Black Mount Munros and CorbettsFive Munros lying east of Loch Etive from an impressive circuit rising abruptly from the shoreline. Ben Starav is the dominant peak in the range with steep drops down to Loch Etive, not unlike a fjord, and great views in all directions.
Main route summary
To the north of Glas Bheinn Mhor, Stob Coir'an Albannaich is a bulky hill, with corries north and south giving tricky navigation regardless of direction approached. Meall nan Eun is a small grassy hill, but careful route selection in needed to avoid crags when descending.
There are two recommended access points for these hills - from the northern end of Loch Etive and from Loch Tulla on the Black Mount. Heading in from Loch Tulla is longer route, but a bike can be used for the first 4km.
Beinn Starav (1078m, Munro 63)|
Beinn nan Aighenan (960m, Munro 197)
Glas Bheinn Mhor (997m, Munro 144)
Stob Coir'an Albannaich (1044m, Munro 90)
Meall nan Eun (928m, Munro 252)
Stob Dubh* (883m, Corbett 45)|
*See 'Alternative Routes' below
walk : 10:30hr*, run : 5:30hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent
Nr head of Loch Etive
(grid ref : NN13746)
Which map to choose ?
Ben Starav : 'hill of rustling'
Glas Bheinn Mhor : 'big greenish-grey hill'
Beinn nan 'hill of the hinds'
Stob Coir' an Albannaich : 'peak of the coire of the Scotsman'
Meall nan Eun : 'hill of the birds'
Stob Dubh : 'black peak'
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