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Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin


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.
1105 m (3625 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.
46 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 middle 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
  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 a' Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easain (1115m) to the SW are located on a 8km long ridge, separated by a high col (960m) and, consequently, are climbed together. In addition to the main ridge, Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin has a SE ridge, which is craggy on its N flank, leading down to Loch Treig .

To the E of the main ridge the slopes, overlooking Loch Treig, are steep and frequently craggy, whereas those to the W are craggy/rocky just below the summits but easier terrain lower down leads to Coire Laire. Normal access is from Creag Fhiaclach along the crest of the ridge or from Stob Coire Easain

Hazards you may encounter on Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin 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.
 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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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin.

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 Routes that include Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin
  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.  

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Nick & Alan taking in the views with the Grey Corries in the background.

© Steve Marlow

Image by Steve Marlow

me & my good friends john frew & daw smith on the summit we had a great days walking & a great laugh what more can you ask for.

© Libby Smith

Image by Libby Smith

me returning from the summit of stob a choire mheadhoin didnt want to go to close to the cornice ridge.

© Libby Smith

Image by Libby Smith

stob a' choire mheadoin

© Richard Reid

Image by Richard Reid
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Post a few words about Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin or read what others have had to say.

Gordon Miller
wrote on
January 16, 2012
We did this in January with large and extended snow patches in places, rime and frost in other places which made it very slippy. The Cameron McNeish book states that this should take between 5 and 7 hours. With the condition it took us 10 hours. I have no idea how any reasonable mortal could do this in 5. As ever be prepared.
Richard Goodman
wrote on
May 2, 2011
As you get down from the col between Mheadhoin and Easain into the corrie there is a clear well trodden path that begins a contour around the west side of Mheadhoin's ridge. You may expect this to lead into a descending traverse towards the old tramway but in fact it never does. It continues in a high level contour eventually emerging onto the shoulder below Meall Cian Dearg where the ascent path is rejoined, if you started from An Dubh Lochan. If you are parked at the parking just before An Dubh Lochan this is no bad thing anyway, since it gives a more direct return to the start.
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
October 19, 2006
From Fersit follow the track leading towards Loch Treig. Near the dam a new track leads a short distance uphill on to the moorland. From here there is a choice of boggy tracks leading to the survey pillar on the skyline. A very clear path takes a direct route over Meall Cian Dearg but it is being steadily eroded.
john young
wrote on
September 15, 2003
Climbed this in high winds and fog on September 13th, 2003. Very straightforward, even in thick mist, although the path is faint in a few places. I recommend retracing the outward route in wet weather as it is very boggy if descending from the col.

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