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Stob Dubh & Stob Coire Raineach
Quick Facts
This is the summed total of all the climbing within a route and is a good indicator of the strenuousness of a route.
Total Ascent
1149 m

An estimate of the time taken based on a derivation of Naismiths rules. Our calculation is based on the horizontal and ascent components of a climb, we do not make a reduction for descent.

Registered users can customise these walking times by specifying their own walking and ascending speeds. They can also add a fixed time period for stoppages.

Route Time
4.5 hrs
The horizontal distance of the route.
Route Distance
10.35 km

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A brief summary of this route.

Our summary will always contain one of easy, moderate or hard to indicate the severity of the route.

A straight forward ascent from the S. A short walk through a forest then one stream to be crossed followed by a fairly steep ascent. Return through Lairig Gartain is muddy most times of the year Route proposed by Steve Macluskie.

Here we provide the nearest town to the start of the route where you will find basic services.

We then give directions from that location to the route start. Your approach route may differ.

 Travel Information

Head to: Carpark in upper Glen Etive

Head W on A82 then S on minor road through upper Glen Etive to Loch Etive.

Route Waypoint Map

The total ascent is 1,149 metres. Allow 4.5 hours to complete this 10.35 km route.

The hillphones service can inform you of stalking activities in the area.

Usually the shortest way to climb the mountain, making best use of tracks and paths to gain altitude. Route navigation requires map reading skills and an ability to navigate with a compass.

The information given here will enable you to annotate your map and plan your route. We do not give anecdotal descriptions on where to find the paths, worn by the feet of previous mountaineers.

Where the access routes are few or the ridge is narrow, paths are generally obvious. On open ground, following paths without using your compass may get you lost in poor visibility.

 Route Information
Waypoint Detail
  Stop at carpark on minor road to upper Glen Etive
  NN16575104 Distance
75 m
Head NE on road to start of path at bend in road
NN17085145 Distance
0.68 km
96 m
Head NE turning N to exit forest and cross stream
NN17165222 Distance
0.85 km
260 m
Bear E onto crest of ridge and ascend N turning NE to summit of Stob Dubh
NN17915353 Distance
1.64 km
958 m
Descend ENE to ridge
NN18125364 Distance
0.25 km
814 m
Continue NE to minor top (902m)
NN18445417 Distance
0.64 km
902 m
Descend NE to col
NN18805451 Distance
0.52 km
748 m
Now ascend NE to summit of Stob Coire Raineach
NN19145479 Distance
0.49 km
925 m
Return SW to col
NN18805451 Distance
0.44 km
748 m
Descend SSE to path in Lairig Gartain
NN19265380 Distance
0.90 km
416 m
Follow muddy but well defined path SW to rejoin approach route in forest
NN17185163 Distance
3.06 km
122 m
Continue SW to return to carpark
  NN16575104 Distance
0.89 km
75 m

A selection of weather forecasts local to this route.

West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Stob Dubh
by Metcheck
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