Colin's Munros


Meall Chuaich, Map 42; 4th September 2004 & 5th April 2008

Route: 605m=1990' ascent, 9.0 miles, 3 hrs

Access: Park at Cuaich in layby 49 on southbound carriageway of A9. (2¾ miles N of turn-off to Dalwhinnie.)
Route: 5 miles over excellent horizontal track, the rest with a good path.
Weather 4/9/04: Hot sunny day.
Weather 5/4/08: Blizzard/white out conditions on hill; path invisible in 6+" snow above 600m;
Evaluation: A bit boring?

4/9/045/5/08 Description Ht.Asc.Dist.Grid Ref.Mob.
14151115 Layby 94 on A9(S) at Cuaich 345   00.0 milesNN65418664Orange
 1140 Cross A9 and take track NE under pylons to aqueduct.
Follow aqueduct & track left (NE) to power station
370  251.45 milesNN67428670 
14551205 Track E and cross Allt Coire Cuaich
to path end nr Loch Cuaich
415  702.8 milesNN69298688 
15451315 Ascend clearly delineated path NE
up W ridge to M Meall Chuaich
9516054.5 milesNN71658783Orange
16251355 Return same way SW to track nr reservoir 415 6.2 milesNN69298688 
Track W to power station at dam 375 7.5 milesNN67428670 
17051445 Return SW by track to Layby 94 on A9(S) 3456059.0 milesNN65418664Orange

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