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Stob a' Choire Odhair


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.
945 m (3100 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.
226 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 dappled corrie

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.

Stob a' Choire Odhair a less complex hill than its its grand neighbour Stob Gabhar. Stob a' Choire Odhair is attached to its smaller sister peak, Beinn Toaig (834m) by a col on its SE slopes.

The two hills have parallel NE ridges, which flank Coire Odhair, and SW ridges which diverge to produce the E slopes of Coire Toaig.

The ascent routes for Stob a' Choire Odhair are from the path through Coire Toaig to the col between Stob a' Choire Odhair and Beinn Toaig or from the bealach at the head of Coire Toaig up the SW ridge of Stob a' Choire Odhair. This hill has fairly steep slopes with rocky outcrops, especially on N face.

Hazards you may encounter on Stob a' Choire Odhair include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags 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 a' Choire Odhair

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
Stob Dubh
by Metcheck
Stob a' Choire Odhair Area Map
Legend  Munro  Corbett  Graham  English/Welsh Top  Accommodation

A selection of local accommodation options who advertise with Munromagic.com.

 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Stob a' Choire Odhair
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
18.2 km
Glencoe Independent Hostel & Self Catering Accommodation
Glencoe, Nr Ballachulish, Argyll
23.7 km
The Old Coach House, North Ballachulish
6 Alltshellach Cottages, North Ballachulish
23.7 km
The Old Stables, North Ballachulish
7 Alltshellach Cottages, North Ballachulish
31.4 km
Connochie Road, Fort William
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a map of scottish camp grounds.
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Stob a' Choire Odhair.

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 Routes that include Stob a' Choire Odhair
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1595 m 14.38 km 5.5 hrs Stob Ghabhar and Stob a' Choire Odhair  Moderate climb mostly on grassy slopes leading to rocky ridges. Careful navigation required in poor visibility.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Stob a' Choire Odhair

 Baggers Gallery for Stob a' Choire Odhair

Me at the top

© John Frew

Image by John Frew

john frew, danny gemmell and myself {DAW}

© david Smith

Image by david Smith

2 Eagle Ski Club Members on summit of Stob a'Choire Odhair.

© James Howard

Image by James Howard

me on summit

© John Henderson

Image by John Henderson
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Stob a' Choire Odhair and Stob Ghabhar
by Brian Doolan
Stob a' Choire Odhair and Stob Ghabhar
by Douglas Mason
Stob a' Choire Odhair and Stob Ghabhar
by Andrew Minshall

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Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
August 28, 2007
Black Mount Estate; permitted route during stalking 1st August to 20th October 2007, including weekends. From Forest Lodge to the south and west ridges.

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