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STOB BAN what a wonderful day

STOB BAN what a wonderful day


Postby 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 km

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trip very much waited for.
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
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the path follows a small glen inbetween of stob ban and sgurr a'mhaim, follows small stream
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path passes the 'dancing trees', looking like the ones from 'lord of the rings', right?
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the glen we just followed. there was one awkward step where we had to climb a wet, smooth and vertical slab
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we reached the bealach just before the final climb to stob ban. view to sgurr an lubhair
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awesome views to the summit of stob ban
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view from summit of stob ban, towards the second munro of the day mullach nan coirean
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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
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looking back to stob ban
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summit of mullach nan coirean
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views to glencoe mountains
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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

enjoy!
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Re: STOB BAN what a wonderful day

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:49 am

a crackin walk ..did this circuit at the end of may in snow! :shock: :D
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Re: STOB BAN what a wonderful day

Postby skuk007 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:04 pm

A great report Blueyed, and great photos, made me go and look at the others in your link.

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 :)
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Re: STOB BAN what a wonderful day

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:36 pm

Some amazing pics Blueyed, great to see what I missed when I climbed it in clag
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Re: STOB BAN what a wonderful day

Postby thomsok » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:25 pm

Some fantastic pictures, this one is on my list to do soon. looks like a cracker particularly in good weather!
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Re: STOB BAN what a wonderful day

Postby Graeme D » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:40 am

This is one of the great routes! Cracking! :D
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Re: STOB BAN what a wonderful day

Postby blueyed » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:38 pm

i had it in mind for some time, but it was too long for a 1 day trip from edinburgh so it had to wait.
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 ;)
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Re: STOB BAN what a wonderful day

Postby trekker53 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:24 pm

Some beautiful photos there blueyed. Did these 2 the following day Sunday. I started at 0830hrs and never saw a soul till I reached the second Munro when I saw some reaching Stob Ban summit. I wondered where everyone was. Maybe church or lying in after a Saturday night dram! Still it was good to have the mountain to myself and did some sunbathing on Stob Ban. Not often I've had such good weather on a summit. With outstanding views all around I had to force myself to walk slower.
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Looking down Stob Ban's north ridge with the Ben behind

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The route to Mullach nan Coirean from Stob Ban's northernmost crag

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Heading to Mullach nan Coirean
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Re: STOB BAN what a wonderful day

Postby 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?????!!!!!! :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: STOB BAN what a wonderful day

Postby 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.
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=23639
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