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Stob Coire an Laoigh


Quick Facts
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.
1116 m (3661 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).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
38 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
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.
Peak of the corrie of the calf

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.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  41   Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe

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

Stob Coire an Laoigh is located in the middle of the Grey Corries Ridge. It has a triangular summit and slopes of boulder and scree, with some crags.

There are three ridges, the NE ridge connects to Caisteal (1106m) and the NW to Stob Coire Easain (1080), from where easy slopes lead over Beinn na Socaich down to Coire Choimlidh and the third ridge SE leads to Glen Nevis which offers an alternative ascent route.

Hazards you may encounter on Stob Coire an Laoigh include
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
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
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Aonach Beag
by Metcheck
Stob Coire an Laoigh Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Stob Coire an Laoigh.

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 Routes that include Stob Coire an Laoigh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1580 m 23.84 km 7.5 hrs Stob Choire Claurigh, Stob Coire an Laoigh and Sgurr Choinnich Mor  A fairly long day with some exposure on the ridges. The Grey Corries are a classic ridge walk on rocky terrain, with excellent views of the Aonachs, with Carn mor Dearg and Ben Nevis behind, plus the Easains and the Mamores.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Stob Coire an Laoigh

 Baggers Gallery for Stob Coire an Laoigh

Lynda at summit Stob Coire an Laoigh with the fantastic Grey Corries ridge behind - great walk!! (11th Sept 2010)

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands

Scott at summit of Stob Coire an Laoigh (Sguur Choinnich Mor behind) - 11th Sept 2010

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands

Me and a knackered Fernie on the summit of Stob Coire an Laoigh with Stob Choire Claurigh in the background 23rd July 2010.

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge

On summit with Aonach Mor ,Aonach Beag and Ben Nevis in background,17/10/09.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson
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