An Stac

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An Stac is a fine, steep-sided cone in a magnificent position above Loch Ailort on the west coast. It is usually climbed as part of a round with its higher neighbour Rois-bheinn.

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Region: Fort William

Altitude: 814 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Rois-bheinn round from Inverailort

Other routes and challenges

The classic route is the complete horseshoe walk around the ridges from Lochailort as described above. The descent route given could be used to ascend An Stac on its own.

An alternative is to start from Alisary to the west, heading up the forest edge on south side of the Alisary burn - which is very boggy and awkward, with tussocks above in Coire na Cnamh. An Stac can then be climbed up and down from the bealach, and the day can be continued up to the Rois-bheinn ridge.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Glenfinnan Hotels

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Glenfinnan Cottages

Lochaber Hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)

An Stac

Users' walk reports for An Stac

There are 739 Walkhighlanders who have climbed An Stac. They have contributed 24 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Walk report AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  10/9/22  19 C3
  8/5/17  14 C3
  25/9/15  10 C5
  9/9/19  9 C6
  9/7/23  7 C3
  21/9/14  6 C3
  22/4/24  5 C3
  8/5/19  5 C3
  13/2/16  5 C3
  13/10/13  5 C3
  10/8/12  5 C3
  31/8/18  4 C3
  9/6/18  4 C3
  13/2/16  4 C3
  4/8/12  4 C3
  30/7/11  4 C3F2
  23/4/09  4 C2
  17/3/18  3 C1
  4/6/16  2 C3
  1/5/14  2 C6
  25/5/12  2 C3
  18/10/15  1 C6
  23/3/14  1 C3
  15/6/12  0 C1

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