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Name:Meall Garbh
Hill number:118
Height:968m / 3176ft
Parent (Ma):107  Carn Mairg
RHB Section:02A: Loch Rannoch to Glen Lyon
County/UA:Perth and Kinross (UA)
Catchment:Tay
Class:Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo, Yeaman
(Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur,Y)
Grid ref:NN 64709 51678
Summit feature:boulder 18m SE of large cairn
Drop:104m
Col:864m  NN655518  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 42 51
(1:25k) OL48E OL49W 378E 386W
Observations:large cairn is at NN 64700 51692
Comments:previously (2014) noted cairn is now gone
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 611 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Debs & Talisker, Glen Lyon round, 4 Munros, 3 Munros tops and 3 other tops. Cracked the halfway mark.Mountain Goat21/06/2019
Ascent as part of my anticlockwise circuit of the Glen Lyon Horseshoe. Cold north westerly wind, but dry with clear summits. NOTE: Start at Invervar now 50yards west of telephone box.knarf05/05/2019
From Invervar (NN 66616 48220) - Carn Gorm - Meall Garbh - Meall a' Bharr - Carn Mairg - Meall na Aighean. Woodland path then hydro track to begin then clear mountain paths from then on. Exceptional windchill, icy and also deep snow in some areas.david23020130/10/2018
Started at 07:45, as one circuit including Carn Gorm, Meall Garbh, Carn Mairg & Meall nan Aighean (Creag Mhor). Very misty on top of Carn Gorm and Meall Garbh, this cleared around 12:00 to gives good views of Schiehallion and Glen Lyon, 7:10 hours all in.chillyman808/08/2018
With Karen Daly & BusterHighland Days24/06/2018
50th Munrolojzi86062107/05/2018
Carn Mairg loopHuwel10/04/2018
From Carn Gorm. Simple enough except for the stodgy snow. Modern art cairn.stig_nest13/03/2018
From Invervar with Carn Gorm, Carn Mairg and Meall na AigheanGeoff Briggs16/09/2017
See Carn MairgMoragElizabeth08/08/2017
Completed the horseshoeJamesSDonald04/06/2017
Clockwise round of 4 munros and 3 tops - very windy but good views otherwise!twg2713/03/2017
The worst cairn in Scotland on the worst estate. I removed about 200 big fence posts from it but there is much more to be done up there.alda02/10/2016
Carn Gorm groupjustin99911/09/2016
Nice round of the four. This one short and simple from the col, although in the mist I took the path over An Sgorr. Never mind, another top bagged.steveroberts14/08/2016
C/W round of 4 munros and 3 tops from inverar.robertphillips17/07/2016
Glen Lyon horseshoe, anticlockwisekdbennett25/06/2016
From Inverar round of the 4 Munros and 3 tops.rhalstead16/06/2016
Glen Lyon 4 circuit, 8hr 25min with 5hr 4 min on the move. With Pete and Steve.Hyperopic05/06/2016
Circular from Inverar, 4 Munros. Baking hot day with strong winds at summits.liljonb11/05/2016
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave16/04/2016
Clockwise from Invervar.Stevend112/03/2016
Clockwise circuit from Invervar. No problems other than hydro scheme works at Invervar.TRG31812/08/2015
Clockwise round of four Munros and adjacent tops from Invervar on a clear bright day.Crib Goch08/06/2015
Great cairn, made from fence posts. Meall na Aighean, Carn Mairg, Meall garbh, Carn Gorm. Started at Invervar. The hydro construction works diversion signing forces you to do them in an anti-clockwise direction with Meall na Aighean first and Carn Gorm last. In clouds all day. Getting off Meall na Aighean was a bit of a challenge, but after Carn Mairg the fence posts tend to make the navigation easier.tsharp04/06/2015
Weather fair with moderate wind.MountainMac10/04/2015
with Alan Munro on a SMHC day out low cloud most of the day great view of our route on the descent from last munro.LizzieG14/03/2015
Second Munro of the day. we had our lunch oat the summit whilst enjoying the marvellous views.darradog24/08/2014
From Invervar (NN 66610 48214) - car park at beginning of track to River Lyon. Clockwise circuit of the four Munros. Second Munro of the day.Man of Kernow103/05/2014
Good day on the hillsEileen O'Neil03/11/2013
Munro No11 Anti-clockwise circuit of The Glen Lyon Horseshoe with John P. starting at InvervarSteveSmith14/09/2013
From camp by Allt an Sgorr with paul then return to Inverar.mick26/06/2013
A second visit to a the pile of fence posts that is the summit of Meall Garbh - with EJS. A bright and warm Sunday afternoon.Roblex09/06/2013
Invervar round of Munrosnickywood119/05/2013
With Brian P. Second Munro of the day.Play2End24/04/2013
Jon Clarke, Nev Crostonhutonthehill02/04/2013
Climbed with Andy C. in dodgy weather. Had started from Invervar via Meall na Aighean and Carn Mairg; initially intended to carry on to Carn Gorm but gave up after Meall Garbh due to poor weather and limited daylight. Fascinating modern-art-like summit cairn with embedded iron fenceposts!milngavie_kenny03/03/2012
With Tim, Sarah, Keith & Sven. Worsening weather, no vis, lots of snow :)Loz_mck27/01/2012
231st - Solo - approached from Kinloch Rannoch with E - W traverse, cold with strong gusts of wind, cloud lowered to 700m in afternoon.RGibbs16/10/2011
John, Chris HelenChris Blake22/09/2011
Day 4 of 7-day trip. Weather fantastic, with strong wind. With Ruth and Alex Tuck.AGWilliamson23/07/2011
Carn Gorm, Carn Mairg, Meall Garbh and Meall nan Aighean in the morning; Schiehallion in the afternoon. Day 32 of 59 for all Munros.PGCE30/04/2011
after carn gormrobertphillips08/02/2011
5 of 8: From Meall a Bharr.ChrisR21/06/2010
With John Lees Desperate Stan23/05/2010
Clockwise circuit of 4 Glen Lyon Munros from InvervarGallovidian10/04/2010
DaytripBronagh14/02/2010
3rd of the day, easy trek along the top between Mairg and Garbh, most of the traffic going the other way.bowzi12/09/2009
Done solo on an anticlockwise round of this group minus Carn Gorm (done earlier).jonbowyer22/08/2009
very good, long ridge walkbuggerlugs24/05/2009