Meall Dearg

Summary for Meall Dearg

Meall Dearg is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area Strath Orchy to Loch Leven as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as Glen Coe )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
953 metres / 3127 feetNN161583Miaowl JerrackRed Hill
LocationAccess
Strath Orchy to Loch LevenNational Trust for Scotland: (Glen Coe) tel: 01855 811729
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Details for Meall Dearg

Meall Dearg sits on the eastern end of the narrow 2mile (3km) exposed ridge known as the Aonach Eagagh (Notched ridge). The munro is usually climbed with Sgor nam Fiannaidh which lies on the western site of the ridge.
It is usually climbed via the top Meall Dearg Am Bodach which sits just to the west by a narrow ridge which requires a little scrambling.

Meall Dearg has steep rocky corries to the north and south so there are no safe lines of descent between the top Meall Dearg Am Bodach and Sgorr nam Fiannaidh

The Aonach Eagach is usually regarded as the most difficult 'scrambling' ridge in mainland Scotland, though it vies with Liathach, and in winter An Teallach Dundonnell, for this title.

Historically Meall Dearg was the last hill climbed by Rev. A. E. Robertson, who was the first person to climb all of the Munros. He supposedly kissed the cairn on the summit and then kissed his wife on completion.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Meall Dearg is Forty-Three

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