The Black Mount from Bridge of Orchy

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The Black Mount is a range of mountains stretching from Glen Orchy to Glen Coe, beside Rannoch Moor. The southern two Munros (Scottish mountains over 3,000ft) are climbed. They are mountains of great contrast, Stob a' Choire Odhair being straightforward, the ascent route following a stalking path into Coire Toaig before climbing a shoulder directly to the summit, which affords excellent views east over the vast expanse of Rannoch Moor.

The route then drops to a relatively low saddle before climbing the second Munro, Stob Ghabar, a much more exciting mountain to view and climb. A very strenuous and steep ascent is made up to the Aonach Eagach ridge (not to be confused with its more famous and notorious namesake just to the north). The ridge is then followed, with a couple of rocky steps, up to the summit, from where views stretch over to Lorn and Glen Coe.

Ben Nevis is easily identifiable to the north. The descent route drops to the Mam nan Sac before joining a good stalker's track down to Clashgour and then dropping to the 'Abhainn Shira' (River Shira) and following it back to the start.

Scotland - Central Scotland - Argyll and Bute - Munro


Mountains, Munro, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets