Saturday 5th October Maps LR41 and EX392 Spean Bridge
Stob Ban (977m, Munro) – White Peak
Stob Coire Claurigh (1177m, Munro) – Peak of the Corrie of Brawling
Stob Coire na Ceannain (1123m, Munro Top)
Stob Coire Gaibhre (958m, Munro Top)
A fine traverse from S to N, starting with a *scramble on white quartzite leading to a shapely peak overlooking the wilderness. Continue over the highest of the Grey Corries peaks for stunning
panoramic views. *Route #15 – “Scrambles in Lochaber” by Noel Williams.
Start at the Scout Hut at NN253806, where restricted parking is available, (or 2Km further S at NN255788, but the track is rough). Follow the track S for 6km to the Lairg Leacach Bothy. Locate
a boggy path and follow it along the N side of the Alt a’ Chuil Choirean through picturesque wooded gorge. *Make for the lowest point of the white quartzite slabs forming the headwall of the
corrie. Climb the slabs in three huge sections, the “steps” of the Giant’s Staircase, to reach the col, 800m alt, between the two Munros. Turn S and climb to the summit of Stob Ban on a steep and
loose path up the slope mainly composed of scree. Return to the col, head N past a small lochan and climb to the summit of Stob Coire Claurigh. Descend N then up to a small summit, 1121m.
Turn NE and scramble easily along a narrow rocky ridge to the summit of Stob Coire na Ceannain.
Return to the main ridge and descend gradually N along the rim of Coire na Ceannain, rising a little to the summit of Stob Coire Gaibhre. Continue down N along the rim of Coire na Gaibhre and head down the broad shoulder to rejoin the outward route on the Lairig Leacach track.
*To avoid scrambling on the Giant’s Staircase, climb up to the col on the path up its S side. This may be preferable in wet weather.
16km, 1545m ascent.