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Sron a' Choire Ghairbh


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.
937 m (3074 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.
239 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 rough 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
  34   Fort Augustus, Glen Albyn & Glen Roy

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

Sron a' Choire Ghairbh lies on the W side of Loch Lochy separated from Meall na Teanga by Cam Bhealach. Sron a' Choire Ghairbh forms a horse-shoe ridge around the large Coire Glas with crags and scree/boulders slopes into the corrie.

The more S ridge has steep rocky faces and the safe descents are S to Cam Bhealach or follow to the ridge to Meall nan Dearcag before descending. The more N ridge, Meall a' Choire Ghlais is separated from Ben Tee, by Bealach Easain from where tracks lead NE to White Bridge.

Hazards you may encounter on Sron a' Choire Ghairbh 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.
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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North West Highlands
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sron a' Choire Ghairbh.

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 Routes that include Sron a' Choire Ghairbh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1620 m 17.08 km 6.5 hrs Sron a' Choire Ghairbh and Meall na Teanga  Moderate route with good approach routes on tracks/paths. Steep ascents but no scrambling required.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sron a' Choire Ghairbh

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Roy Ashman and John Forster at the top in cloud, strong winds, very cold and icy flurries. 7th March 2011

© John Forster

Image by John Forster

OPB on Sron a' Choire Ghairbh 14th August 2010

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

the lads at the summit

© John Frew

Image by John Frew

right on the 'Nose' 28th Oct '09.

© Andrew Jackson

Image by Andrew Jackson
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Sc Joss
wrote on
August 4, 2014
i did this up the end off Sron a Choire Ghairbh and then on to Meall na Teanga. However, this could be done much quicker by taking a bike, cycling along Great Glen Way (excellent surface) to the foot of the stalkers path and then doing these as a T as the path up to both tops from the Beallach is excellent. however, this woudl miss out the nice little bit of ridge on Sron a Choire Ghairbh. saw many interesting butterflies on these hills.
Isabel Smith
wrote on
July 3, 2011
The start from Gleann Cia-aig provided a good path until crossing Abhainn Chia-aig. After that until almost at the Alt Cam bealach it is quite hard going -peat hags, and boggy. This is energy sapping on a warm day and the zigzags of the stalkers path were very welcome and the view from the summit rewarding. The descent from Meall na Teanga over Meall Choire Lochain and Meall Odhar down to the trees at Gleann Cia-aig was a good way to complete the day. Only two other people came this way and at least a dozen on the hills started at Kilfinnan - has to tell you something!
Chris Bowles
wrote on
March 28, 2008
The ascent of Sron a' Choire Ghairbh is up a very clear zig-zagging stalkers path. Even in deep snow it is possible to identify it, and as said before it is a steep pull up to the ridge. To descend I recommend traversing Sron a' Choire Ghairbh's east ridge which is quite narrow to its top Sean Meall. The descent is then continued to Meall nan Dearcag and on back to Kilfinnan. Great fun in the snow.
Andy Johns
wrote on
December 29, 2003
An early start today and a long drive; 3hrs later we were leaving the Eas Chia aig car park heading North. Superb sunrise, clear skies & freezing cold and the powder snow just got deeper and deeper. Stayed on the RHS of the stream until 212935 but the path was so filled in with snow that we just headed steeply up to Sron a'Choire Gairbh. A quick descent to the bealach and back up to Meall na Teanga (ice axe again). Great views of snow pastered hills in every direction. Finished by heading South and then down via Meall Odhar. Almost 8 hours with soft snow & too much Christmas turkey last week.
Paul Richardson
wrote on
March 15, 2002
Great stalkers' track all the way from lochyside to the Cam Bhealaich, and then on zigzags about half way from the col to the Sron summit - but it's a very steep pull direct to the summit from the top of the zigzags, especially in snow and even WITH a following gale!

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