Ben Starav, Glas Bheinn Mhor

Summary for Ben Starav, Glas Bheinn Mhor

Ben Starav, Glas Bheinn Mhor is a route in “The Etive” region / range which is located in the Strath Orchy to Loch Leven area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a mainly circular route but there are parts where you need to retrace your footsteps

Sunrise 8:55 am
Sunset 3:35 pm
6 hours 39 minutes(s) daylight
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15 km/ 9.32 miles1420 m/ 4658.79 ft7 hours plus
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This route tackles 2 granite formed munros which rise prominently at the head of Loch Etive.

Start from the road in Glen Etive around NN13634685 , following the private road crossing over the Estate road bridge and then heading south-west past Coileiter eventualy comming to a bridge that crosses the Allt Mheuran. After crossing the bridge continue along the west bank until you reach the bottom of Ben Starav's long north eastern ridge which must be climbed and is a hard ascent. Eventually this leads onto the summit which is littered with granite boulders & slabs. From the summit to climb Glas Bheinn Mhor head south east taking the top Stob Coire Dheirg and then descend onto Bealachan Lochain Ghaineamhaich then traverce another minor top finally onto a rocky ridge before the summit. To descend head east from the summit of Glas Bheinn Mhor (don't head north as steep) until a bealach is reached and then drop down grassy slopes to the north into Coire Odhar and then follow the Allt Mheuran down on an intermittent path.
On a good day excpect views of

Route points for Ben Starav, Glas Bheinn Mhor

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN1363468579° E0.12 (0.12)From the road follow the track west towards river Etive
NN13984681161° SSE0.11 (0.23)Cross over the Estate road bridge head to Coileiter
NN14014671218° SW0.23 (0.46)Take the right hand track at the fork
NN13544598161° SSE0.21 (0.67)Bridge over Allt Mheuran
NN13604578170° S0.49 (1.16)Take the path leading up the long northern ridge of Ben Starav
NN13154467184° S0.16 (1.32)Continue along path up the northerly ridge
NN12934397223° SW0.15 (1.47)Head though crags and over a knoll
NN12694376184° S0.51 (1.98)Ascend the final part of the northern ridge onto summit
NN12494269140° SE0.27 (2.25)The summit Ben Starav - 1078 ( metres)
NN1266424765° ENE0.21 (2.46)Head long the south western ridge and over Stob Coire Dheirg satellite top
NN13054265104° ESE0.18 (2.64)Ben Starav - Stob Coire Dheirg
NN1323425991° E0.34 (2.98)Decend to col between the 2 munros
NN13794242110° ESE0.28 (3.26)From Bealachan Lochain Ghaineamhaich (766) ascend over knoll onto top
NN1445425585° E0.32 (3.58)From top decend slightly onto col then onto munro
NN1524429394° E0.39 (3.97)The summit Glas Bheinn Mhor - 997 ( metres)
NN1563428980° E0.28 (4.25)Descend north eastly leading to col
NN16244333300° WNW2.13 (6.38)From bealach beneath Stob Coir' an Albannaich descend
NN14444448333° NNW1.27 (7.65)Follow the stream back down to the path
NN13924564313° NW0.67 (8.32)Head back to the path which leads to the road
Munros covered on Ben Starav, Glas Bheinn Mhor
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
63 1078 Ben Starav Hill of rustling Ben Starav
145 997 Glas Bheinn Mhor Big green hill Glaz Vine Voar