Stob Poite Coire Ardair from the north-east

Stob Poite Coire Ardair

Munro mountain east of Creag Meagaidh

Stob Poite Coire Ardair is a Munro peak sitting at the south-west end of a long ridge linking Carn Liath to Creag Meagaidh. Its top sits above 'The Window' - a windy gap between summits.


Stob Poite Coire Ardair


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height1054m
Prominence110m
Meaningpeak of the pot of the high corrie
ListsMunro, 76
LocationCreag Meagaidh, The Monadh Liath and Creag Meagaidh
Grid RefNN429889
Lat/Lon56.9641, -4.58536


Tucked behind the bulk of Creag Meagaidh and only just glimpsed from Glen Spean below, Stob Poite Coire Ardair sits at the western end of a long ridge that runs above Coire Ardair. Stob Poite Coire Ardair's summit overlooks 'The Window' - a narrow and often windy bealach between itself and Creag Meagaidh.

Below Stob Poite Coire Ardair to the south are the SNH buildings at Aberarder (see this for more info), with notice-boards and information on the geology and wildlife. This is the most popular access point for Stob Poite Coire Ardair, as the ground to the north is wild and remote.

At the eastern end of the ridge that Stob Poite Coire Ardair sits on is Carn Liath and most hillwalkers tend to bag these two Munros together. Adding in Creag Meagaidh with these peaks makes for a fine circuit with options of returning through Coire Ardair or staying high over Puist Coire Ardair for long-lasting views. For keen Munro-baggers, and if transport can be arranged between start and finish points, extending this route further to include nearby Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach make for an excellent long day's hiking !



Hillwalking routes up Stob Poite Coire Ardair



1. Aberarder to Roughburn - Creag Meagaidh 5 Munros route »


Creag Meagaidh is a vast and stunning mountain at the heart of a range of 5 Munro peaks in the Central Highlands also including Beinn Teallach, Beinn a'Chaorainn, Stob Poite Coire Ardair and Carn Liath. Starting and finishing on the A86 above Loch Laggan, this circular hillwalking route takes in all 5 summits.

Ascent : 1850m (6070ft)
Distance : 27km (17m)
Time : 9:45hr

2. Creag Meagaidh circuit of 3 Munros »


In the Central Highlands, Creag Meagaidh is a vast and stunning mountain dominating the view northwards above Loch Laggan. Heading up Creag Meagaidh via Carn Liath and Stob Poite Coire Ardair makes for a superb circular route with options of returning down the skyline or heading through 'The Window'.

Ascent : 1200m (3940ft)
Distance : 19km (12m)
Time : 6:45hr



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Heading to Stob Poite Coire Ardair in autumnHeading to Stob Poite Coire Ardair in autumn
Stob Poite Coire Ardair from the westStob Poite Coire Ardair from the west
In 'The Window' below Stob Poite Coire ArdairIn 'The Window' below Stob Poite Coire Ardair
Stob Poite Coire Ardair from below Puist Coire ArdairStob Poite Coire Ardair from below Puist Coire Ardair
Descending Stob Poite Coire Ardair to 'The Window'Descending Stob Poite Coire Ardair to 'The Window'
Heading to Stob Poite Coire Ardair from Carn LiathHeading to Stob Poite Coire Ardair from Carn Liath




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