Elevation is the altitude of a place above sea level.
Peak’s prominence is the least vertical to be covered to get from the summit to any other higher terrain.
Mountains in Scotland with a height of over 914 m / 3 000 ft bear a special name, the Munros. They are named after Sir Hugh Munro, the 4th Baronet (1856–1919), who produced the first list of such hills, known as Munro’s Tables, in 1891.
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.
There's a trail leading to the summit.
By elevation Meall Garbh is
# 2 out of 16 in Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve # 3 out of 1062 in Perth and Kinross # 55 out of 18277 in Scotland # 55 out of 34760 in United Kingdom # 46 out of 5485 in the Grampian Mountains
By prominence Meall Garbh is
# 4 out of 16 in Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve # 77 out of 1062 in Perth and Kinross
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