Buachaille Etive Mor from Blackrock Cottage

Buachaille Etive Mor - Stob Dearg

Highest summit and Munro peak on Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe

Stob Dearg is the northern summit and highest peak on Buachaille Etive Mor, the iconic mountain guarding the entrance to Glencoe.


Buachaille Etive Mor - Stob Dearg


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Height1021.4m
Prominence532m
Meaningbig shepherd of Etive - red peak
ListsMunro, 109
LocationEtive Mor, Strath Orchy to Glen Coe
Grid RefNN223542
Lat/Lon56.64613, -4.90095


When driving towards Glencoe from the south, the intimidating northern summit of Etive Mor dramatically comes into view. This iconic and craggy peak is Stob Dearg, often photographed from Blackrock Cottage and a favourite with hill-walkers and climbers alike.

Stob Dearg is not as invincible as first appearances suggest with a fairly direct and straightforward hillwalking route to the Munro summit heading up from Altnafeadh through Coire na Tulaich.

There are many rock-scrambling and climbing routes up the north face for Stob Dearg, the most well known is Curved Ridge, a grade 3 scramble in an airy aspect.



Hillwalking routes up Buachaille Etive Mor - Stob Dearg



1. Shepherds of Etive »


The rugged mountains and iconic peaks of Buachaille Etive Mor and Etive Beag guard the entrances to Glencoe. Long high-level ridges between Munro summits and some easy scrambing make for a classic hillwalking route.

Ascent : 1875m (6150ft)
Distance : 19km (12m)
Time : 8hr



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Stob Dearg on Buachaille Etive MorStob Dearg on Buachaille Etive Mor
Stob Dearg and Stob na Doire from Stob Coire AltruimStob Dearg and Stob na Doire from Stob Coire Altruim
Etive Mor from Beinn a'ChrulaisteEtive Mor from Beinn a'Chrulaiste
Etive Mor from Meall nan Eun, Stob Dearg on rightEtive Mor from Meall nan Eun, Stob Dearg on right
Coire na Tulaich below Stob Dearg on Etive MorCoire na Tulaich below Stob Dearg on Etive Mor
Buachaille Etive Mor from Blackrock CottageBuachaille Etive Mor from Blackrock Cottage




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