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Name:Maol Chean-dearg
Hill number:982
Height:933m / 3061ft
RHB Section:13B: Applecross to Achnasheen
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Carron, Catchment Boundaries, Torridon
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Grid ref:NG 92409 49899
Summit feature:very large cairn
Col:419m  NG932508  
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With Sunny, Maol Chean-dearg, Sgorr Ruadh & Beinn Liath Mhor. Couldn't cross the river, had to go round the loch.Huwel06/06/2020
Route: Coulags (A890) Bealach a Choire Ghairbh Maol Chean-dearg Belach a Choire Ghaairbh Coulags. Stats: 6hrs10, 16.5km, 1,031m ascent. Weather: sunny to start, but hit by big weather front from behind on descent (very wet & windy). Notes: stopped in bothy on return due to poor weather.millionmts04/09/2019
My second Munro! A lot easier than Blàbheinn...eilidh21/04/2018
stunning day with stunning views!FCMark12/04/2018
Lovely day with tremendous views and good path.akmilne12/04/2018
From Annat with Steve Smith. Snow and spindrift made for a tough day, but sun came out briefly as we summited. Went up the NW face, some ice climbing/scrambling involved. Quite an intense day out.jonglew12/02/2018
SoloGeraldine Fardon24/10/2017
Lionel, JennieChris Blake21/09/2017
Club weekend, Friday afternoon walkJamesSDonald09/06/2017
Glorious sunny dry day with Tom Oldham and Russell. Standard route from Coulags along Fionn-abhain to bealach then stiff bouldery ascent/descent of Maol Chean-dearg. Back to bealach and delightful ascent/ descent of slabby An Rubh Stac. 8 hours.alexmaclennan08/05/2017
Circumnavigated then ascendedquadbarrel13/04/2017
From coulags, 12.30 start weather poor but top clear for half an hour with great views,very poor ground to cover at topgeoffreybbb27/06/2016
With Anne. Cracking day at end of superb week at Kishorn. Left Coulags car park at 11.00. On summit by 14.30. Good views all directions through slight haze. Back to car for 18.15 and long drive back to Edinburgh.David Greaves04/06/2016
Started and ended at Coulags Bridge. Up and down by same route. Bothy stops were very welcome.tsharp16/04/2016
From Coulags bridge by the standard route: Coire Fionnaraich bothy (NG 94996 47961) - coire path (starting at NG 94833 48996) - Bealach a'Choire Gharbh (NG 93121 48778) - south-east ridge - summit - return by outward route. Solo, on a beautiful warm late October day.Man of Kernow127/10/2015
Squigg's 1st Munromountainman27722/07/2015
Solo walk from Coulags in fine conditions; amazing views from summit.barnz4816/07/2015
From Coulags. On own.MorecambeMonkey15/06/2015
Overnight trip, 3 Munroes, with AlexMadjonny05/05/2015
sunset on summit. camped with kiera.Loz_mck11/04/2015
Last day of honeymoonamelialloyd17/01/2015
TfL, Ben Damph CraigW26/11/2014
An easy ascent in cool, misty conditions from Coulags. Onto the Corbett, which looks fantastic.Play2End12/10/2014
with Russel & LunaBigNick12/09/2014
From Coulags, fine views.rhalstead25/06/2014
With RodOik19/06/2014
Solo. Single shot. Drove up and dumped the van just before 1pm. Glorious day, totally cloud free. Follow road and take path at LHS. Excellent path, but not for bikes! 2hr50 to summit with my dodgy knee :l Back out path. 17.2km, 1040m 5hr50.bowzi12/10/2013
The day started heavy rain. fell asleep in car to be awoken by drizzle. fairly simple mountain to climb and a luxury bothy on the way. The Corbett next door looked hard to twin with this munro.Jhimmy28/07/2013
Solo tripInvicta1425/05/2013
Circumnavigated solo in hot dry conditions from Annat - insufficient time to climb to summit.barnz4819/05/2013
From Coulags via Bealach a' Choire Ghairbh. Cloud broke occasionally to reveal views.davidpettit8424/08/2012
Torridon GMC trip staying at Torridon SYHA with DLJ Reg Geoff B Dave Gray. Did hill with Geoff & Dave Gray. Great weather very hot jps66603/06/2012
maol chean dearg in the morning bla bheinn in the afternoon.robertphillips06/05/2012
DW, SL, GW, HW, DT, PM, PW & SM for DW's last Munro. A fantastic day of weather. A well-chosen last Munro as it's such a good mountain. Did An Ruadh-Stac afterwards too. Also awesome.AGWilliamson18/09/2011
With: solo; Helen Baines18/07/2011
Normal route from Coulags - there is a very good path virtually all the way making thinks easier.mattmcv27/06/2011
221st - Solo - warm, dry and sunny, but bit hazy for views and photos. From Strath Carran station on route to Torridon YH.RGibbs22/04/2011
DMC Inver Croft weekend. We all headed up this hill with our winter boots (me in my new B3s) only to find pretty much *no* snow! (looked more like May than Feb!) Driving home the next day plenty of snow was still visible on Cairngorms.jonbowyer26/02/2011
DMC trip. Climbed with Jon, Andrew, Hazel, Albert, Juan, Catherine, Ruthamcculloch26/02/2011
New winter boots.. but no snow!hazel26/02/2011
With An Ruadh-StacHarper10010/10/2010
Late start from Coulags at 2pm up the standard route to junction over to An Ruadh Stac. Some boulder hopping required.Roblex29/06/2010
From A890 at Coulags. With Tim.ChrisR23/05/2010
Solo.Dangerous Dave12/05/2010
CK SheilaS11/05/2010
Surprised to see a memorial on way up to Michael Conon as only seen two others in Highlands. I guess I have missed a load. Enjoyed the route up and wished I had done the corbett next to this munro, one I shall do early on as it looks stunning. Back to this peak, cloud thick above 600m and rain. No idea if views any good or what just glad I have done it. Company: Soloiandesbottes03/04/2010