Mamores ridge & Ring o'Steall

Routes including Munros Sgurr a'Mhaim and Binnein Mor

The Mamores ridge is one of the finest mountain ranges in Scotland, with 10 munros compacted into 34km. It is perfectly possible for hill runners and most fit hillwalkers to bag all the Mamores peaks in one day. Some people will say that doing this will not do the range justice - pah to that ! However splitting the range into more manageable chunks gives the chance to experience the Ring O'Steall in its entirety - a superb high-level circuit involving some rock-scrambling.

Main route summary

The peaks are all linked in one long chain with three deviations for the outlying summits of Sgurr a'Mhaim, An Gearanach and Sgurr Eilde Mor. Once up onto the ridge, the views change continuously and the Munro summits all have different characters. It is only to the end of the route that there any significant drops or re-ascents.

Much of the route is done following paths, and several stalkers tracks lead up to the ridge from various starting points in Glen Nevis to the north and Kinlochleven and the West Highland Way to the south.

Munros Mullach nan Coirean (939m, Munro 234)
Stob Ban (999m, Munro 138)
Sgurr an Iubhair (1001m, ex-Munro)
Sgurr a'Mhaim (1099m, Munro 51)
Am Bodach (1032m, Munro 99)
Stob Coire a'Chairn (981m, Munro 169)
An Gearanach (982m, Munro 166)
Na Grugaichean (1056m, Munro 74)
Binnein Mor (1130m, Munro 28)
Sgurr Eilde Mor (1010m, Munro 120)
Binnein Beag (943m, Munro 230)
Corbetts Glas Bheinn* (792m)
 *See 'Alternative Routes' below
Ascent 3400m (11,150ft)
Distance       34km (21m)
Time walk : 14hr*, run : 8:15hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Achriabhach in Glen Nevis
(grid ref : NN142684)


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Mullach nan Coirean : 'summit of the coires'
Stob Ban : 'white peak'
Sgurr an Iubhair : 'peak of the yew'
Sgurr a'Mhaim : 'peak of the large rounded hill'
Am Bodach : 'the old man'
Stob Coire a'Chairn : 'peak of the coire of the cairn'
An Gearanach : 'the complainer'
Na Grugaichean : 'the maidens'
Binnein Mor : 'big peak'
Sgurr Eilde Mor : 'big peak of the hind'
Binnein Beag : 'small peak'
Glas Bheinn : 'greenish-grey hill'

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