Coire nam Beith to Stob Coire nam Beith

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Glen Coe, Scotland, Europe
Route Type:
Basic Snow
Time Required:
Most of a day
Strenuous walk, with easy snow climb

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Coire nam Beith to Stob Coire nam Beith
Created On: Jan 26, 2002
Last Edited On: Jan 26, 2002


Start from the Car Park at the turnoff for the Clachaig Inn from the A82. See information on main page for info on A82

Route Description

Follow the obvious path up into Coire nam Beith, there is some easy scrambling along the way. Follow the path on the West side of the Burn coming down from Coire nam Beith. At about 520m two streams meet, there is a choice of routes here, but continue SSW up steepening slopes of Grass, boulders and scree (easy snow slope in winter) to reach the main ridge of the mountain. Follow the path along the ridge to the peak of Stob Coire nam Beith and then along to Bidean nam Bian.
To descend follow the ridge down from the summit (beware of cornices in winter) to a col at the lowest point in the ridge between the two munros. A route descends down into the lost valley from this point. However it may not be possible to descend into the lost valley if the snow is not stable.
We chose to continue onto the second munro up the easy ridge, from here we descended onto Beinn Fhada, this involved some easy scrambling. Below a small buttress we descended into Lairig Elide. We did this in April when there was still enough snow cover to glissade (see photo). Once into the corrie keep reasonably high to the left hand side (as you descend) of the corrie as it is not safe to follow the stream due to steep cliffs. Keep to the West side of the stream in Lairig Elide and you should meet a path as you descend towards Glen Coe. Follow this until you reach the A 82

Essential Gear

In winter even the easiest routes require a Walking Ice Axe and Crampons with front points. You should also have some knowledge of how to descend a snow slope. A rope will offer security in some points, but the neccessity of the rope is down to the experience and confidence of the party.

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Coire nam Beith to Stob Coire nam Beith

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