Stob Ban in the Mamores

Stob Ban, Mamores

Munro peak in the Mamores range

Sitting at the western end of the Mamores, Stob Ban is a characterful Munro peak, capped in quartzite. Domed shaped when viewed from the west contrasts with impressive cliffs and buttresses on its eastern side.


Stob Ban


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Height999.7m
Prominence237m
Meaningwhite peak
ListsMunro, 138
LocationMamores, Loch Linnhie to Loch Ericht
Grid RefNN148654
Lat/Lon56.74366, -5.03082


Near the western end of the Mamores range, Stob Ban is a rugged Munro peak. Dome-shaped when viewed from the west, this conceals the rocky buttresses and cliffs on its eastern face. A large cornice can form over these cliffs in winter, and with the summit cairn perched perilously close to the edge, care is needed !

From Glen Nevis, a fairly direct ascent of Stob Ban can be made following a path up through woodland and Coire a'Mhusgain to the col between Stob Ban and Sgurr an Iubhair.

Stob Ban is linked to Mullach nan Coirean via twisting crests that hug Coire Dearg and with a drop of only 150m, most hillwalkers will choose to hike over both these Munros in one continuous circular route.

For fit hikers and hill-runners, here is also the option of bagging Stob Ban as part of a complete Mamores traverse (or even a longer Tranter's Round or Ramsay's Round).



Routes up Stob Ban


Western Mamores hiking route

At the western end of the Mamores mountain range, a horseshoe route with some rough terrain takes in the two Munro peaks of Mullach nan Coirean and Stob Ban.

Peaks : 2 Munros

Ascent : 1200m (3940ft)
Distance : 12km (7m)
Time : 5hr

Mamores range hillwalking route

The Mamores is one of the finest mountain ranges in Scotland, with 10 Munro summits scattered over crests and ridges between Glen Nevis and Glencoe. This route bags them all in one outing !

Peaks : 10 Munros

Ascent : 3400m (11150ft)
Distance : 34km (21m)
Time : 14hr



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