Aonach Eagach Meall Dearg

Summary for Aonach Eagach Meall Dearg

Aonach Eagach Meall Dearg is a route in “The Glen Coe” region / range which is located in the Strath Orchy to Loch Leven area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

On this route you return by same way

Sunrise 7:30 am
Sunset 5:36 pm
10 hours 5 minutes(s) daylight
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5 km/ 3.11 miles3000 m/ 9842.52 ft5 hours
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For walkers wanting to avoid The Crazy Pinnacles of Aonach Eagach and climb them munro Meall Dearg by the easiest means this is the route for you. Start from the bridge ( from the B863 road) a little east of Caolasnacon on the south side of Loch Leven. Follow a path along the northern site of the Allt Gleann a' Chaolais up-to the top of the glen and then steeply to a col from where the final asent of Meall Dearg. Return the same way.

From the summit there are good views to the east to the Blackwater Reservoir and over Rannoch Moor.

Route points for Aonach Eagach Meall Dearg

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN14216077133° SE0.26 (0.26)Start from obvious path just this side of the bridge.
NN14396059128° SE0.45 (0.71)Follow path along the north side of Allt Gleann a' Chaolais
NN15515985107° ESE0.34 (1.05)Take a look at part of the Aonach Eagach or Notched Ridge above
NN16435959119° ESE0.34 (1.39)Pass stream an onto the col
NN16725942182° S0.21 (1.6)From col between Garbh Bheinn and Meall Dearg ascend northern ridge
NN16595890225° SW0.17 (1.77)Follow the rusty fence up the ridge (usefull in bad weather)
NN16465878225° SW0.27 (2.04)Climb over rocky steps onto the summit of Meall Dearg
NN1605583436° NE0.33 (2.37)The summit Meall Dearg - 953 ( metres)
NN1626586045° NE0.27 (2.64)Return by ascent route
Munros covered on Aonach Eagach Meall Dearg
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
212 953 Meall Dearg Red Hill Miaowl Jerrack