With my team splitting up for the day today, I walked with Guy and Maggie, Rob, John and Claire.
The reviews of Meall Chuaich possibly are not the best, but I thought that it was not too bad to be fair. The walk in from the A9 is horrendous with the viaduct ever present, but once this has been passed the remainder of the day is quite agreeable.
The ridge onto Meall is fairly steep but broad, with a number of false summits, each of which disappoints. Eventually we did arrive on the top where we were greeted by a rather large cairn. Splitting on the summit, Guy Maggie and Claire returned by the route of ascent, whilst myself Rob and John headed towards Creag Ruadh.
John led Rob and I down a slope which at the very best may be described as precipituous, and a number of falls in the heather did absolutely nothing to help my knee!
After crossing the deer fence we paused for lunch before heading very steeply up the face of Creag Ruadh. About two thirds of the way up we hit a path which led up to the ridge rather more gradually, and a short stroll took us on to the summit, along with the usual debate about which rock was th highest. I found Creag Ruadh to be much more interesting than Meal Chuaich, enjoying a good view over Allt Cuaich, which interestingly does not have an h after the c!!!!(Or at least not in Butterfield).