Stob a’Choire Odhair & Stob Ghabhar
Two dramatic Munros and a fine ridge on the Black Mountain range. From the car park just short of Victoria Bridge the route goes along Abhairn Shira river to the mountain hut, then along the right side of Allt Toaig burn before climbing the zig zag path up southern spur to the summit of Stob a’ Choire Odhair (945m). The view from our first summit shows the wid expanse of Rannoch Moor to the east, Bridge of Orchy in the south and the southern Glen Coe hills in the north. The route then goes east to the summit of Aonach Eagach (991m) before traversing the ridge in a north westerly direction to the summit of Stob Ghabhar (1090m). The descent is back to the waterfalls east of Allt Toaig and then back to Victoria Bridge.
Start and return to car park south of Victoria Bridge. This is a demanding day requiring stamina and a good head for heights. Full hill walking gear including boots, waterproof jacket and over trousers, hat, gloves, spare fleece, packed lunch and spare food and water.
For Medium, Hard and Extra Hard walks we ask walkers to make sure they have full hillwalking gear, by which we mean definitely the following: Boots, warm clothing, warm/quick drying trousers (not denim jeans), waterproof jacket and over trousers, rucsac, hat, gloves, spare fleece, packed lunch, spare food and drink, small personal first aid kit including any medications, mobile phone, headtorch, and bivvy bag if you have one, and possibly also these other items, depending on personal preference: Gaiters, rucsac cover, walking poles, spare socks, map, compass, GPS, lipsalve, camera.
The nature of hill walking potentially involves leaders or other participants in providing close assistance to others. For everybody’s protection those people classified as ‘vulnerable adults’ or young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an appropriate carer or responsible adult. No special arrangements are available to provide independent supervision for vulnerable people, and the accompanying carer takes full responsibility for them. The carer or parent is best placed to judge the capability of their charges.
We do ask that you only bring children on a walk if you are confident that they will be able to complete it comfortably. At all times, children must be accompanied by an appropriate adult who must take full responsibility for them.
3. Lower age limits.
No children under the age of 16 are allowed on Extra Hard or Hard walks. Children over the age of 12 are permitted on Medium and Easy walks provided that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.
In common with other similar events and in consideration for others, dogs are not allowed (guide dogs excepted).
Please do not smoke on walks, out of consideration to others.