Meall a' Chrasgaidh

Meall a' Chrasgaidh

Most northerly Munro peak in Fannichs

In the centre of the Fannichs mountain range, rugged Meall a' Chrasgaidh is a northern subsiduary top of mighty Sgurr nan Clach Geala.

Meall a' Chrasgaidh

Meaninghill of the crossing
ListsMunro, 242
LocationThe Fannichs, The Fannichs to Loch Maree
Grid RefNH185733
Lat/Lon57.71266, -5.04884

Meall a' Chrasgaidh is the northern subsiduary top of Sgurr nan Clach Geala in the centre of the Fannichs. A wide crest connects these two peaks at a bealach at a shade over 100m below Meall a' Chrasgaidh's height.

Taken on its own, the most direct route to Meall a' Chrasgaidh approaches from the north where a decent track begins from the head of Loch a' Bhraoin. From this direction, Meall a' Chrasgaidh initially appears quite rugged with intimidating lines of crags. Fortunately the route turns up its west-facing slopes which are grass-covered and more forgiving.

Meall a' Chrasgaidh is most likely to be bagged with other nearby Munro peaks, either on route or as a detour from the main ridge.

Routes up Meall a' Chrasgaidh

Western Fannichs

The 5 Munros in the west of the Fannichs mountain range can be approached from the 'destitution road' by the head of Loch a' Bhraoin. On paths most of the way, much of the route traces ridges above steep sided corries.

Peaks : 5 Munros

Ascent : 1840m (6040ft)
Distance : 23km (14m)
Time : 8:50hr

Fannichs Big 9

This route taking in all nine Munros in the Fannichs mountain range makes for an epic day out and begins (and ends) with a 12km cycle up a private road in the peaceful land surrounding Loch Fannich.

Peaks : 9 Munros

Ascent : 3050m (10010ft)
Distance : 61km (38m)
Time : 15:30hr

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