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Mullach nan Coirean, Stob Ban (Mamores)
by gman » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:38 pm
Route description: Stob Ban (Mamores) and Mullach nan Coirean
Munros included on this walk: Mullach nan Coirean, Stob Ban (Mamores)
Date walked: 21/09/2012
Time taken: 6 hours
Distance: 13 km4 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Did these on the holiday Friday, thought it would have been busier but not many others on these hills. Last 2 Mamores for me, started at 10am. Out of the car park, the back up the ring of Steall path:
Stob Ban on the right, path boggy in bits. Leads up to a craggy bit, sharp left after this and zig zag up.
Higher path is easy going, a few streams to cross to keep it interesting:
Up to a bealach:
Bealach cairn and path to Stob Ban:
Looking across to Devil's Ridge:
Steeper and rockier ascent of Stob Ban:
Other side of the bealach:
Further up Stob Ban, enjoyed the climb up - there are scrambly bits which can be bypassed.
View towards Ballachulish & Mull from the top:
Met a bloke from Surrey at the top, he'd done the 3 peaks on the way up and had found Snowdon & Nevis tourist routes very busy so appreciated this one. He was going to descend the same way, but I let him know about Mullach nan Coirean so he went for that one instead. Cairn & other Mamores:
Rest of today's route:
Bit steep & rocky coming off Stob Ban:
Path leads on:
More scrambly ridge sections that can be bypassed, rock was dry today though
Cairn further along, looking back to interesting part of ridge:
Bit grassier after this, there wasn't too much descent/reascent so fairly easy walk.
Mamores ridge from the top, tempting to do the lot
Cairn and Loch Linnhe:
Path a bit rockier on the other side:
Last look at Mamores:
Path continues, joins a fence and gets muddier lower down:
Boggier bit & stile:
Good path after this, joins a landrover track
There's a path leading throught the trees where the landrover track doubles back:
Was now starting to rain for the first time today, just a shower though. Great walk, as usual with the Mamores
by Fudgie » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:49 pm
by kev_russ » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:44 pm
by soapy27 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:30 pm
by Graeme D » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:14 pm
by skuk007 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:14 pm
by canofirnbru » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:45 pm
by PeteR » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:21 pm
by jwramsay » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:58 pm
Me and Peter did this yesterday (Sunday) and I'm still buzzing as it was such a great walk, marred only slightly with the bog just before the style at the bottom.
Sunday was a really great day and the views were just astounding. Can't wait to get my card out of the camera and check what goodies are in there for tonight's trip report.
I'd almost say this has been my favourite walk so far, it was that good.
by gman » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:43 pm
by rockhopper » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:53 pm