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Stob Ghabhar


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.
1090 m (3576 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.
55 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 goats

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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  50   Glen Orchy & Loch Etive

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

Stob Ghabhar is a large and magnificent mountain. The summit sits close to the precipitous cliffs at the head of Coire Dhearbhadh.

This corrie is enclosed by the narrow ESE ridge (the Aonach Eagach, which gives some scrambling and is a popular ascent route) and the N ridge which branches to produce Sron nan Giubhas (ENE) and Aonach Mor (NW).

A descent from Sron nan Guibhas into Coire Dhearbhadh leads to the bealach at the head of Coire Toaig to rejoin the path in the Corrie. An ascent of the broad SSE ridge involves selecting a route through rocky out-crops but is not difficult. Finally a narrow ridge W leads to Sron a' Ghearrain (990m).

Hazards you may encounter on Stob Ghabhar include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
 Scrambling (minor), easy hand and footholds.
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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West Highlands
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West Highlands
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Stob Dubh
by Metcheck
Stob Ghabhar Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Stob Ghabhar.

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 Routes that include Stob Ghabhar
  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.  

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Approaching the summit of Stob Ghabhar

© Andrew Stewart

Image by Andrew Stewart

From the top ridge, the rummit lies ahead

© Gary Douglas

Image by Gary Douglas

my husband G and myself 19/04/09

© Fiona Mcclure

Image by Fiona Mcclure

stob ghabhar

© David Davidson

Image by David Davidson
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Stob a' Choire Odhair and Stob Ghabhar
by Brian Doolan
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by Douglas Mason
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by Andrew Minshall
Stob Ghabhar
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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 col at 243 457 west of Stob a’ Choire Odhair, then to Aonach Eagach at 991 m and the summit. Also continuations north to Clach Leathad and west to Meall Odhar and Meall nan Eun.
John Dickson
wrote on
July 31, 2006
Saturday 29th July 2006. Climbed Stob Ghabhar and Stob a' Choire Odhair from Inveroran Hotel. Took the direct "Sralkers Path" to the summit of Stob a' Choire Odhair then made my way over the ridge to Aonach Eagach and on to the summit of Stob Ghabhar. Both summits were cloud covered but dropping 50 mitres off took me below the cloud and offerd better views and easier navigation. Decended the SE ridge following a line of old fence posts back to the path on the east side of (and crossing) Allt Toaig then a gentle stroll back to Inveroran. Highlight of the day was the ascent of the Aonach Eagach
Colin Bell
wrote on
August 28, 2005
Climber Stob Ghabhar on 7 August 05 as part of the full Black Mount Traverse from Inveroran to White Corries Ski Centre, also taking in Stob a' Choire Odhair, Creise and Meall a Bhuiridh. A long 8 hour day but beautiful weather with seemingly endless views in all directions. Most difficult section was the steep 1,300ft pull up to Clach Leathad from Bealach Fuar-chathaidh on tired legs. By the end the GPS read 13.5 miles and 7,333ft total ascent and it felt like it ! A superb high level traverse.
Colin Bell
wrote on
August 18, 2005
Climbed Stob Ghabhar on 7 Aug 05 as part of the full Black Mount Traverse from Victoria Bridge to the White Corries Ski Centre taking in Stob a' Choire Odhair, Creise and Meall a' Bhuiridh on the way. A long 9 hour day but warm, clear and sunny day with endless views in all directions. Life was meant to be thus ! Hardest part was the 1300ft pull from Bealach Fuar-chathaidh, a wonderfully remote spot at the head of Coireach a' Ba, up to Clach Leathad on tired legs. GPS said 7333ft vertical climb and 13.5 miles for the whole route and it felt like it ....
Gerry Whelan
wrote on
June 2, 2005
...a cracking tour!..we hiked in from the lochan na h-Achlaise on the A82 to Coireach a Ba and camped for the night..next day climbed out of the corrie up to the Bealach Fuar Chathaidh and onwards over the summit of Stob Ghabhar, heavy snow fell as we got to the summit..in the middle of a sunny day!!..and the last day of May!. the views down into the Corrain Lochain were quite exceptional with sunlight dazzling back off the water. Descended the Aonach Eagach and dropped down off the ridge to camp once again by the burn in the Coire na Muic..and thence oot to Victoria Bridge..magic route!!

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  Date Title Written by Including...
1 15 Jul 2010 5 munros Edward Cassidy Stob Ghabhar, Meall nan Eun, Creise, Meall a' Bhuiridh and Stob Coir' an Albannaich
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