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Name:Meall Coire na Gaoithe'n Ear
Hill number:6381
Height:801.3m / 2629ft
Parent (Ma):737  Meall Buidhe
RHB Section:10B: Knoydart to Glen Kingie
County/UA:Highland
Catchment:Nevis (Loch)
Class:Simm, Corbett Top
(Tu,Sim,CT)
Grid ref:NM 86769 99772
Summit feature:outcrop
Drop:30.6m
Col:770.7m  NM 8673 9972  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 33 40
(1:25k) 398E 413S
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 149 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Inverie bunkhouse, an extended round of Gleann Meadail over 15 summits. 30km, 2100m ascent, 12hrs15. 4/15PGCE28/03/2024
Parked at NG985036 crossed river by ruined bridge then a 3 hour walk to put a camp in at NM931996. East west traverse of ridge to simplify the tricky bits.BaggerGutt19/07/2023
On route from Meall Buidhe to Luinne Bheinn. Slight detour required from main track which passes to the East of this top.Jossker21/05/2023
Second visit, on TGO Challenge. It wasn't a Simm back in 2001 but I recall visiting it anyway on the way pastColin Crawford13/05/2023
6 tops from inverie Luinne bheinn repeat. Luinne bheinn east top, meall coire na gaoithen ear, druim leac a shith, meall coire na gaoithen ear west top, cnuic nan eildean from inverie biked in to torcuileainn.robertphillips13/08/2022
Confirming that my 2000 visit was not to the summit, as the path misses by a good few yards and some height.bertbarnett12327/05/2021
From Inverie over Meall Buidhe, Luinne Bheinn and tops in between. Dreadful day, heavy rain with hail showers for a bit of variety.IWC12/10/2019
Route: Car park at Kinloch Hourn - Barisdale - Gleann Unndalain (wild camp) - Luinne Bheinn East Top - Luinne Bheinn - Meall Coire na Gaoithe’n Ear - Druim Leac a’ Shith - Meall Buidhe SE Top - Meall Buidhe - An t-Uiriollach - Inverie Long Beach Campsite (camp) - Gleann an Dubh-Lochain - Barisdale - car park at Kinloch Hourn. Stats: 19hrs54, 59.5km, 4,116m ascent. Weather: pleasant first day, claggy above 300m on second day, then very wet & windy on third day. Notes: walked with injured knee, only MCP & I summited Meall Coire na Gaoithe'n Ear & Druim Leac a’ Shith.millionmts13/08/2018
Third of 6 peaks with Vic. A bit drizzly.mikejacobs12/08/2018
Camping at Inverie with Reg, completed horseshoe of Luinnie Bheinn to Meall BuidheJamesSDonald18/07/2018
with Alex Thomsondavidsbatty07/07/2018
Summit is a long way from the path, you would not go over it by default on a walk between Meall Buidhe and Luinne Bheinn. Unexpected promotion.alda21/06/2018
Caught the 0730 ferry from Mallaig to Inverie,set up camp at the Long Beach campsite then a 12 hour anti-clockwise circuit of Meall Buidhe & Luinne Bheinn. On own.MorecambeMonkey30/04/2018
Walk to The Old Forge Inn (Inverie)byron230213/06/2015
3 of 6: From Luinne Bheinn E. Top.ChrisR30/05/2015
See sgurr Sgeithe.dickscroop30/04/2015
R Richard Tait05/05/2013
on route to MBrobertphillips24/06/2011
With Gavin, Edi, Mary, Dom, Jasna & John.Dangerous Dave07/08/2010
With club,completeing Luinne Bhein, Meall Buidhe + Tops, 16.8km 1620m 9.0hrJamesSDonald03/05/2009
Camping with friends about the 350m level on the Barrisdale – Mam Barrisdale path. Circuit of Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buidhe. From Luinne Bheinn East Top I took the path heading towards Meall Buidhe. I deviated slightly off the path to reach the summit of a top of about 800m*. The path then goes over the slopes of Druim Leac a' Shith (839m), avoiding the summit. I went to the summit. This is a Corbett Top. I rejoined the path, going to Bealach a Coire and continuing up towards the South-east top of Meall Buidhe. I contoured round above large rock slabs to join the ridge to get to Sgurr Sgeithe. * Subsequently determined that this is Meall Coire na Gaoithe'n Ear as listed in DBIH.pwbellarby01/06/2008
