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Monday, 3 May 2010

North Ridge of Stob Ban, 3rd May 2010

The weather continued to be glorious in the Highlands, so after our scrambling/climbing day yesterday, we decided to head for Stob Ban at 999m (the one south of the Ben). We parked by the bridge in Glen Nevis and struggled over wet, boggy ground for a good kilometere and a half before the ridge began proper and the ground became better underfoot. The route up to the summit is in parts easy grade I ground, before heading back north for a few hundred metres and then west along the rim of Corries, "an Lochan" and "Dearg" towards Mullach nan Coirean at 939m. The return leg was then north east down the broad ridge that leads back down to Glen Nevis and onto the forest tracks. 

Stob Ban high high on the right with Coire Mhusgain down to the left.

Looking north to the south side of Ben Nevis as we headed up the broad north ridge of Stob Ban.

Heading west to Mullach nan Coirean, with the view of Stob Ban in profile with it's scrambly fore-summit behind us and Sgurr a Mhaim behind that.

Our route west along the rim of Coire Dearg all the way round to Mullach nan Coirean and the way down (on the right) back to Glen Nevis.

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