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Name:Creag Meagaidh
Hill number:658
Height:1128m / 3701ft
RHB Section:09C: Loch Lochy to Loch Laggan
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Grid ref:NN 41843 87537
Summit feature:large cairn
Col:261m  NN566903  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 34 42
(1:25k) OL55 401
Survey:obvious summit
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With Swot, Ed Holmes, Mark Turner & J. Glorious sun for majority of day, blue skies but biting wind on the top. Snow soft, often calf deep & occasional drifts to waist. CW via Creag na Cailliche over Creag Meagaidh, the Window, Coire Ardaire, Aberadrder Nature Reserve. Top day.Neily There13/03/2020
From Aberarder car park. Clockwise circuit of the three Creag Meagaidh Munros ascending through The Window.welshyboyo04/01/2020
Climbed from Aberarder car park to do the Creag Meagaidh circuit, with Carn Laith first, Stob Poite Coire Ardair then Creag Meagaidh, retuning down the Coire Ardair path from The Window. Once above Na Cnapanan, very thick mist pretty much throughout with very strong winds. Meet Richard on the summit of Carn Laith, thankfully we teamed up to do the other two in the circuit, as without his GPS I would have turned back to the car park. 07:10 hrs all in.chillyman805/10/2019
From Moy lodge, following ATV track and then across moor to Creag na Cailliche, following ridge round to Creag Meagaidh, then SE to Meall Coire Choille-rais, S to An Cearcallach, descending directly SSE to ATV track on E side of Moy burn, back to Moy lodgekdbennett20/08/2019
Carn Liath, Stob Poite Coire Ardair, Creag Meagaidh from Aberarder.lenman06/07/2019
Up Raeburn's Gully at the end of Winter and over to the summit.atreides788721/03/2019
From car park at Aberarder (NN 48301 87297) - Lochan a'Choire - The Window - Creag Meagaidh East Top - Creag Meagaidh - The Window - Stob Poite Coire Ardair - Stob Poite Coire Ardair East Top - Sron Coire a'Chriochairein - Meall an-t-Snaim - Carn Liath - Na Cnapanan. Easy path to the lochan, lots of loose scree between here and The Window.david23020113/07/2018
Creag Meagaidh East Top, Creag Meagaidh, Stob Poite Coire Ardair, Stob Poite Coire Ardair East Top [Crom Leathad], Sron Coire a' Chriochairein, Meall an-t-Snaim and Carn Liath. Glorious day again.Alunrees3330/06/2018
From Aberarder - normal route to Coire Ardair - the ascended Easy Gully - slightly concerning, small wet snow av in the gully - escaped L to better snow - cloud at 800m - testing nav to summit - then onto Stob Poite Coire Ardairwychwood07/04/2018
From Aberarder, followed path past the farmhouse, through the Coill' a'Choire woods then up slopes to E, eventually finding a track near a line of old iron fence posts that led onto the ridge a short way NW of Na Cnapanan, then continued on to summit of Carn Liath. Turned W and followed line of ridge all the way along to Stob Poite Coire Ardair, decent to 'Window', then up on to plateau E of Carn Meagaidh and across this to the summit, returning E and SE to Puist Coire Ardair and along E ridge to Sron a' Choire, descending along Allt Bealach a' Choire to ATV track and bridge across river near Aberarderkdbennett08/10/2017
3rd solo ascent of the day. Passed a big old cairn not on summit before lunching at the 2nd and higher cairn. Views 360 degrees and very clear. Great day out.dave neilson12/07/2017
With CallumPeterb26/06/2017
Up the valley to the window and down Sron a Ghoire to bridge over the Allt Coire Ardair 474878. Beautiful sunny day for a magnificent walk.mindlessflogger31/05/2017
From Aberarder Farm over Carn Liath, Stob Poite Coire Ardair and Creag Meagaidh and back down via the window. Took 6 hrs 30 mins distance about 14.5 miles.isabelle30/05/2017
GMC May June 2017 1st day. Me T Byrn Geoff Lynsey jps66629/05/2017
Self, from big car park. back via Puiste Coire Adair.Bookerdddd28/05/2017
Gorgeous day on Creag Megaidh, four tops and two deleted tops. From the nature reserve and up the track to Coire Ardair and through the window. Great day.Peterb08/05/2017
