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Stob Coire a' Chearcaill


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.
770 m (2526 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.
208 of 222 Corbetts
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 rounded 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.

You can click on the map name to purchase the map for £6.29 including postage which is one of the cheapest prices we have found.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  41   Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe
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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Stob Coire a' Chearcaill is the highest point on the land mass at the head of Gleann Sron a' Chreagain. To the N of the glen runs a broad ridge the Braigh Bhlaich which runs 3.5km ENE to Ceann Caol.

As a path leads along the N bank of the Abhainn Sron a' Chreagain as far as Ceann Caol, this makes the logical ascent route.

An ascent from Cona Glen to the S where there is a good track is also possible. The slopes at the head of Gleann Sron a' Chreagain are steep and stony and should be avoided.

Hazards you may encounter on Stob Coire a' Chearcaill include
 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
Ben Nevis
by Metcheck
Stob Coire a' Chearcaill Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Stob Coire a' Chearcaill.

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 Routes that include Stob Coire a' Chearcaill
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 833 m 12.98 km 4.5 hrs Stob Coire a' Chearcaill  Steep ascent to easy walk on broad ridge.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Stob Coire a' Chearcaill

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Me and Kevin Yancouskie at the summit Stob Coire a Chearcaill 15/07/2012

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Huge summit cairn on Stob Coire a'Chearcaill from trig point. Mist cleared about 5mins after I left summit, as usual!!!! 03/09/11

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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donald brown on 15 Sep 2018
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Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 15, 2009
There is adequate parking available in a large lay-by directly after the track that leads through the glen towards Stob Coire a' Chearcaill. Stob's outlying tops flank you on both sides of the glen meaning you could make a fine horseshoe route but due to the weather we made an out and back route via the Braigh Bhlaich. The route time seems realistic.

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