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Stob Ban & Mullach nan Coirean (The Mamores)
by Stuart Blakeley » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:51 am
Munros included on this walk: Mullach nan Coirean, Stob Ban (Mamores)
Date walked: 24/03/2012
Time taken: 7 hours
Distance: 14.5 km
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We left the car park and decided to tackle these hills clockwise meaning we did Stob Ban first as we had read that the bottom of Mullach nan Coirean could be quite boggy (which it was).
We enjoyed a nice steady climb up the obvious path towards the Coire a' Mhusgain where the impending views of Stob Ban really opened up.
The hills were quite busy and we saw a few fellow walkers throughout our day. One such fellow walker passed us on our way up as we stopped to take in the views (ok stopped to catch our breath!). We met this same walker on the summit of Stob Ban whereby he had told us that this was his 250th summit of Stob Ban. He was local retired history teacher Iain Thomson who had climbed many of the local hills with his collies.
Iain collates his own personal diary containing pictures and names of groups he meets on the hills and has a unique way of remembering names....he uses acronyms! When talking to us, he asked our names.....Andy, Stuart, Donny, Alan....ASDA was the way he would remember our group.
We met Iain again on the summit of Mullach nan Coirenan before losing him on the descent back to the car park.
Great day out and some spectacular panoramic views with the Ben directly across the glen and Ben Starav and Ben Cruachan away in the distance.
Couple of points which may help other walkers who have not completed these hills, when coming off Stob Ban, keep north (high ground) and look for a cairn before starting to descend. The path is not obvious until you lose some height. On a clear day you can easily see the path but on a typical Scottish day it may prove harder to find!
Also, when coming off Mullach nan Coirean, ahain follow the obvious path down keeping the LHS of the deer fence. You will eventually come out in the forest (after the style) and turn left and follow the road until you see the cairn which takes you back to the main road and back to the car.
by dooterbang » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:33 pm
Looked a great day for walking.
by metafor » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:32 pm
- Mullach Nan Coirean summit
- next target Stob Ban in the distance
- Stob Ban summit
by mrssanta » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:36 pm
by metafor » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:22 pm
by houdi » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:43 pm
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