Black Mount - Meall a' Bhuiridh and Creise

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The Black Mount is part of the Glen Etive range of mountains sitting between Glen Coe and Rannoch Moor. The Black Mount includes four Munros and this route takes you over the two northern peaks accessed from the eastern end of Glen Coe. At 1,108 metres, Meall a' Bhuiridh is the highest of the Black Mount peaks and is home to the White Corries Ski Centre. A few metres lower at 1,100 metres, Creise is the second highest peak of the range.

The route starts at the ski centre and climbs a badly eroded path following the line of the chairlift. After a short distance along a ski service road the route climbs the north ridge directly to the summit of Meall a' Bhuiridh. A narrow, rocky ridge takes you across to Creise; this involves a 180-metre descent with a similar but steeper ascent and some easy scrambling at the top. Creise is then just 750 metres away along the flat ridge. Creise provides great views to its smaller but more famous neighbour, Buachaille Etive Mor. Viewed from Creise, Meall a' Bhuiridh is a towering, sharp-edged pyramid that can't fail to impress, but then you realise that you have to climb it again as the return route retraces the outward route.

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Glen Coe and Loch Leven


Great Views, Mountains, Munro, Pub, Restaurant, Toilets