Creise & Meall a' Bhuiridh
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Glencoe hills are famous for their brutish, rocky demeanour,
and Creise and Meall a' Bhuiridh stand up admirably to neighbouring
Buachaille Etive Mor. There is plenty of scrambling available
on the way up through the imposing slabs of Creise and views
are astounding. In particular the full ridge and mammoth bulk
of Buachaille Etive Mor is shown in its full glory.
the walk should take less than 6 hours, the initial climb up
Sron na Creise is a bit of a slog and should provide a formidable
work out. Once this climb is past the going for the remainder
of the hillwalk is relatively easy.
route down from Meall a' Buiridh takes in the Glencoe ski area.
The ski area looks a bit ramshackle and forlorn but as an avid
snowboarder I can't complain and I firmly believe that Scotland
has a fantastic resource in being able to offer "real snow"
skiing. The numerous waterfalls running in the shadow of the bottom
chairlift provide ample distraction from the pylons and cables.
Cottage head west through the boggy lowlands skirting
around the foot of Creag Dhubh to the opening of Cam Ghleann.
GR247530 it's a steady climb SSW through the slabs direct
to the summit of Stob a' Ghlais Choire (GR240516).
the distinct ridge south (there is a clear path) to the summit
of the first munro, Creise (1100m, GR238507).
the summit continue south for approx. 800m before picking
your way eastwards down to the bealach at GR243502.
the bealach it's an easy walk WNW through the boulder strewn
slopes to the second munro Meall a'Bhuiridh (1108m, GR251503)
NNE from the summit through the ski lifts to get back to Blackrock
Cottage. (It's worth occasional detours to the edge of the
gorge to check out the waterfalls.)
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