Stob Coire Raineach

Summary for Stob Coire Raineach

Stob Coire Raineach is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area Strath Orchy to Loch Leven as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as Glen Coe )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
925 metres / 3035 feetNN191548Stob Korrer Ran-yochPeak of the bracken filled corrie (Small shepherd of [Glen] Etive)
LocationAccess
Strath Orchy to Loch LevenNational Trust for Scotland: (Glen Coe) tel: 01855 811729
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(Scottish Gaelic: Buachaille Eite Beag), is a mountain located between Glen Coe and Glen Etive, on the edge of Rannoch Moor in the Scottish Highlands. Viewed from the south in Glen Etive it forms a twin with Buachaille Etive Mòr (the 'Great Herdsman of Etive'), from which it is separated by a bealach at a height of about 480 metres. The mountain is often known affectionately as the "wee Buachaille", which is a literal translation of its Gaelic name.

Buachaille Etive Beag forms a ridge about 3 km in length that runs in a southwest–northeast direction. It has two peaks of Munro status: Stob Dubh and Stob Coire Raineach. The latter became a Munro in the 1997 revision of Munro's Tables, in which all tops with a topographic prominence of more than 500 feet (152.4 m) were promoted to full Munro status.

The most common route on the mountain starts from the A82 at the head of Glen Coe. A cairn and a sign mark the existence of a right-of-way to Glen Etive, following the through the Lairig Eilde that separates Buachaille Etive Beag from Bidean nam Bian. This route is followed for around 1.5 km, at which point most hillwalkers simply head up the hillside to reach the bealach between the two summits, which is at a height of around 750 m. From here Stob Coire Raineach lies about 0.5 km to the northeast, whilst Stob Dubh is about 2 km to the southwest. After bagging both tops, most walkers simply descend by their route of ascent. One may also reach (and descend from) the bealach by means of the Lairig Gartain, which separates Buachaille Etive Beag, from its larger sibling, Buachaille Etive Mor.

An alternative route would be to start from Glen Etive, thus allowing for a traverse of the ridge. It should be noted that the southwest ridge is unrelentingly steep, and one would be obliged to arrange transport back to Glen Etive or walk an additional 4 km to return via the Lairig Eilde or Lairig Gartain.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Stob Coire Raineach is Thirty-Six

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Morag marked Stob Coire Raineach as bagged on Wed 17 Dec 2014
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esbcs27 marked Stob Coire Raineach as bagged on Thu 11 Jul 2013
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Scunner marked Stob Coire Raineach as bagged on Fri 07 Jun 2013
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steveford73 marked Stob Coire Raineach as bagged on Mon 20 May 2013
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Yoz marked Stob Coire Raineach as bagged on Sat 16 Feb 2013
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soc079 marked Stob Coire Raineach as bagged on Tue 27 Mar 2012
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PascalineBC marked Stob Coire Raineach as bagged on Tue 06 Dec 2011
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BMrider marked Stob Coire Raineach as bagged on Fri 21 Oct 2011
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billmyl marked Stob Coire Raineach as bagged on Fri 26 Aug 2011
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Dale Robinson marked Stob Coire Raineach as bagged on Sat 25 Jun 2011
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Godwit marked Stob Coire Raineach as bagged on Wed 26 Jan 2011
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ashog marked Stob Coire Raineach as bagged on Mon 27 Sep 2010
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Bill Campbell marked Stob Coire Raineach as bagged on Sat 11 Sep 2010
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cjmead marked Stob Coire Raineach as bagged on Sat 19 Jun 2010
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Chris Walker marked Stob Coire Raineach as bagged on Sun 28 Mar 2010