Stob Coire Sgriodain & Chno Dearg

Glen Spean

Start Point: Carpark
Grid Reference: OS sheet 41, GR350783
Time: 5 - 7 hours (ie. rompers - botanists)
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Introduction

These 2 hills can be walked either in winter or summer, and with their north facing slopes they hold snow anually into summer. A full session of rucksack/bivvy sliding was enjoyed by all present, particularly in the descent of Chno Dearg.

A cool descent from Chno Dearg
   
My first ascent of these hills was in typical Scottish weather - rain, low cloud, wind... I could go on to thunderstorms and earthquakes - however this time around I benefitted from brilliant sunshine from start to finish... just look at the photos if you dont believe me.
 
Looking out to Creag Meagaidh

Route

  • Leave the carpark (Multimap) and cross River Treig walking past the few houses that is Fersit. Follow this path for ~200m before heading south and starting the first couple of kilometres of dodgy terrain which gradually steepens to form Sron na Garbh-bheinne.
  • Continue south past the junction of Allt Chaorach Beag and Allt Fhearghais GR760362 before veering SW to tackle the shoulder of Sron na Garbh-bheinne. From this point there are superb views along the full length of Loch Treig.
   
  • Once on the ridge continue south to the summit of Stob Coire Sgriodain (979m, GR357744). This point offers great views of the Mamores, the Grey Corries and Glencoe to the south west.... as long as the weather is kind of course.
  • From the summit head south, SE then East to the western flanks of Chno Dearg. From the col it's a quick ascent NE to the summit of the second munro Chno Dearg (1046m, GR 741378).
Loch Treig, Glencoe and the Mamores in the background
   
  • From the summit it's all down hill (obviously!) and teflon coated waterproofs help give a more rapid descent than a freshly waxed pair of skis.... providing there's some snow on the hill of course. Continue NWN down the heathery slopes to the carpark at Fersit

 

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