Stob Dearg is one of the best known mountains in Scotland. This route is referred to as the "tourist route" by rock climbers and scramblers and is a 7km ridge walk which covers 4 summits. The traverse of the four summits starts from Altnafeadh by the busy A82 road by following the obvious track which leads over the River Coupall and passing the climbers hut taking the right fork. Continue along this path ascending slowly up into Coire na Tuilaich and at around 700m you hit a scree filled gully which can be climbed up directly with some simple scrambling higher up. Eventually a wide col one the main ridge is reached head east over pink boulders to reach the summit. From the summit of Stob Dearg head back along the ridge on a very obvious path taking in Stob na Doire, Stob Coire Altruim & Stob na Broige. From here return back along the ridge to Stob Coire Altruim. The descend is from the bealach between Stob Coire Altruim & Stob na Doire where great care is needed as it is extremely steep. Eventually you'll end up at Easan Fhir Mhoir where you can return to the start point on the road. There are great views from the summit of Stob Dearg all across Rannoch Moor but also Ben Nevis, The Aonachs, The Grey Corries and numerous other hills.]]> 290 Trail Head 275 Bridge 290 Waypoint 330 Dot 370 Dot 400 Dot 580 Waypoint 800 Waypoint 860 Waypoint 1000 Dot 1021 Glen Coe & Glen Etive with the River Etive & River Coupall bounding it's edges. Stob Dearg's summit peak on the north end presents to Rannoch Moor with the appearance of a broken black symmetrical cone and rises almost directly from the moorland below. This clean pointed wall of rhyolite rock makes it one of the most recognisable peaks in the Highlands of Scotland and is best viewed on the A82 around NN245550 where there's a lay-by. The Buachaille Etive Mòr is an elongated 8km(5m) ridge running north-eastern to south westerly which contains the four peaks Stob Dearg (1022m), Stob na doire (1011m), Stob na Broige (956m & Stob Coire Altrum (941m). Usual access is from A82 road at Altnafeadh NN220563 where there's an obvious path which leads up Coire na Tulaich eventually leading to a steep slope of scree which needs to scrambled up which gives access to the ridge and the 4 summits. Alternatively access can be had from the Glen Etive by getting onto the ridge by climbing Stob na Broige. Stob Dearg with it's pyramidal front end offers splenid view over Rannoch Moor but also Ben Nevis, The Aonachs, The Grey Corries and numerous other hills. ]]> Summit 1000 Waypoint 860 Dot 902 Waypoint 850 Dot 870 Waypoint 860 Dot 930 Dot 1011 Stob Dearg. The peak is steep and craggy on the north west overlooking the Lairig Gartain but can be accessed easily via Glen Etive by long grassy slopes.]]> Waypoint 810 Dot 860 Dot 941 Dot 900 Waypoint 956 Glen Coe & Glen Etive with the River Etive & River Coupall bounding it's edges. The Buachaille Etive Mòr is an elongated 8km(5m) ridge running north-eastern to south westerly which contains the four peaks Stob Dearg (1022m), Stob na doire (1011m), Stob na Broige 956m) & Stob Coire Altrum (941m). Stob na Broige summit point is situated on the south west of the ridge and is marked with a summit carn and shelter built from local granites. It overlooks Glen Etive on the south and the glen Lairig Gartain on the north. This munro is often overlooked as it lives in the shadow of it's more famous munro Stob Dearg that lies on the south east of the ridge. Usual access is from NN206513 just to the north of Eas an Fhir Mhoir where the ascent is up very steep grass and scree onto the top Stob Coire Altruim then south west along the ridge to reach the summit. Alternatively the summit can be climbed by traversing the whole Buachaille Etive Mòr Ridge starting from Altnafeadh NN220563 where there's an obvious path which leads up Coire na Tulaich eventually leading to a steep slope of scree which needs to scrambled up which gives access to the ridge and the 4 summits. From the summit the best views on a clear day are to the south east to hills of the black mount & to the south west to Ben Starav the highest of Etive Munros and Loch Etive in the distance.]]> Summit 900 Dot 941 Stob na Broige. The peak is steep and craggy on the north west overlooking the Lairig Gartain but can be accessed easily via Glen Etive by long grassy slopes.]]> Waypoint 860 Waypoint 650 Waypoint 150 Trail Head 290 Trail Head 275 Bridge 290 Waypoint 330 Dot 370 Dot 400 Dot 580 Waypoint 800 Waypoint 860 Waypoint 1000 Dot 1021 Glen Coe & Glen Etive with the River Etive & River Coupall bounding it's edges. Stob Dearg's summit peak on the north end presents to Rannoch Moor with the appearance of a broken black symmetrical cone and rises almost directly from the moorland below. This clean pointed wall of rhyolite rock makes it one of the most recognisable peaks in the Highlands of Scotland and is best viewed on the A82 around NN245550 where there's a lay-by. The Buachaille Etive Mòr is an elongated 8km(5m) ridge running north-eastern to south westerly which contains the four peaks Stob Dearg (1022m), Stob na doire (1011m), Stob na Broige (956m & Stob Coire Altrum (941m). Usual access is from A82 road at Altnafeadh NN220563 where there's an obvious path which leads up Coire na Tulaich eventually leading to a steep slope of scree which needs to scrambled up which gives access to the ridge and the 4 summits. Alternatively access can be had from the Glen Etive by getting onto the ridge by climbing Stob na Broige. Stob Dearg with it's pyramidal front end offers splenid view over Rannoch Moor but also Ben Nevis, The Aonachs, The Grey Corries and numerous other hills. ]]> Summit 1000 Waypoint 860 Dot 902 Waypoint 850 Dot 870 Waypoint 860 Dot 930 Dot 1011 Stob Dearg. The peak is steep and craggy on the north west overlooking the Lairig Gartain but can be accessed easily via Glen Etive by long grassy slopes.]]> Waypoint 810 Dot 860 Dot 941 Dot 900 Waypoint 956 Glen Coe & Glen Etive with the River Etive & River Coupall bounding it's edges. The Buachaille Etive Mòr is an elongated 8km(5m) ridge running north-eastern to south westerly which contains the four peaks Stob Dearg (1022m), Stob na doire (1011m), Stob na Broige 956m) & Stob Coire Altrum (941m). Stob na Broige summit point is situated on the south west of the ridge and is marked with a summit carn and shelter built from local granites. It overlooks Glen Etive on the south and the glen Lairig Gartain on the north. This munro is often overlooked as it lives in the shadow of it's more famous munro Stob Dearg that lies on the south east of the ridge. Usual access is from NN206513 just to the north of Eas an Fhir Mhoir where the ascent is up very steep grass and scree onto the top Stob Coire Altruim then south west along the ridge to reach the summit. Alternatively the summit can be climbed by traversing the whole Buachaille Etive Mòr Ridge starting from Altnafeadh NN220563 where there's an obvious path which leads up Coire na Tulaich eventually leading to a steep slope of scree which needs to scrambled up which gives access to the ridge and the 4 summits. From the summit the best views on a clear day are to the south east to hills of the black mount & to the south west to Ben Starav the highest of Etive Munros and Loch Etive in the distance.]]> Summit 900 Dot 941 Stob na Broige. The peak is steep and craggy on the north west overlooking the Lairig Gartain but can be accessed easily via Glen Etive by long grassy slopes.]]> Waypoint 860 Waypoint 650 Waypoint 150 Trail Head