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Name:Meall a' Chaorainn
Hill number:1057
Height:705m / 2313ft
RHB Section:14B: The Fannaichs
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Ewe, Cromarty
Watershed:Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Inner Moray Firth, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NH 13602 60398
Summit feature:cairn
Col:516m  NH145605  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 19
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 179 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Birthday outing with LunaBigNick25/07/2019
From Loch a' Chroisg on a wet day as part of Langie meet at Inver.Grinner20/10/2018
Drove up to Achnasheen and bagged this hill in the afternoon. With Ian.Dangerous Dave22/09/2018
From Achnasheen, parking near railway stn. Good track on NE side Allt Achadh na Sine up to the small dam, then a fun time across the peat hags. On to the Munro.jonglew13/09/2018
Weather fair.MountainMac12/05/2018
Up the easy track from Achnasheen, but not so easy when covered in ice and snow. Dodged easily around the snowed up peat hags to Aonach Dubh, then managed to submerge my boots several times in the snow-covered bogs at the bealach. Easy angled snow climb to the summit. Thawing rapidly, so a fast return to the track, and then slithered down slush back to Achnasheen. Amazing how quickly a strong, warm wind will strip snow and ice.Gill18/12/2017
With Jon went the long way up to track and double backed to the top.left him there to do some measuring and went home.tallblond07/08/2017
From Achnasheen.ChrisR02/06/2017
60 min walk up from Achnasheen, 30 min jog down on a very hot morning.AndyS27/05/2017
From SWNormanW19/04/2017
A weekend away camping at Applecross then a Graham summit something for all the family motorbikes, camping, hills. Very hot, with 15-20 mins rain on the descent. Did a linear walk took advantage of having 2 cars.LizzieG04/09/2016
From midgy Achnasheen, track to intake then followed stream into peat hags. Found a better way back by keeping further south.Topographer5718/08/2016
From Achnasheen. Munro path has new hydro track branch off near road. Can be followed up to 500m intake. Easy stuff, some wet ground to cross to hill then short climb up ridge to summit with extensive views.nordicstar18/08/2016
New track on left of stream. Then followed stream and then a fairly good line straight for hill through the hags.jenx18/08/2016
With Fionn Beinn, lovely day sunshine, easy climb from the South.nickywood106/06/2016
with Mike VaseyIanHHill03/06/2016
Snow and iceAm Bodach05/03/2016
Up the track at NH 12486 54420. There is a locked gate at the bottom of the track which can be climbed, and a few fallen trees to scramble over/under. I left the path at NH 11116 61030, headed up to the ridge and on to the summit. 40m vis, snow all the way. Followed my tracks back.nicolajane14/12/2015
From Achnasheen. Rough ground before ascent to summit. Fine Autumn day with amazing views. Back using track.Campbell Singer27/10/2015
Bagged for fun on the way back from Fionn Bheinn. My first Graham I believe!huwthomas05/08/2015
With D Roeder. Chaorainn & Fionn Bheinn on cold v windy day, snow showers. Fr Achnasheen (10:30) used new track to reach plateau near waterfall. Used v steep E face to avoid wind and snowfields, but v slippery. Sun briefly on top. Desc vis S ridge then on to Fionn Bheinn ascending from col to SE ridge, then to top in teeth of blizzard. Cloud cleared a bit on top. More blizzard on descent, quite difficult; dry for the final grassy walk down. Finish 15:30dbb16/05/2015
round of 2 grahams mac and bnr from locked gate.robertphillips27/07/2014
Various inc DCMartin6627/06/2014
From Achnasheen with J, Martin66, Shaky & RRR. Dodged the building work at the bottom & followed the path by the Allt Achadh na Sine to the rather boggy col with Fionn Bheinn. Headed straight for the summit through haggy ground & then more steeply for the final bit. Came back a bit further to the S which was generally easier although RRR still managed to step in to a boggy hole up to his waist...NotReallyABagger27/06/2014
with Mora,from the A832 by Loch a' ChroisgaBLACKHILL08/06/2014
Up same way as arranc, down a lot more direct and steeply in the trees. Not sure why I didn't bag nan Ramh at same time. Silly me.Martin R04/10/2013
On solo run from Achnasheen to Braemore.amswanston07/06/2013
From Achnasheen via Allt Achadh na Sine, en route to Fionn Bheinn. Low cloud, so a boggy hill with no views.davidpettit8402/06/2011
Parked by Loch a'Chroisg. Over locked iron deer gate, opened a second, on broad track up into forest on gentle slope. Path continued under 3 lots of fallen trees out of forest to open moor. Up by stream to broad ridge. Still rising gently over short deer grass, tundra stone patches to visible heave of the hill. To top at 12.40 after passing two dummy tops on the vast plateau. Golden plovers all around. My 150th Graham.arranc10/07/2006
Ascended from Loch a'Chroisg.JohnW19/06/2004
Solo Uisdean2524/07/2003
Solo tripInvicta1411/07/2001
damp dull slopes, decent summit, wide view. 138586 A832, simple slope to summit RHW21/04/2000
Round of Fionn Bheinn and Meall a'Chaorainn.Eddie05/05/1994
carole engel25/09/2018
Pete R31/08/2018
Simon Winton26/06/2018
dave g01/04/2018