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Mullach nan Coirean, Stob Ban (Mamores)

Mullach nan Coirean, Stob Ban (Mamores)


Postby 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 km

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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:
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Stob Ban on the right, path boggy in bits. Leads up to a craggy bit, sharp left after this and zig zag up.
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Higher path is easy going, a few streams to cross to keep it interesting:
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Up to a bealach:
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Bealach cairn and path to Stob Ban:
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Looking across to Devil's Ridge:
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Steeper and rockier ascent of Stob Ban:
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Other side of the bealach:
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Further up Stob Ban, enjoyed the climb up - there are scrambly bits which can be bypassed.
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View towards Ballachulish & Mull from the top:
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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:
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Rest of today's route:
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Bit steep & rocky coming off Stob Ban:
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Glencoe hills:
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Path leads on:
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More scrambly ridge sections that can be bypassed, rock was dry today though :)
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Cairn further along, looking back to interesting part of ridge:
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Bit grassier after this, there wasn't too much descent/reascent so fairly easy walk.
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Mamores ridge from the top, tempting to do the lot :)
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Cairn and Loch Linnhe:
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Path a bit rockier on the other side:
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Last look at Mamores:
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Path continues, joins a fence and gets muddier lower down:
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Boggier bit & stile:
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Good path after this, joins a landrover track
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There's a path leading throught the trees where the landrover track doubles back:
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Was now starting to rain for the first time today, just a shower though. Great walk, as usual with the Mamores :)
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Re: Mullach nan Coirean, Stob Ban (Mamores)

Postby Fudgie » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:49 pm

Excellent stuff. I keep meaning to do these two but something always gets in the way.
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Re: Mullach nan Coirean, Stob Ban (Mamores)

Postby kev_russ » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:44 pm

Bootiful pics. Did these 2 a couple o year ago in the clag and saw jack! :(
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Re: Mullach nan Coirean, Stob Ban (Mamores)

Postby soapy27 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:30 pm

Looked over to Stob Ban yesterday its an amazing mountain maybe even the finest of the Mamores
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Re: Mullach nan Coirean, Stob Ban (Mamores)

Postby Graeme D » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:14 pm

Lovely report there gman. I thoroughly enjoyed these two when I did them a couple of months ago, although our weather was a bit more mixed than yours by the look of things. They are very fine hills indeed. :D
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Re: Mullach nan Coirean, Stob Ban (Mamores)

Postby skuk007 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:14 pm

Great pics gman. I was up that way this year but didn't get round to these two :(
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Re: Mullach nan Coirean, Stob Ban (Mamores)

Postby canofirnbru » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:45 pm

Great report and pics. :) I've still to do these to finish off the Mamores.
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Re: Mullach nan Coirean, Stob Ban (Mamores)

Postby PeteR » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:21 pm

These are two good hills and Stob Ban especially is one of my favourites :D Glad you got a good day for it too. Some fantasic images you have captured :D :clap:
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Re: Mullach nan Coirean, Stob Ban (Mamores)

Postby jwramsay » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:58 pm

A great report that sums up the walk well!

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.
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Re: Mullach nan Coirean, Stob Ban (Mamores)

Postby gman » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:43 pm

Cheers, I'll definitely be back - great hills and views, and other permutations to try :D
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Re: Mullach nan Coirean, Stob Ban (Mamores)

Postby rockhopper » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:53 pm

Aye, you got a cracker of a day for this walk gman - well done. Great colours and clear photos as well - am rather jealous :sick: didn't see any of this as I spent a day largely in clag on these hills - cheers :)
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