Meall Garbh (Lawers Group)

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Meall Garbh
Meall Garbh.jpg
An Stuc and Meall Garbh in winter
Highest point
Elevation 1,118 m (3,668 ft) [1]
Prominence 176 m (577 ft)
Listing Munro, Marilyn
Naming
Translation rough hill (Gaelic)
Pronunciation Scottish Gaelic: [ˈmjaulˠ̪ ˈkaɾav]
Geography
Location Perth and Kinross, Scotland
OS grid NN644437
Topo map OS Landranger 51
Meall Garbh 3D map

Meall Garbh is a mountain in the southern part of the Scottish Highlands. With Meall Greigh it forms the north-eastern end of the Ben Lawers range. Its craggy south face overlooks Lochan nan Cat.

The summit is not easily seen from the A827 road, from where the ascent is usually started. A path follows the Lawers Burn towards Lochan nan Cat. For a direct ascent of Meall Garbh the walker may simply climb Northeast from this path shortly after it passes some abandoned shielings. Alternatively, Meall Garbh is more commonly climbed in conjunction with Meall Greigh, with the latter hill being climbed first; the route described previously is thus used for descent. Meall Garbh could also form part of a longer traverse of the Ben Lawers Range, taking another four Munros, finishing at the National Trust for Scotland visitor centre. This route can be further extended to a total of seven Munros if one also climbs Meall a' Choire Léith and Meall Corranaich.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "walkhighlands Meall Garbh (Ben Lawers)". walkhighlands.co.uk. 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 

Coordinates: 56°33′56″N 4°12′30″W / 56.56561°N 4.20829°W / 56.56561; -4.20829