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Stob Coire a' Chairn


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.
981 m (3218 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.
171 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 cairn

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 a' Chairn in the heart of the Mamores is part of the Ring of Steall. The triangular summit of Stob Coire a' Chairn is located at the intersection of three narrow ridges, each with paths on their crests.

The NNW ridge connects to a An Garbhanach (975m), the SE ridge to Na Gruagaichean (1055) and the SW ridge to Am Bodach (1032m). An access path from Kinlochleven to the SE ridge leads to summit.

Hazards you may encounter on Stob Coire a' Chairn include
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
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 Coire a' Chairn.

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 Routes that include Stob Coire a' Chairn
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1575 m 13.98 km 5.5 hrs Na Gruagaichean, Am Bodach and Stob Coire a' Chairn  A steep ascent followed by an excellent ridge walk covering three of the Mamores.  
2 1748 m 16.85 km 6.5 hrs Sgurr a' Mhaim, Am Bodach, An Gearanach and Stob Coire a' Chairn  This is "The Ring of Steall" strenuous due to steep slopes (ascent and descent) and excellent ridge walks with moderate exposure.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Stob Coire a' Chairn

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Me at the top of Stob Coirre a' Chairn

© Alexander McMillan

Image by Alexander McMillan

Dot ready to tackle the Devils Ridge on thr Ring Of Steall

© Alexander McMillan

Image by Alexander McMillan

top of stob coire a'chairn

© Colin Mochan

Image by Colin Mochan

Owen and me atop Stpb Coire a' Chairn on a horrendous day of torrential rain, October 2010

© Michael Hill

Image by Michael Hill
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Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
May 11, 2008
The direct path rises steeply out of Kinlochleven and eases off as it approaches the sharp bend in the Mamore Lodge track. It is less distinct higher up at the point where it takes a long detour eastwards. It is worth cutting off the eastern corner at a small lochan. No problems along the ridge: bouldery near the summit.

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