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Stob Ban [Grey Corries]

Munro

Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
Altitude
977 m (3205 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
NN26687239
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
Stature
178 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Routes
1
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Meaning
White peak
 

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

 Description
The conical summit of Stob Ban is located at the intersection of three ridges.

The narrow SW ridge connects to Meall Bhuirich (841m) by a high col (750m), and the NNW ridge links to Stob Coire Claurigh, by a higher col (800m), permitting these mountains to be climbed together.

The third ridge runs NE and is the normal access route from Lairig Leacach. The slopes are moderate and stony but there are crags N and E of the summit.

Hazards you may encounter on Stob Ban [Grey Corries] include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
Picture Gallery for Stob Ban [Grey Corries]

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Aonach Beag
by Metcheck
Stob Ban [Grey Corries] Area Map
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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Stob Ban [Grey Corries]
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
8.4 km
Bunroy Park Caravan/Camping/Holiday Lodges
Roy Bridge, Inverness-shire
10.6 km
Corrieview Lodges
Grey Corries Spean Bridge Inverness-shire
12.9 km
But 'n' Ben Breaks Selfcatering
1 But 'n' Ben, Stronaba, Spean Bridge, Fort William
16.7 km
Calluna
Connochie Road, Fort William
21.0 km
Glencoe Independent Hostel & Self Catering Accommodation
Glencoe, Nr Ballachulish, Argyll
23.8 km
The Old Coach House, North Ballachulish
6 Alltshellach Cottages, North Ballachulish
23.8 km
The Old Stables, North Ballachulish
7 Alltshellach Cottages, North Ballachulish
28.1 km
Bridge of Gaur Guesthouse
Camusericht Farmhouse,Bridge of Gaur, Rannoch,Perthshire
For information on camping visit
ScottishCamping.com who also produce
a map of scottish camp grounds.
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Stob Ban [Grey Corries].

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 Routes that include Stob Ban [Grey Corries]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1011 m 22.58 km 6.5 hrs Stob Ban [Grey Corries]  Long but easy route, on grass leading to a rocky top.  
 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Stob Ban [Grey Corries]

 Baggers Gallery for Stob Ban [Grey Corries]

The view west from the summit of Stob Ban

© Ian Munro

Image by Ian Munro

Me and Fernie at the top of Stob Ban with Stob Coire Easain and Stob a` Choire Mheadhoin in the background 23rd July 2010.

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge

Mark and me on Stob Ban on a sunny June day ...... NOT

© Gordon Miller

Image by Gordon Miller

Stuart standing in front of Sgurr Innse (craggy bottom left) as well as Stob Coire Easain and Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin. 07/06/09

© Sam Marshall

Image by Sam Marshall
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 Comments
 
Jude Hartley
wrote on
November 27, 2011
Long walk in from Lower Falls car park Glen Nevis but relatively easy going to bealach, there is one section though where you drop down into a ghyll and have to get up a slab - two moves and your on your way again. The sides of the ghyll have collapsed too so take care. There was ice and a very thin layer of snow on the north/north east facing side of the summit making the decent down to the ridge slower. A fantastic mountain, much enjoyed.
David Harbottle
wrote on
December 9, 2007
Here's a 360 degree view from the summit (VIDEO) that I took on 20th Oct 2007: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3p1la_view-from-stob-ban-scottish-highlan_travel
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
October 19, 2006
The forest on the track to the Lairig Leacach is currently being felled. Parking at Corriechoille is suspended to allow lorry access. A notice recommends parking two miles further back. Beyond the bothy there is a new footbridge across the Allt a’ Chuil Choirean, leading to the north-east ridge. The path by-passes the top at 750 metres on its west side. There are no quartzite rocks to impede progress. If ascending by the coire, the path follows the north side of the burn. At a large boulder, when the climbing begins, keep well to the left. Pass a sloping rocky slab on the right, then a rocky gorge, then ascend behind a grassy slope on a stony path with zig-zags. This route comes out at a small col 300 metres to the south of the lochan. The final climb begins immediately on rough quartzite all the way to the summit.
 
 

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