Further down it becomes grassier. Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Just as well, as when in mist, carefully navigation from Carn Liath is needed, since the path is very faint. Thankfully, a dry first forecasting day to start the 2020/21 winter season here at Creag Meagaidh. Have you found an error or is any information wrong or missing? After some deep fried dinner in the anti-bustling Fort Bill, we headed over to doss in Creag Meagaidh car … These crags are renowned for winter climbing routes. Coire Ardair, Creag Meagaidh. This tiny sheet of water is utterly overpowered by the great bulk of Creag Meagaidh's cliffs high above. (Above) Creag Meagaidh’s Inner Coire and the slopes to ‘The Window’ looking fairly lean after an overnight thaw. The slope soon eases into the vast plateau of Creag Meagaidh. This tiny sheet of water is utterly overpowered by the great bulk of Creag Meagaidh's cliffs high above. Having ascended Creag Meagaidh only once previously, way back in 2001, it was seriously overdue a re-visit. This traverse also takes in two further neighbouring Munros and makes for a memorable day. Creag Meagaidh is a mountain on the northern side of Glen Spean in the Highlands of Scotland. This route is preferred in clear weather, as views are vast and last longer. A Night On Creag Meagaidh Hot weather in the Highlands might seem the ideal time for wild camping. This is regarded as one of the best ice-climbing arenas in Scotland. The summit. Continue on the path which soon becomes pitched as it climbs through the fine regenerating birchwoods. While it looks dull from the road – there's little to distinguish it from all the other rounded lumps as you drive past along the A86 – the concealed Coire Ardair is home to one of the finest mountain walls in Scotland, a multi-buttressed face rising above the waters of Lochan a' Choire. Keep to the path down to 'The Window'. Take a stroll by the river, watch for goldfinches and deer, or explore the lochan at Coire Ardair for spectacular views of Creag Meagaidh’s magnificent cliffs. Coire Ardair and the cliffs of Creag Meagaidh. There are two cairns on Stob Poite Coire Ardair's summit crest, the top, Leaving Stob Poite Coire Ardair's summit behind, continue following the path hugging the posts south-west and begin to lose height. The posts turn sharply and you might be tempted in mist to follow them - don't as they come to an abrupt halt above a 20m drop ! From the skiers point of view, there's a great high level tour round the tops of the corrie, but there are some fantasctic long descents to be had into Coire Ardair itself. The ground and steepness ease as height is lost and the path reaches the east bank of Lochan a'Choire, Continue following the path back out through Coire Ardair and its birch forest, meet up with the cairn. As well as reading our description of each walking route, you can read about the experiences of others users on this walk and others.There are 63 user reports for this walk - click to read them. All the way along the 6km walk you get more and more impressive views of the main feature on Creag Meagaidh - The Post Face. The cliffs of Coire Ardair rise to almost 400m from the corrie floor to the plateau. This is the second Munro at 1053 metres. The best approach is by Lochan […] Creag Meagaidh is a magnificent massif, a bare plateau fringed by some of the grandest cliffs in Scotland. Fork left off the track onto the excellent footpath and then ignore two other paths leading off to the left. About 20km drive from our house is Loch Laggan, which is a wonderful walking and wildlife area. A scene both wild and peaceful. From the car-park, head up towards the buildings at Aberarder. The great plateau of Creag Meagaidh in the heart of the Highlands is a massive complex mountain worthy of much exploration. The route starts by the A86, around halfway along Loch Laggan from a large car-park below the SNH buildings at Aberarder. To the east of Puist Coire Ardair, the crest narrows, with the path making a way - there are some fine vantage points above Coire Ardair. This is a beautiful, eerie place made all the more dramatic by the steepness of Creag Meagaidh's eastern buttresses mirrored in the lochan. Coire Ardair is one of the most spectacular corries in Scotland, with the "Post face" rising 400m above Lochan a' Choire. Out of the woodland and further up the path levels out just to the west of the fine vantage point of Na Cnapanan, On the path, aim initially north-east around some steep ground, gradually turning north-west and hike up to Carn Liath's broad summit crest. From Creag Meagaidh's summit, retrace your steps down the crest to where the ground flattens out, well before Mad Meg's Cairn. Lochan a Choire is a freshwater, stony bottom loch surrounded by the imposing whale back ridge of Creag Meagaidh. The summit plateau of Creag Meagaidh can be difficult to navigate in poor visibility - precipices nearby! Descend the steep slopes leading east from the Window; the path is steep, stony and eroded and keeps to the left on the way down at first, before switching to the right on the second steep section. The path zig-zags up through some scree, then levels out - it's perhaps worth heading a bit east to look back down into Coire Ardair. Creag Meagaidh ( "Craig Maggie" ) is a complex mountain with a flat summit plateau and five ridges. From here continue northwest - a branch path leads off, making for a long grind up the broad hillside, which becomes stonier near the summit. Fabulous hard snow all the way from the lochan to the top of The Window. 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