Stob Ban in the Mamores

Stob Ban

Munro peak in the Mamores range

Sitting at the western end of the Mamores, Stob Ban is a characterful Munro peak, capped in quartzite. Domed shaped when viewed from the west contrasts with impressive cliffs and buttresses on its eastern side.

Stob Ban

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Meaningwhite peak
ListsMunro, 138
LocationMamores, Loch Linnhie to Loch Ericht
Grid RefNN148654
Lat/Lon56.74366, -5.03082

Near the western end of the Mamores range, Stob Ban is a rugged Munro peak. Dome-shaped when viewed from the west, this conceals the rocky buttresses and cliffs on its eastern face. A large cornice can form over these cliffs in winter, and with the summit cairn perched perilously close to the edge, care is needed !

From Glen Nevis, a fairly direct ascent of Stob Ban can be made following a path up through woodland and Coire a'Mhusgain to the col between Stob Ban and Sgurr an Iubhair.

Stob Ban is linked to Mullach nan Coirean via twisting crests that hug Coire Dearg and with a drop of only 150m, most hillwalkers will choose to hike over both these Munros in one continuous circular route.

For fit hikers and hill-runners, here is also the option of bagging Stob Ban as part of a complete Mamores traverse (or even a longer Tranter's Round or Ramsay's Round).

Hillwalking routes up Stob Ban

1. Western Mamores hiking route »

At the western end of the Mamores mountain range, a horseshoe route with some rough terrain takes in the two Munro peaks of Mullach nan Coirean and Stob Ban.

Ascent : 1200m (3940ft)
Distance : 12km (7m)
Time : 5hr

2. Mamores range hillwalking route »

The Mamores is one of the finest mountain ranges in Scotland, with 10 Munro summits scattered over crests and ridges between Glen Nevis and Glencoe. This route bags them all in one outing !

Ascent : 3400m (11150ft)
Distance : 34km (21m)
Time : 14hr

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Stob Ban from the Devil's RidgeStob Ban from the Devil's Ridge
Rocky ground above Coire Dearg, with Stob Ban beyondRocky ground above Coire Dearg, with Stob Ban beyond
On Stob Ban's western shoulderOn Stob Ban's western shoulder
Looking west along the Mamores from Stob BanLooking west along the Mamores from Stob Ban
Looking north from Stob Ban's summit to Ben NevisLooking north from Stob Ban's summit to Ben Nevis
Stob Ban from Sgurr an IubhairStob Ban from Sgurr an Iubhair


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