The Grey Corries, 1177m

Date: 19/6/82

Tops and Munros

Companions: with Anne, and Mary and Conan Fischer

  • Stob Coire na Gaibhre (T) 958m
  • Stob Coire na Ceannain (T) 1123m
  • Stob Choire Claurigh (M) 1177m
  • Stob a' Choire Leith (T) 1105m
  • Stob Coire Cath na Sine (T) 1079m
  • Caisteal (T) 1106m
  • Stob Coire an Laoigh (M) 1116m
  • Stob Coire Easain (T) 1080m
  • Beinn na Socaich (T) 1007m

Distance: 20km

Climbing: 1350m

Time: 9 hours

Weather: warm day, sunshine and clouds

Munro Tally: M36-37, T48-56

I can't remeber much detail about this walk at all, except that it was a superb ridge walk. The photographs below give some idea of the rough terrrain. There are very few places in Scotland where you can cover 9 Munro tops with so little intervening drop.

The eastern outlier (Stob ban) and the western outliers (Sgurr Choinnich Mor and Beag) were left to other days, although Conan went on to Sgurr Choinnich.

Stob Ban

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The conspicuously white quartzite top of Stob Ban to the south east of the Grey Corries ridge.


Caisteal >>

The dramatic cliffs of Caisteal from the east


Grey Corries ridge

Looking west along the Grey Corries ridge from Stob Coire Claurigh, with Aonach Mor, Aonach Beag and Ben Nevis in the distance.

Grey Corries ridge

Lochaber Light Railway

After an initial steep climb on to Stob Coire na Gaibhre (where Mary decided to turn back), the next 10km was a wonderful high level walkway. We eventually descended north from Beinn na Socaich into the forest. The (now disused) Lochaber Light railway made a good and interesting return route to the car - including a walk across this trestle bridge.

map of route

To see an OS 1:50000 map centred on Stob Choire Claurigh (east end of ridge, click here


To see an OS 1:50000 map centred on Stob Coire an Laoigh (west end of ridge, click here


To see a road map of the area around this mountain, click here

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