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Stob Poite Coire Ardair


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.
1054 m (3458 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.
76 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.
Pointed hill of the pot of the high 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.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  34   Fort Augustus, Glen Albyn & Glen Roy
  42   Glen Garry & Loch Rannoch

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

Stob Poite Coire Ardair is separated from Creag Meaghaidh by a steep sided col, named "The Window". From here easy slopes rise NE following the rim of the crags on its S face to the summit. The summit plateau continues ENE to to a second top, 1051m, from where a broad ridge runs NNW down to Coire Bhanain and a narrower ridge continues NNE to Sron garbh Coire.

The slopes into Coire Ardair are steep and rocky and should be avoided, particularly in snowy conditions. Normal approach routes are via The Window and on the ridge from Carn Liath to the ENE.

Hazards you may encounter on Stob Poite Coire Ardair include
 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.
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West Highlands
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West Highlands
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Beinn a Chaorainn
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Stob Poite Coire Ardair.

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 Routes that include Stob Poite Coire Ardair
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1334 m 20.46 km 6.5 hrs Creag Meagaidh, Stob Poite Coire Ardair and Carn Liath [Loch Laggan]  Long but relatively easy route. Approach is on well maintained path, but summit of Creag Meagaidh may be difficult to locate in poor visibility. Descent path is muddy in places. Coire Ardair is beautiful, and the views from route to Carn Liath are excelle  

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 Baggers Gallery for Stob Poite Coire Ardair

Alex & Munro at the top of Stob Poite Coire Ardair 20/03/2016

© Alexander McMillan

Image by Alexander McMillan

Down the window May 2012

© Niall Meagle

Image by Niall Meagle

John Forster and Roy Ashman 2nd march 2011

© John Forster

Image by John Forster

Willie, Calum and Neil on top of Stob Poite Coire Ardair 12th Feb 2011

© Calum Dinnes

Image by Calum Dinnes
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Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 27, 2008
Coming from Carn Liath this hill requires a long high-level walk on a broad grassy ridge. The peak has no remarkable features compared to that of its neighbour Creag Meagaidh. The summit cairn is situated at an old fence post. The continuation to Creag Meagaidh is a simple ascent past 'The Window' and then a crossing of the broad summit plateau. The second peak of a great horseshoe.

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