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Stob Binnein


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This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
1165 m (3822 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

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18 of 282 Munros
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Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Conical peak

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

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  51   Loch Tay & Glen Dochart
  57   Stirling & The Trossachs

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Stob Binnein has a pointed summit at the N of a 3km long sloping ridge which terminates to the S at Stob Invercarnaig overlooking the Braes of Balquidder.

To the N Stob Binnein joins Ben More at Bealach-eadar-dha Beinn giving an access route from Ben More, Benmore Glen to the N and Inverlochlarig Glen to the S.

SSE of the Stob Binnein summit is a minor top, Stob Coire an Lochain (1068m), to the E of which is a broad Bealach from where ridges run NE and SE. The SE ridge gives an alternative descent to the S.

The main route from the S is straight up Stob Invercarnaig for a long easy walk to the summit.

Hazards you may encounter on Stob Binnein include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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West Highlands
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West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Oss
by Metcheck
Stob Binnein Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Stob Binnein.

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 Routes that include Stob Binnein
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1347 m 9.32 km 4.5 hrs Ben More [Crianlarich] and Stob Binnein  Initial ascent is unrelenting on continuous steep grass slope, but more pleasant once you have reached the first summit. This is the shortest but not the best route for these mountains.  
2 1564 m 14.53 km 5.5 hrs Ben More [Crianlarich] and Stob Binnein  The initial steep ascent on grass, leads to an excellent high level walk on a gentle inclines to the summit of Stob Binnein. The descent and subsequent ascent of Ben More are on easy slopes.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Stob Binnein

 Baggers Gallery for Stob Binnein

My final Munro. After our hugely successful Easter Cairngorms trip we still had one days holiday left! We starting at midday we took a slow amble up this in beautiful warm sunshine. I'm second from the right.

© David Harbottle

Image by David Harbottle

Me and Val at the summit July '13

© Claire Cassidy

Image by Claire Cassidy

Me taking shelter on the way to the top of Stob Binnien 31/01.2012

© Alexander McMillan

Image by Alexander McMillan

Kenny, Paul, Ged & Leanne with Bob in front - Stob Binnein summit 24/3/12

© Ged Rhynd

Image by Ged Rhynd
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Stob Binnein
by Michael Hill
Stob Binnein
by Mark Rudzinski
Stob Binnein and Ben More [Crianlarich]
by William McGilvray
Ben More [Crianlarich] and Stob Binnein
by Craig Cameron
Ben More [Crianlarich] and Stob Binnein
by Geert Gritter
Ben More [Crianlarich] and Stob Binnein
by Nico Boxhoorn
Ben More [Crianlarich] and Stob Binnein
by Craig Walker
Ben More [Crianlarich] and Stob Binnein
by Brendan Waters
Ben More [Crianlarich] and Stob Binnein
by Kenny Mcneill

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Sc Joss
wrote on
September 23, 2009
If ascending these from Ben More farm the path is quite tricky to find. look out for a small cairn after the last bend on the track before it begins to descend. even if you spot this, you'll still struggle to find much of a path until higher up. It's an unrelenting climb! If you have the time take the more gradual ascent from Balquhidder side!
Gavin Poole
wrote on
July 24, 2009
Climbed Ben More & Stob Binnein on the 17/07/09 with Stu. These were our biggest 2 Munros to date & were hoping for some great summit views. We found the path up Ben more fairly quickly & began the long slog to the top enjoying some spectacular views (unfortunatley not at the summit!). It was a fairly simple descent to the beleach & a quick ascent up Stob Binnein and again into the clouds! The descent from the beleach was a wee bit boggy, but that was nothing compared to the sight of the clouds parting & the sun splitting the sky! Typical! Still, a great day was had.
Bruce Donachie
wrote on
May 8, 2009
Yes, approach along the ridge from the south, did go on a little bit, but was made more interesting by the weather which became a blizzard on summiting. At the risk of offending anybody, or seeming ghoulish,there is a memorial stone at the foot of the wall by the style at Ardcarnaig carpark dedicated to a Stephen Ferri who died (07?) on Stob Binnein. Anybody know what happened?
Bruce Sloan
wrote on
October 30, 2008
Climbed on Wednesday 29 October 2008 Nice start to the day from Inverlochlarig but no sun. Fair scramble up wet slopes/path. Once up on top ridge the lovely clear day turned extremely misty. Lots of nice thick snow, but it was so cold that my bottled juice had turned to slush. I'm glad the thermals were on. I nearly fell a good few times. Have to get myself crampons and ice pick. Got some nice photos. Could not see 10 feet, let alone Ben More. Returned by same route. My knees where tweaking on the steep descent. Ben More will have to be climbed another day.
Liam O'Hagan
wrote on
March 17, 2008
Started the ascent from Inverlochlairg and immediately felt the pressure, its a tough vertical approach to the top of Stob Invercarnaig which seriously kicked my butt. The walking got a little easier after the initial 800 or so meters with the final 50 or so meters the only concerning point, this part of the hill was very icy and without crampons or axe was pretty frightening, the first 100 meters of the descent on the north side was also pretty icy until the Bealach which offered a fairly gentle descent to Inverlochairg Glen and a 7 or 8k walk back to the car park in stunning sunshine.

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