- Aonach Air Chrith & Maol Chinn-dearg. Gorgeous sunshine all day.chillyman826/08/2017
with Gavin from 1-2 miles W of Cluanie via fabulously easy N ridge, Druim Coire nan Eirecheanach, then descent from S an Doire Leathain. Got progressively wetter though cleared briefly on Bealach before S an Doire Leathain. Strong wind, no-one aboutniallp16/05/2017
South Glen Shiel Ridgetomd404/09/2016
4 of 7FCMark27/08/2016
With Alan GilliesHighland Days18/06/2016
SoloTopsaswell20/05/2016
No. 4 Munro today. Had lunch here and the inversion is finally dissipating.Play2End08/09/2015
Fourth of the day.Roblex10/06/2015
Continuation of walk from Aonach air Chrith. Followed path along fine narrow section of the ridge over some minor knolls to a bealach, then up to summit. Descended down the Druim Coire Eirecheanach (path all the way) to the A87. Then a tedious 3.5km walk east on the road verge into a strong headwind back to the Cluanie Inn. Winter conditions on tops. With DM.marktrengove02/05/2015
As part of the South Cluanie ridge. First time with EKMC Maureen Moss Gordon Lowe Ann Low and Douglas the Gaelic singermunromurph20/04/2015
Glen Shiel to Cluanie Inn via Sgurr na Sgine, The Saddle and south Glen Shiel ridge. Day 47 of 59 for all Munros. 30km, +/-2700m, 11 hours.PGCE26/09/2014
Whole South Glenshiel ridge - 7 peaks, in one walk from Cluanie. 11 hours. Great views - but a bit unchanging on a long day. Route as in SMC book - short route off.Norman Reid05/08/2014
with Dave, Norman, Elspeth, Alistair and lewis fourth of the south kintail ridgemn2305/08/2014
4th of 7. Great day!dave neilson05/08/2014
Glen shiel ridge walked the first five easily however due to tenable change in weather had to revers and come down onto the road and back to the Inn. Wet wet wet.Eileen O'Neil19/07/2014
With Tim and KieraLoz_mck12/07/2014
Done with James, Dylan and Oli as part of whole ridge.Aimless Rambler25/05/2014
Only half the ridge done due to bad weather. Will try again for full ridge as it looks great.Jhimmy31/07/2013
With Hannah as part of Cluanie Ridge Desperate Stan18/07/2013
ghaley10/07/2013
From A87 a traverse of Creag a'Mhaim, Druim Shionnach, WT, Aonach air Chrith, Maol Chinn-dearg, Maol Chinn-dearg - Sgurr Coire na Feinne and Sgurr an Doire Leathain. Return down Druim Thollaih.rhalstead05/07/2013
Solo round of the Eastern Clunie Ridge Munros and then going onto Beinne Loinne. 10m snow arete by Druim Shionnach. Otherwise easy.9 1/2 hours.alexmaclennan16/05/2013
Hyperopic12/07/2012
With Steve, RodOik12/06/2012
With Rod and Grant from the half way point going west. Great day with just a bit of dampness from time to time.SS12/06/2012
donaldbella23/10/2011
South Glen Shiel ridge with DW and SL. Weather good.AGWilliamson24/09/2011
Second ascent, with Robin.thenomad20/09/2011
G&MG Annette DuncanChris Blake06/08/2011
Kenny bowed out here.akmilne11/06/2011
from shiel bridge the saddle, squrr na sgine, squrr a bhac,creag nam damh, squrr an lochain, squrr an doire leathain, moal chinn dearg, aonach air ghrith, druim shionnach, and creag a mhaim cycled from cluanie inn back to shiel bridge.robertphillips11/06/2011
#14, 4/7 today. Heading towards the Claunie inn, now glad that most of the ascent for the day had been done. Some brief clearings in the cloud gave us views into both the north and south valleys, and to our eventual destination.Edgemaster16/04/2011
DebsMountain Goat28/03/2011
Last Munro for Claire, around an hour 20 from Chrith. Will, Nick and I pressed on for number 5.bowzi03/09/2010
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave18/07/2009
6thThearlaichdubh12/05/2009
MCMartin6617/04/2009
no 4 and the first posible escape route and we had a bike at the ridge bottom. Still goung strong though and anyway the snow was coveribg the escape ridge and it did not look safegreendave11/04/2009
With Stephen, having left his car at the west end of the ridge. Climbed up from round the back again but fitness and weather brought us off the ridge half way and back to Cluanie. SS26/08/2007
Munro 162 2007 compleationancient brit23/07/2007
See Creag a'Mhaimdickscroop14/06/2007
alone SheilaS06/06/2007