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Cicerone Guides: Ben Nevis and Glen Coe: 100 Walks in Lochaber

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Ronald Turnball

320 pages, col illus

Cicerone Press

Paperback | May 2007 | #167090 | ISBN-13: 9781852845025
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NHBS Price: £12.95 $16/€15 approx

About this book

Lochaber and Glencoe, next door to each other on either side of Loch Leven, offer the UK's greatest concentration of really magnificent mountains. From the Blackmount to the Grey Corries, from Ben Nevis to Buachaille Etive Mor, this is country for linking high peak to high peak along sharp and sometimes rocky ridges. Here too are low-level walks between, rather than over, these most spectacular of summits. Gentle footpaths from the Caledonian Canal to the Nevis Gorge and the birch woods of Kinlochleven are just the start. Beyond are great through-routes along empty glens by lonely bothies to the edges of Rannoch Moor. The area is notable for tent or bothy treks that are short (2-4 days), and well supplied with villages, railways and bus stops, but still serious in terms of remoteness and scenery. This book covers from the Grey Corries to Ben Cruachan, including Glen Etive and the Blackmount. The low and mid-level routes are illustrated with 1:50,000 Landranger mapping.


Contents

Introduction 'Glen Coe, Glen Coe, it's the place to go...' Oh, Sir Hugh Munro Walking conditions When to go Weather and snow conditions Safety in the mountains Maps Compass and GPS How to use this book Part 1 Fort William and Glen Nevis 1 Cow Hill and Druimarbin 2 Nevis Gorge 3 Meall Cumhann 4 Down Glen Nevis 5 Corrour Station to Glen Nevis 6 Caledonian Canal Part 2 Ben Nevis and the Aonachs 7 Ben Nevis by the Mountain Track 8 Carn Mor Dearg Arete 9 Ledge Route 10 Half Ben Nevis (CIC Hut) 11 Meall an t-Suidhe 12 Carn Mor Dearg East Ridge 13 Aonach Beag from the Back 14 Aonach Mor by Gondola and Stob an Cul Choire Part 3 Grey Corries and Spean Bridge Summit Summary: Grey Corries 15 Grey Corries Ridge 16 Coire an Eoin 17 Stob Coire Easain North Ridge 18 Stob Coire Claurigh North Ridge 19 Cul Coirean 20 Lairig Leacach and Lochan Rath 21 Lairig Leacach to Stob Ban 22 Meanach Bothy to Stob Ban 23 The Innses 24 Lairig Leacach: Corrour to Spean Bridge Part 4 Mamores Summit Summary: Mamores 25 Mamores Main Ridge Eastbound 25A Bodach Bypass: Eastbound 26 Mullach nan Coirean North Ridge 27 Stob Ban North Ridge 28 Coire Mhusgain 29 Sgurr a' Mhaim and Devil's Ridge 29A Escaping the Devil 30 Gearanach and Garbhanach 31 Escape from Coire a' Mhail 32 Round the Back to Binnein Mor 33 Sgurr Eilde Beag to Binnein Mor 34 Coire na Ba to Stob Coire a' Chairn 35 Am Bodach East Corrie 36 Sgurr an Fhuarain: Descent 37 Coire na h-Eirghe 38 Mamores Main Ridge Westbound 38A Bodach Bypass: Westbound 39 Ring of Steall 40 The Back of the Binneins Part 5 Kinlochleven 41 Mam na Gualainn 42 Kinlochleven's Pipeline Path 43 Blackwater Dam 44 The Back of the Blackwater 45 Loch Eilde Mor to Lairig Leacach 46 Gleann Iolairean or Leum Uilleim to Corrour Part 6 Glen Coe 47 The Thunderbolt: Beinn a' Bheithir 48 Meall Lighiche and Sgor na h-Ulaidh 49 Signal Rock 50 Hospital Lochan 51 Pap of Glencoe 52 Aonach Eagach 53 Am Bodach and the End of the Aonach Eagach 54 Buachaille Etive Beag 55 The Big Buachaille 56 Round Buachaille Beag: the Two Passes 57 Beinn a' Chrulaiste 58 The Lost Valley Visit Part 7 Bidean nam Bian Summit Summary: Bidean nam Bian 59 Coire nam Beitheach to Stob Coire nam Beith 60 East Coire nam Beitheach 61 Aonach Dubh to Stob Coire nan Lochan 62 Stob Coire nan Lochan Northeast Ridge 63 Gearr Aonach by the Zigzags 64 The Lost Valley 65 Beinn Fhada 66 Stob Coire Sgreamhach from Lairig Eilde 67 Dalness Waterfall Way 68 Beinn Maol Chaluim 69 Old Glencoe Road Part 8 Glen Etive 70 Beinn Sgulaird 71 Beinn Fhionnlaidh 72 Beinn Trilleachan 73 Ben Starav 74 The Back of Starav 75 Glas Bheinn Mhor 76 Stob Coir' an Albannaich and Meall nan Eun 77 Loch Etive Linear Part 9 Black Mount Summit Summary: Black Mount 78 Stob Ghabhar by Mam nan Sac 79 Stob Ghabhar South Ridge 80 Coirein Lochain of Stob Ghabhar 81 Stob a' Choire Odhair to Stob Ghabhar 82 Meall a' Bhuiridh to Creise 83 Sron na Creise 84 Beinn Mhic Chasgaig 85 The Black Mount Traverse: Northbound 86 The Black Mount Traverse: Southbound 87 Beinn Ceitlein to Black Mount 88 Beinn nan Aighenan 89 Glen Kinglass Part 10 Ben Cruachan and Oban Summit Summary: Ben Cruachan 90 Cruachan Horseshoe 91 Meall Cuanail 92 Beinn a' Bhuiridh add-on 92A Descent North from Beinn a' Bhuiridh 93 Cruachan Ridge in Reverse 94 Dalmally Horseshoe 95 Stob Garbh Southeast Ridge 96 Drochaid Ghlas Northeast Ridge 97 Cruachan Reservoir 98 Eunuch and Cockle 99 Kerrera Island 100 Beinn Lora The Long Routes West Highland Way Through Routes The Three Ridges Appendices Appendix 1: Access (in particular during the deer-stalking season) Appendix 2: Information and Accommodation Appendix 3: Further Reading

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Biography

Ronald Turnbull lives close to the Carsphairn and Lowther Hills. He was one of the first people to walk the Southern Upland Way. He is a runner as well as a walker, and in 1986 was awarded the Long Distance Trophy of the Fell Running Association for a non-stop journey over the 148 Hills of Southern Scotland. Outside the Southern Upland he walks, climbs runs and writes about the Highlands and sometimes England.

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