Part of our #GuidedWinterHillwalking series: this year we will be offering several winter munro-bagging trips, taking in some classic peaks in a supportive environment, all under the leadership of a qualified Winter Mountain Leader.
Stob Ban is named for it’s white quartzite screes (and hopefully snow!) and is undisputably one of the finest peaks in the Mamores chain, if not Lochaber as a whole. Adding on the second munro of Mullach nan Coirean gives a very satisfying high level circuit of two quality munros, with good paths throughout. Once up, there is not too much reascent to the second summit, and the views north to the Ben and south to Glencoe are nothing short of stupendous. A descent into the lovely Coire Riabhaich brings us back to the road only a few hundred metres from the car park. The distances covered are not huge, so there is the opportunity to improve your winter skillset under expert tutelage.
*NOTE*: Whilst these are not instructional skills courses per se (please see our #WinterSkillsLongWeekend and #WinterSkillsWeek courses for more in-depth instruction), there will be an element of skills coaching and honing “on the hoof” (i.e: as part of the wider journey of the day).
This course would be suitable for those with limited winter walking experience, who have perhaps had some instruction but don’t feel quite ready to get out on their own just yet. Or indeed those who wish something of a refresher after some time off the hills in winter.
Group sizes are kept very low to maximise your safety, learning and enjoyment.
You will need a good level of summer hillwalking fitness and currency for this introductory/intermediate day. ⛰️/⛰️⛰️ Some winter hillwalking experience is desirable.
You will need to:
-B2-rated winter boots and compatible crampons
-walking ice axe
-suitable winter walking clothing and equipment
We can hire axes and crampons at £5.00 per item but not boots. These can be hired from various outdoor outlets, or purchased at a discounted rate from one of our affiliated retailers (Discount code provided on booking).