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Stob Coire Sgreamhach


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.
1072 m (3517 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.
65 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 dreadful 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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  41   Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe

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

Stob Coire Sgreamach and Bidean nam Bian are two peaks about 1km apart on a ridge running NW to SE from Glen Coe to Glen Etive. Collectively they have three ridges, running NE, the steep rocky ends, which dominate Glen Coe, are called The Three Sisters.

The long NE ridge of Stob Coire Sgreamhach is named Beinn Fhada and together with Gearr Aonach, of Bidean nam Bian, it encloses the beautiful Coire Gabhail or Lost Valley.

To the NW Stob Coire Sgreamhach meets with Bidean nam Bian at a col, which offers a steep and difficult ascent from Coire Gabhail. An easier ascent from this corrie is to the col between Stob Coire nan Lochan and Bidean nan Bian.

A third route from Coire Gabhail is to scramble up the steep rocky slope from the rocky crest of Beinn Fhada. An ascent of Beinn Fhada can be made to the col SW of its 811m top, by scrambling up the steep slope to the SW of a deep gully leading to the col.

Hazards you may encounter on Stob Coire Sgreamhach 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.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
 Scrambling (minor), easy hand and footholds.
 Scrambling (major), greater exposure and steeper rock.
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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Bidean nan Bian
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Stob Coire Sgreamhach.

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 Routes that include Stob Coire Sgreamhach
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1320 m 12.93 km 5 hrs Bidean nam Bian and Stob Coire Sgreamhach  This is a classic route relatively easy in summer, moderate in winter.  

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Andrew law at the summit on 22/6/14

© Andrew Law

Image by Andrew Law

Me and Scottie at the top of Stob Coire Sgreamach!!

© Michael Yates

Image by Michael Yates

Me just past the Cairn at the top of Stob Coire Sgreamach 12/08/12 very sunny 22deg c

© Alexander McMillan

Image by Alexander McMillan

Enjoying the view. . . May 2011

© Aileen Moir

Image by Aileen Moir
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Gordon Miller
wrote on
April 22, 2011
Sron na Lairig is great way up. It is scrambly ridge, but there are plenty of alternatives to make it as difficult or as easy as you want. There is a tight, exposed bit, just before the final scramble which leads to the summit plateau, which requires a bit of extra care. We descended towards Bhein Fhada. You will see a bit of a bad step on this from the ascent, which is not as bad as it looks. When reached begin to descend and bear right. The rock is well broken and there are plenty of big hand and footholds.
Sc Joss
wrote on
April 16, 2010
ascended through lost valley. take care not to lose the well built path when it loses th stream. we ended up in the boulder field! descent back into LV from bealach between SCS and Bidean tin snow near vertical head wall did not look appealing from the top so we descended to second car in glen etive taking a direct route down from the top of SCS. would NOT recommend this. it was painfully steep and utterly relentless for legs already tired from snow, far worse than it looks on the map or seen from below. possibly the descent higher up on the Larig Eildhe path would have been a little kinder.
John Wilkie
wrote on
July 6, 2007
Excellent day, felt fit and up for it from the very beginning. Started up Stob Corrie nan Lochan, nice bit of scrambling up to the lochens where your met with a cathedral of rock. Absolutely stunning and apparently excellent for ice climbing (next winter!). The lochens plateau gave the old legs a wee rest, over Stob Corrie nan Lochen and an easy scramble down and back up to Bidean. Lunch at top then onto Sgreamhach. Walked around the upper rim of The Lost Valley was amazing on a crystal clear day. Tough decent off Sgreamhach down the col on red scree down to the lost valley. Great day.
Craig Coid
wrote on
July 22, 2002
This is an outstanding walk, whether incorporating Bidean nam Bian via Stob Corrie nan Lochan, or on its own via the Lost Valley (the former being the best route!). Ensure you complete the round by traversing the ridge of Beinn Fhada. It is a most enjoyable walk with interesting and relatively easy scrambling on one or two sections, although the scramble coming down the rock face off the summit could be very tricky in winter - full kit required! Traverse the first two tops of Beinn Fhada and just prior to the last one, a significant gash runs down to the valley. Stay on the LHS to the end.

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