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Name:Meall Garbh
Hill number:269
Height:701m / 2300ft
RHB Section:03C: Glen Etive to Glen Lochy
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 16800 36712
Summit feature:outcrop 15m ESE of main cairn
Col:444m  NN172361  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50
(1:25k) 377W
Observations:tiny cairn 17m N at NN 16796 36729 is c.5cm lower; main cairn 12m SSE at NN 16806 36700 is lower assuming boulder unnatural
Survey:Abney level/KR 2x Hand Level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 104 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Up early to beat the weather. Cycled up Glen Strae to 183340 then up the ridge on the right side of Coire Dubh Ealcha and via cols at 176351 (515m) and 172361 (445m). Ground good albeit steep in places. All other routes are much longer or involve much more re-ascent.Topographer5729/05/2019
On three-day route from Bridge of Orchy to Taynuillt.Grinner18/05/2019
2 of 2: From F/B after Beinn nan Lus. Whilst cycling back down Glen Kinglass a pickup truck driver stopped and checked if I was ok. Friendly.ChrisR26/06/2017
After Beinn nan Lus, dropped to the fine suspension bridge at GR 152369, then crossed the moor heading for a single tree higher up. From here went more or less straight up past a holly and into a burn line which becomes an incut valley. Leads through a few rocky edges easily to summit. Back same way to be met at road by Alistair the local Ghillie from Ardmaddy who kindly gave us and bikes a lift back to Inverawe smokery CP.nordicstar11/09/2016
Two good Grahams climbed today from Glenkinglass. Lower slopes can be tussocky, but managed to find good routes up both hills. A beautiful spot. Helped by advice and a lift from Alistair. Region 3 complete!jenx11/09/2016
Ascended from A85/B8077 junction, Glen Strae, Lairig Dhoireann and Meall Beithe with descent back over Beinn Lurachan. It feels a long way with lots of up and down.benalder28415/04/2016
Cycled from Inverawe CP and then meandered up to the summit in the heat.Martin R10/06/2015
Using the route from the new Grahams book, I logged 19km, 1260m ascent, rather than the 15.5km, 1160m stated in the book. Parked just a few yards in on the track - there is a sign saying no vehicles further on, but a couple of parking spaces near the start. Great day, super weather, and the descent down the ridge from Beinn Lurachan is lovely, despite being hard on the knees.nicolajane09/06/2015
meall garbh and beinn nan lus from inverawe, biked up glen kinglass.robertphillips22/06/2014
From tent at head of Glen Kinglass along with the three surrounding Graham tops in poor weather and very wet ground in places due to recent snow melt but an enjoyable day.dickscroop29/03/2014
Beinn Lurachan, Meall Beith, Meall Garbh and Meall Buidhe from Stronmilchan Bridge. Long walk back down Glen Strae with Martin Collins.jimbloomer29/06/2013
From Glen Strae. With Ben nan Lus.AndrewFinnimore21/07/2012
Solo Uisdean2518/09/2011
ran with nicola and johntom smith26/02/2011
Parked off B8077. Hot work up hill on buggy tracks, many footprints gave re-assurance after 3 walks without. A mile traverse on flat contour to col before M Beithe. Across a massive stream cut gorge on NW side of hill and a further long drop to cross a fence in a 1500' col. Final 800' clamber to top at 13.10. Heat haze to 8 miles.arranc13/04/2007
A glorious dayAlison R24/07/2005
Sunny, hot, gusty, 51mph, good views.iangalbraith08/08/2004
Ascended from B8077, Glen Strae, Lairig Dhoireann and Meall Beithe. Very good weather unlike May 2002 when heavy rain forced a retreat.JohnW24/10/2003
Victoria Bridge round: Beinn nan Aighenan, Beinn nan Lus, Meall Garbh and Beinn Suidhe.Eddie30/03/1996
hill walker04/05/2019
Sick Kid01/04/2017
Jim B11/05/2016
Campbell Singer13/06/2015
GavinTheobald 230/05/2015
Tony S08/05/2015
ancient brit26/04/2014