Monday, 10 May 2010

Mullach nan Coirean & Stob Ban Sunday 9 May 2010

Mullach nan Coirean from Stob Ban

I never get tired of walking the Mamores as they give a good long or short day out and can be tackled from a number of directions and they also have a feel of real mountains about them. We left the car at Achriabhach and followed the forest path to emerge out of the wood at the stile that gives a good easy angled climb up the north east ridge.

Myself having a breather on the ascent of Mullach nan Coirean

Sgurr A Mhaim & Stob Ban from NE Ridge of Mullach nan Coirean

From the summit of Mullach nan Coirean we descended east to walk round the northern corries and follow the path that leads to the rocky climb of Stob Ban with great views towards Ben Nevis and Stob Ban's quartzite slopes.

Ben Nevis from ridge to Stob Ban

Approching Stob Ban from Mullach nan Coirean

Views from the summit of Stob Ban were excellent and was quite warm given that the forecast said the wind was meant to make it feel like -10, I never had a jacket on as seen in photo below and I don't carry a spare leg with me, that's a girl sitting at cairn with rest of body out of the shot although sometimes I could do with a spare one !

Beinn a Bheithir & Loch Linnhe from summit of Stob Ban

Bidean nan Bian from summit of Stob Ban
From the summit we headed down Stob Ban's rocky east ridge, where there is a great view of Stob Ban's eastern cliffs, to reach the stalker's path at the col at the head of Coire a' Mhusgain which we followed back to Achriabhach.

Stob Ban from the descent of east ridge


  1. Ahh as always love it Eth looks fantastic makes me want to go out every time i see your photos

  2. Hello, great photos. Thinking of doing Stob Ban in spring, approaching up the East looks very steep and more like a climb than a walk, can you tell me what to expect? Would i need a good head for heights too as the ridge up looks very narrow?