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Snowy Stob Ban (Mamores)

Route: Stob Ban (Mamores) and Mullach nan Coirean

Munros: Stob Ban (Mamores)

Date walked: 02/11/2012

Time taken: 4.45 hours

Distance: 9.5km

Ascent: 940m

Set off early from home on Friday (2nd Nov) for a weekend walking in the west.

Drove to Glen Nevis and set off for Stob Ban as a single hit as I had turned back from the horseshoe on Mullach nan Coirean due to high winds last November.

There was contrasting weather with snow showers and blue skies at various times throughout the day. Not too difficult to get to the top with care although the snow had not bound and slid away on the steeper sections making it one step up, two back at times.

I’ll let the pictures tell the story ……

Looking back down Glen Nevis
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Up towards Stob Ban
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Stob Ban’s east ridge
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Two walkers reaching the ridge (they headed for Sgurr a’Mhaim)
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Again towards Stob Ban
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Upper Corrie a’Mhusgain
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Back to Glen Nevis
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Sgurr an Iubhair
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Along the ridge to Stob Ban
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The ‘Devils Ridge’ from Sgurr an Iubhair (right) to Sgurr a’Mhaim (left)
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Back down the east ridge
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Steepening slopes west to Stob Ban
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Heading upwards
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Down the ridge as a snow shower passes by
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Another steep slippy section
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First sight of the summit
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Again as the sun comes out
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The ridge out to Mullach nan Coirean from the final slopes
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The summit cairn and cornices
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The final climb onto the summit, taken on the descent
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A look back on the descent
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The 'Devils Ridge' again on the descent
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A great day to be on the hills, and then it was off to Fort William for a few beers in the hotel.

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2012

Trips: 1
Distance: 9.5 km
Ascent: 940m
Munros: 1


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