5th November, 2015
A long and challenging classic ridge walk with a feeling of remoteness. It's often done as a linear route but the circular walk described here is good if you only have one car.
This walk can be done as one very long day or split into two days with a night in the Lairig Leacach bothy. For those who are not too broken from the Grey Corries, this bothy would also make a good base from which to launch an attack on Cruach Innse (to the North) and Sgurr Innse (North east), or even another big day across the Mamores on the southern side of Glen Nevis.
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Distance: 16.55 miles (26.63 km)
Total ascent: 1,941m
Steepest Gradient: 49% (1 in 2)
Time: 8 – 36 hours (Walking)
SummitsSgurr Choinnich Mor - Sgurr Choinnich Beag 959 m
Sgurr Choinnich Mor 1094 m
Stob Coire an Laoigh - Stob Coire Easain 1078 m
Stob Coire an Laoigh 1116 m
Stob Coire an Laoigh - Caisteal 1106 m
Stob Coire an Laoigh - Stob Coire Cath na Sine 1079 m
Stob Choire Claurigh - Stob a' Choire Leith 1105 m
Stob Choire Claurigh 1177 m
Stob Ban 977 m
Car park at the end of Glen Nevis, NN167691
Classic ridge walking, stony underfoot and quite narrow in places but with no scrambling to speak of.
Good at any time of year though much easier when cloud free. In winter conditions there may be cornices, narrow snow crests and some potentially quite treacherous ground if it's icy.
Weather and Hill Conditions: SAIS: Lochaber – mwis: Northwest Highlands – Met Office: West Highlands
OS Explorer 392 (1:25,000), OS Explorer 399 (1:25,000), Harvey/BMC Ben Nevis (1:40,000), OS Landranger 41 (1:50,000) Directory Listings:
Fort William (0845 22 55 121); Spean Bridge (0845 22 55 121); Ballachulish (08452 255 121)