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Stob Coire Easain


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.
1115 m (3658 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.
39 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 corrie of the little waterfall

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
  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 Easain and Stob a' Choire Mheadhion (1105m) are located on a 8km long ridge, separated by a high col (960m) and consequently, are climbed together. Stob Coire Easain has one other ridge NNE which is craggy on its N flank.

To the E of the main ridge the slopes, overlooking Loch Treig, are craggy in places but there are easy slopes down to Creagan a Chaise (723m), whereas those to the W are rocky just below the summits but then easier terrain leads down to the Lairig Leacach.

Normal access is from Stob a' Choire Mheadhion or from Coire Laire via the ridge N of the summit.

Hazards you may encounter on Stob Coire Easain include
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 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
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Aonach Beag
by Metcheck
Stob Coire Easain Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Stob Coire Easain.

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 Routes that include Stob Coire Easain
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1078 m 16.08 km 5.5 hrs Stob Coire Easain and Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin  Relatively easy route with little scrambling required but with some steep ascents. There is little exposure.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Stob Coire Easain

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Summit Cafe! Stob Coire Easain

© Alan Puckrin

Image by Alan Puckrin

Aylmer family father (Peter) and son (Adrian) on the top of Stob Coire Easain

© Peter Aylmer

Image by Peter Aylmer

me and the boys at the last top of a great wkend

© John Frew

Image by John Frew

Top of stob coire easain,had an amazing day

© Richard Reid

Image by Richard Reid
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Post a few words about Stob Coire Easain or read what others have had to say.

Brian Howarth
wrote on
October 16, 2013
Using the route of descent in my shared route is by far the quikest way on and off these mountains. You get to follow the dam road for about 1 mile or so before picking up stalking/ argo paths that link with the main route at NN 337767. Dont follow my route to the summit which involves some heather and bog. Ps its a longer trek in than you might expect, before you get near the two summits.
David Yorston
wrote on
April 21, 2013
Descent route via corrie not recommended in winter. Large cornices make it hazardous.
James Seaman
wrote on
April 9, 2011
crackin days walk, i wild camped with the intention of climbing chno dearg and stob coire sgriodain the day after but din't as lumping all kit for camping the day before put me off doing it again. so plodded along shores of loch treig and nipping on the railway line when had to. feel that on a long summers day these four plus beinn na lap could be done in an epic slog
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
October 19, 2006
There is a very clear, but steep, path from the col with Stob a’ Choire Mheadhoin.

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