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STOB BAN what a wonderful day
by blueyed » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:15 pm
Route description: Stob Ban (Mamores) and Mullach nan Coirean
Munros included on this walk: Mullach nan Coirean, Stob Ban (Mamores)
Date walked: 08/06/2013
Time taken: 9 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).
great weekend spent in glen nevis: great weather, great company.
first day we climbed stob ban and mullach nan coirean, second day lazily wandered in glen nevis and glencoe (nothing better than keeping feet in cold stream water!)
munros: stob ban 999m and mullach nan coirean 939m
walk time 9hrs (with many breaks, one over 1 hr)
route starts at the achriabhach car park (see the nearby waterfall). ignore path following the stream and pass the gate taking the path leading to the mountains
the path follows a small glen inbetween of stob ban and sgurr a'mhaim, follows small stream
path passes the 'dancing trees', looking like the ones from 'lord of the rings', right?
the glen we just followed. there was one awkward step where we had to climb a wet, smooth and vertical slab
we reached the bealach just before the final climb to stob ban. view to sgurr an lubhair
awesome views to the summit of stob ban
view from summit of stob ban, towards the second munro of the day mullach nan coirean
way down from stob ban goes thru large scree field, very unpleasant (be very careful where you put your feet as the scree wasnt too stable). from afar the scree looks very steep, but it isnt too bad
looking back to stob ban
summit of mullach nan coirean
views to glencoe mountains
from mullach nan coirean take the path along the northern ridge. at first it's scree, then rocks and grass. follow the fence, but dont cross it intil you reach large ladder-stile at the forest. follow the path down thru the forest, fell and reach the track. take right (track ends just few yeards to the left) and follow down until the sharp bend. at the bend there is a cairn, ignore it. only few yards down the path starts (off the track), marked with a small wooden fence -it definitely goes down, take this one and follow it along the stream until the asphalt road. the car park is 200 yards to your right.
if interested in more pictures from the walk, click http://around-scotland.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/stob-ban-wonderful-summer-day.html
by SAVAGEALICE » Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:49 am
by skuk007 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:04 pm
I did the Ring Of Steall last year and was almost tempted to add these two on at the end - glad I didn't now as it means I can go back
by johnkaysleftleg » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:36 pm
by thomsok » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:25 pm
by Graeme D » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:40 am
by blueyed » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:38 pm
yeah, i was also looking into the mamores, from stob ban they looked fantastic (also looked like a hard day out too) lol
the ares is amazing, definitely glen nevis is not overrated
by trekker53 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:24 pm
- Looking down Stob Ban's north ridge with the Ben behind
- The route to Mullach nan Coirean from Stob Ban's northernmost crag
- Heading to Mullach nan Coirean
by Graeme D » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:05 pm
trekker53 wrote:Still it was good to have the mountain to myself and did some sunbathing on Stob Ban.
You in that mankini again Charlie?????!!!!!!
by trekker53 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:18 am
Graeme D wrote,
You in that mankini again Charlie????
Maybe I was bare buff like my walking buddy from a few years ago. Check out the link.