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Stob na Broige (Buachaille Etive Mor)


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.
956 m (3136 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.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
207 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
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.
Peak of the shoe (Big shepherd of [Glen] Etive)

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.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  41   Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe

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

Buachaille Etive Mor is one of the most beautiful mountains and its N peak, Stob Dearg is a magnet for climbers, hillwalkers and photographers. Buachaille Etive Mor is orientated SW to NE with its two munros at either end of a long winding ridge.

Stob na Broige lies at the SW end of the ridge overlooking Glen Etive. As this end of the ridge is steep and craggy, the normal ascent routes are on the crest of the ridge from Stob Dearg, or by an ascent to the col between Stob Coire Altruim and Stob na Doire, either from the path to the W in Laraig Gartain or from the road in Glen Etive to the E.

Hazards you may encounter on Stob na Broige 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.
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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Stob Dubh
by Metcheck
Stob na Broige Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Stob na Broige.

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 Routes that include Stob na Broige
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1507 m 13.13 km 5.5 hrs Stob Dearg and Stob na Broige  This moderate route described above is referred to as the "tourist route" by rock climbers and scramblers. These enthusiasts ascend Curved Ridge or other routes up the north-east rock face of Stob Dearg.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Stob na Broige

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me at th top of Stob na Broige

© Alexander McMillan

Image by Alexander McMillan

Danny & Jack on the summit of Stob na Broige with a view back our route to Stob Dearg. Beautiful but cold clear day.

© Bryan Denny

Image by Bryan Denny

Me and Gordon on the Buchaille Etive Mhor

© Jean Smith

Image by Jean Smith

very wet summit, thank god for the wind shelter

© Billy Liddell

Image by Billy Liddell
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Stob Coire Raineach, Stob Dubh and Stob na Broige
by Alasdair Cairns
Stob na Broige
by Doug Tulloch
Stob Dearg and Stob na Broige
by Geert Gritter
Stob na Broige
by Philip McLoone
Stob Dearg and Stob na Broige
by Brendan Waters

Post a few words about Stob na Broige or read what others have had to say.

Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
May 11, 2008
We parked in Glen Etive at 212 516 and climbed straight up the grassy slope, over Stob Coire Altruim and on to Stob na Broige. After visiting Stob na Doire, we descended back to Glen Etive southwards from the bealach by keeping well to the right in the upper corrie and rejoining the ascent route lower down.
Victor Young
wrote on
January 6, 2005
Seldom gets a mention because its at the back and not quite as "shapely" as its illustrious brother Stob Dearg. But viewed from Glen Etive it is almost as beautiful. Although I climbed the two in the traditional route up the insufferable scree of Corrie na Tulaich (awful !) then the tops to Stob na Broige and back by Lairig Gartain "swamp", I couldn't help think of a better route. If 2 cars were available i would start in Glen Etive from Dalness and climb Stob na Broige first, across the tops to Stob Dearg and "down" the scree to the car park just off the A82. Otherwise, get the "gaiters" out!

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