Solo. 2nd round.Dangerous Dave21/09/2016
Culmination of circuit including Carn Liath and Stob Poite Coire Ardair from From Aberarder car park. Returned to car park via The Window down to Lochan a Choire.PeakyPete01/09/2016
park roughburn C/w round of meall bhaideanach, beinn a chaorainn far south top, beinn a chaorainn south top, beinn a chaorainn, beinn a chaorainn north top, creag meagaidh, creag meagaidh east top, an cearcallach, meall coire choille rais, puist coire ardair, creag mhor, sron a choire, down to aberarder cycled back to car at roughburn.robertphillips15/08/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac15/08/2016
Final of the Munros today, and much windier here, but great visibility. Non-standard descent via Meall Coire Choille-rais to the Lochan Coire Choille-rais. Rough terrain to route back to A86 at Moy Woods and then long road walk back to car park.mcbboyd04/10/2015
Anti-clockwise circuit of the Creag Meagaidh Munros. On own.MorecambeMonkey05/09/2015
With GGWC. Saw a golden eagle.Maggie16/08/2015
With E & Al & Maggie N. Carn Liath, Stob Poite Coire Ardair & Creag Meagaidh from car park, route as described in SMC book. Great day - still thick snow on summit of Creag M.Norman Reid31/05/2015
With Elspeth Norman and Alasdair after Carn Liath and Stob Poitre Coire Adair - a wonderful snowy trip.mn2330/05/2015
First time from EKMC with Sid Alan Avrilmunromurph19/04/2015
Three in a row. Good sunny fresh day. With Justine and Brian. Philip went fishing.Eileen O'Neil18/04/2015
Great winter's walk up Easy Gully to Creag Meagaidh and on to Carn LiathAJones14/03/2015
Steven Fallon MG, AndrewChris Blake21/02/2015
From car park via Stob Poite Coire Ardair and Carn Liath. Snow on plateau. Some views, brocken spectre. Rounsfell26/11/2014
A damp November day with Rob. Clockwise route around Coire Ardair from Aberarderbanksey20/11/2014
From Aberader, Creag Meagaidh, Stob Poite Coire and Carn Liath plus tops on route.rhalstead20/06/2014
With Robert Wight and John Berry. Horeshoe from Aberarder carpark clockwise from Carn Liath to Sron a Ghoire. High cloud, little wind, dry and great viz. 6 1/2 hoursalexmaclennan15/06/2014
Very clear day by now. Lunch at the simmit cairn. Window still blocked with snow so we slid down about 200m.darradog27/05/2014
With AP. Fantastic day, over many Creag Meagaidh tops.douglas_easton06/08/2013
ML assessmentLoz_mck06/06/2013
From car park nr Aberarder (NN 48262 87268) by nature reserve made path to Lochan a'Choire. Then up through The Window, round onto summit plateau past Mad Meg's Cairn to summit cairn. With DM and JK.Man of Kernow101/06/2013
Bit windy, wind chill, but otherwise beautiful blue sky early autumn day. Clockwise round of Coire Ardair.steveroberts15/09/2012
Second of the day with GHC. Clear and warm. Cut down the window and back to the bus at the C.P.Play2End12/08/2012
Probably best to complete the circuit anti-clockwise starting with Carn liath. Some rock falls on the way down from the window has led to the path being a bit unstable if you're bothered by this.Roblex25/07/2012
Estimated date - done soloAimless Rambler11/05/2012
3rd of 3, drop down to the Window before ascent and pass Mad Meg's Cairn. Had to trawl up snowfield to summit. Down via Window and more snow, then path out. 6h45.bowzi28/03/2012
2 of 7: From East Top.ChrisR02/03/2012
group of 5 munros from roughburn beinn teallach, beinn a chaorainn, creag meagaidh, stob poite coire ardair, carn liath cycled back to car from arberarder.robertphillips27/05/2011
Roughburn to Aberarder via Beinn Teallach, Beinn a'Chaorainn, Creag Meagaidh, Stob Poite Coire Ardair and Carn Liath. Day 34 of 59 for all Munros. 23km, +/-1900m, 8 hours.PGCE11/05/2011
Parked at Aberarder car park. Route is very obvious up until starting to get onto plateau. Sunny but cold wind.Jhimmy22/04/2011
with Paul, Steve, Stu, KennyDuncanH11/10/2010
Around Coire ArdairHarper10010/10/2010