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Stob Coir' an Albannaich


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.
1044 m (3425 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.
90 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 Scotsman's 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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  50   Glen Orchy & Loch Etive

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

Stob Coir' an Albannaich is a large and complex craggy mountain separated from Glas Beinn Mhor to the SW by a bealach from which it can be ascended.

The more direct route to the summit is from the bridge over the River Etive SE onto Beinn Chaorach then round Coire Glas on easy slopes to the summit.

A longer route is possible from Loch Tulla in the E (parking is available at Victoria Bridge) but as this leads through boggy ground it is less attractive. Finally a descent N is possible from the E ridge 500m E of the summit to Meall Tarsuinn (875m) then on to Meall nan Eun.

Hazards you may encounter on Stob Coir' an Albannaich 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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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Stob Coir' an Albannaich.

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 Routes that include Stob Coir' an Albannaich
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1405 m 15.93 km 5.5 hrs Stob Coir' an Albannaich and Meall nan Eun  Moderate climb on grassy slopes leading to craggy tops. Crags can be avoided, but careful navigation is required between peaks and this will be difficult in poor visibility.  

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the curse of Nicola strikes again, the only cloudy 10 mins of the day was when we summited!!! Stob Coir' an Albannaich 19-8-12

© robin scott

Image by robin scott

Stob Coir' an Albannaich Mar'12

© Mike Blake

Image by Mike Blake

Karl and myself with Oscar on summit,(4/7/09).

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

Easter 2009. Looking back to the summit.

© David Harbottle

Image by David Harbottle
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James Corrigan
wrote on
May 6, 2012
Started from Coileitir which is the starting point for Ben Starav group.After crossing the bridge, took a high line towards the Deer fence where there is a large style. Very boggy around this.Beware of sinking in as you step off.The ascent is through Birch and Alder Trees and is rough going.Another Deer fence is reached as the woods fade.Brutal ascent to Beinn Chaorach.Views of Ben Starav Loch Etive make it worthwhile.Views to Beiin Trilleach.Stob Dhub and Bidean improve as height is gained.Easy over to dramatic Coirie Glas,over the Burn and up smooth slopes to the sweeping towards the Cairn.
Peter Lang
wrote on
September 17, 2007
Ascend Beinn Chaorach SE via obvious gully in hillside above trees behind Coileitir. Cross bridge and turn left then take first gate in deer fence on right and faint path leads to corner fence/gully (easy to clamber through). Faint Path zig zags across stream as ascend steeply to 550m contour and angle eases slightly, stream/gully leads almost directly to Beinn Chaorach summit. Excellent views into Coire Glas as cross plateau to S.C.an A.summit (3hrs). highly rewarding after ascent.
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
August 28, 2007
Black Mount Estate; permitted route during stalking 1st August to 20th October 2007, including weekends. Allt Mheuran, bealach at 163 433, then north to summit. Also continuation to Meall Tarsuinn and Meall nan Eun.
Joseph Buchanan
wrote on
January 22, 2006
Climbed along with Meall nan Eun then decended via Glen Ceiltein which was very boggy due to melting snow. Due to winter conditions it took just over 8 hours to complete. Take care when parking the car as each side of the car park is very boggy. I have had to tow people out on previous visits.
George Musgrave
wrote on
June 12, 2005
Very steep ascent on to Ben Chaorach before an easier leg on to Stob Coir' an Albannaich . Easier the leg on to Meall nan Eun . Headed back to road via Glen Ceitlein ( NW ) , not too bad a route - dry conditions .

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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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