Stob Coire a'Chairn in front of Binnein Mor

Stob Coire a' Chairn

Munro peak in the Mamores

Stob Coire a' Chairn is a rugged Munro peak in the heart of the Mamores and one of the 4 Munro summits in the Ring of Steall - a classic Highland ridge route !


Stob Coire a' Chairn


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Height 981.4m
Prominence 124m
Meaning peak of the coire of the cairn
Lists Munro, 168
Location Mamores, Loch Linnhie to Loch Ericht
Grid Ref NN185661
Lat/Lon 56.75075, -4.96951


Sitting in the heart of the Mamores, Stob Coire a' Chairn is a rugged Munro peak. What it lacks in drama compared to other nearby mountains in the range, it makes up for in views from the summit - Am Bodach, Na Gruagaichean and Sgurr a'Mhaim with its Devil's Ridge are all well displayed.

The most direct line of ascent up Stob Coire a'Chairn starts from Kinlochleven or Mamore Lodge and follows a stalkers path up to the bealach between Stob Coire a'Chairn and Na Gruagaichean.

Because of the mountain's proximity to other Munro peaks, most people will opt to include other summits. The finest route taking in Stob Coire a'Chairn is the famed 'Ring of Steall', a classic ridge traverse in the centre of the Mamores range - a fabulous hillwalking route !

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



Hillwalking routes up Stob Coire a' Chairn



1. Ring of Steall »


The middle section of the Mamores mountain range is often referred to as 'The Ring o'Steall'. Some easy rock-scrambling is enjoyed while bagging 4 Munros including Sgurr a'Mhaim and An Gearanach.

Ascent : 1750m (5740ft)
Distance : 15km (9m)
Time : 6:45hr

2. Mamores range »


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 !

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



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Stob Coire a'Chairn from An GarbhanachStob Coire a'Chairn from An Garbhanach
Stob Coire a'Chairn in front of Binnein Mor from Devil's RidgeStob Coire a'Chairn in front of Binnein Mor from Devil's Ridge
Quartzite dome of Stob Coire a'Chairn from Na GruagaicheanQuartzite dome of Stob Coire a'Chairn from Na Gruagaichean
Looking to An Gearanach from Stob Coire a' ChairnLooking to An Gearanach from Stob Coire a' Chairn
Stob Coire a'Chairn from Am BodachStob Coire a'Chairn from Am Bodach
East from the Devil's Ridge, Stob Coire a'Chairn middle foregroundEast from the Devil's Ridge, Stob Coire a'Chairn middle foreground




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