From Foundation bunkhouse, up Barrisdale track and out to Luinne Bheinn and then loop to Meall Bhuidhe and back down SW ridge to Inverie.nordicstar29/03/2005
SMMC meet to Knoydartclashcityrocker13/06/2001
En route from Luinne Bheinn to Druim Leac a'Shithbertbarnett12314/05/2000
With Davy Bell from Inverie. Stayed in Inverie House which offered B&B at the time & use of the billiards table: unfortunately the only cue available was the half butt which made for interesting bridging! Along Gleann Meadail to just short of bealach then N following burn up slope. On to SE top of Meall Buidhe & then a misty summit. Back to top & NE to bealach, traversed Meall Coire na Gaoithe'n Ear & ascended Luinne Bheinn & its top. Worked way down to Mam Barrisdale which was easier than it looked & followed path/track back to Inverie. Walked along road to the Old Forge that evening when a local in an ancient car drew up & mumbled something unintelligble (apart from the swearing). Turned out he was offering a lift to the pub although it seemed that he was well on his way already...NotReallyABagger10/07/1999
From Meall Buidhe on way to Luinne BheinnPeterD23/05/1998
Classic round of Meall Buidhe and Luinne Bheinn from Inverie Galltywenallt27/04/1996
The next summit on the traverse before the Munro.Aye Jimmy09/08/1995
with JW on a backpack trip climbing eight MunrosFrank01/05/1995
NB. From Inverie by path to Mam Barrisdale then over Luinne Bheinn, Meall Buidhe, An t-Uiriollach & Druim Righeanaich to Inverie. A fine mild day.Vin12/04/1995
Boat from Arnisdale, then circuit from Barrisdale Bayrjf3530/07/1991
With Pam, Rory on warm sunny day from Sourlies Bothy. Did on way to Luinne Bheinn and back to Meall Buide.Dugswell222/05/1991
Date unknown RHW01/01/1990
from M B. picked up pack. Interesting scramble down to bealach and on grassy rake to top.arranc30/05/1989
Sourlies bothy – Carnoch – Path by River Carnach – Coire na Gaoithe’n Ear –Bealach a’ Choire Odhair - Luinne Bheinn East Top – Luinne Bheinn – Back to Bealach a’ Choire Odhair – Meall Coire na Gaoithe'n Ear – SE Top of Meall Buidhe – Meall Buidhe – Mam Meadail – Carnach – Sourlies – Strathan. (Solo)gerrybowes28/10/1987
Along the rocky bumps between the munros -but skirted the Hump -not a Munro top and slightly off route -not listed in those days and time was pressing on our evening crossing from a camp at the bealach pathChris Pearson08/07/1986
Cairngorm Club meet. With John Hetherington. From Barrisdale Bothy we went to Màm Barrisdale (2 men dropped from a helicopter there). We went a short distance down the path on the other side, then ~south and up a stream to the ridge of Creag Dhearg and hence to Meall Buidhe. We continued over the south east top, Druim Leac a’ Shith, and then via the south east ridge of Luinne Bheinn to the south east top and the main summit. Descended via Bachd Mhic an Tosaich to Màm Barrisdale, where John descended to Barrisdale. I continued to Stob a’ Chearcail, point 848m, Ladhar Bheinn, and Stob a’ Choire Odhar before descending to Barrisdale Bothy. Mist on all the tops except Druim Leac a’ Shith.pwbellarby11/07/1981
CS HFB16/04/1981
On Outward Bound course at Camusrory - day 2 of hike. After striking camp as part of Scott and Amundsen watches under the leadership of Oldroyd and Niels I/we continued over two further Munros (Luinne Bheinn and Meall Bhuidhe) and their subsidiary Tops and back to Camusrory.langskill18/06/1969
With the two Munroshillsmanblank
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