Climbing Meall a'Choire Leith

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According to the SMC Munros guidebook, Meall a'Choire Leith (rounded hill of the grey corrie) is normally climbed along with Meall Corranaich, and that would be a sensible thing to do.  However, we were looking for an easy hill to climb so settled for just the one.  The starting point was from the cairn beside the road,  just past the north end of Lochan na Lairige, on the road that leads up past the Ben Lawers visitor centre.  There is parking for a few cars along the side of the road at this point.

Boggy land on the way towards Meall a'Choire Leith

Walking towards Meall a'Choire Leith


The walk starts from the cairn, then between Meall nan Eun and the lower slopes of Meall Corranaich to follow a fairly straight line towards the summit.  The first mile and a half was over extremely boggy ground, zig-zagging across the various burns. This part of the walk took a long time due to the wet conditions.

Southern slope of Meall a'Choire Leith

Eventually we passed the boggy ground and started to climb.

View from Meall a'Choire Leith

View from Meall a'Choire Leith

Ben Lawers

The last part of the walk was a fairly steep climb, straight up grassy slopes to the top, which is fairly flat and stony.  At this point it started to rain, and was extremely windy.



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