Stob na Broige from the north

Stob na Broige, Buachaille Etive Mor

Munro peak on Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe

Buachaille Etive Mor is the iconic mountain guarding the eastern entrance to Glencoe. At the southern end of its ridge is Stob na Broige, the shorter and more retiring of two Munro peaks on the mountain.

Stob na Broige

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Meaningbig shepherd of Etive - peak of the sohe
ListsMunro, 209
LocationEtive Mor, Strath Orchy to Loch Linnhie
Grid RefNN191526
Lat/Lon56.62979, -4.95167

Prior to 1997, Buachaille Etive Mor had only one Munro peak, Stob Dearg. Since then Stob na Broige was also promoted to Munro status, encouraging more hillwalkers to hike along Etive Mor's fine ridges and explore more of the Big Shepherd of Etive.

The most direct route up Stob na Broige would be a quick hike up and down from Dalness in Glen Etive. However, this would do the mountain an injustice, and a far better route from Altnafeadh up through Coire na Tulaich and descending through Lairig Gartain makes for a fine hillwalk, taking in Stob Dearg at the northern end of the mountain.

A detour up nearby Buachaille Etive Beag with its two Munros Stob Dubh and Stob Coire Raineach adds around 3 hours to the route.

Hillwalking routes up Stob na Broige

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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