Geo-Trips :: A climb up Stob Poite Coire Ardair

Creag Meagaidh

A walk from Aberarder, Sat, 30 Apr 2005 by Nigel Brown

Stob Poite Coire Ardair is the middle one of the Creag Meagaidh massif's three Munro summit, and the one I had left to climb when I set out from the car park at Aberarder, on a fine fresh spring day. A steady stroll took me up into Coire Ardair and round to the superb Lochan a' Coire at its head, a now familiar route.

From here a fairly steep, but not too difficult, climb following a faint path took me up to the distinctive notch of the Window, a narrow defile which separates the Stob from the main bulk of Craig Meagaidh. Once through the Window it was easy to double back east to the summit.

Views from here are extensive, and in places dramatic. It was a nice change from my previous trip, to climb Creag Meagaidh herself, when from the Window onwards it was all thick cloud.

I munched my butties while enjoying the views and the conditions, then set off back the way I'd come.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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NN4388 : Heading for the Window by Nigel Brown
Heading for the Window

NN4388 : Coire Ardair by Nigel Brown
Coire Ardair
Looking down from the Window.

NN4388 : Coire Ardair by Nigel Brown
Coire Ardair
Looking from east of the summit of Stob Poite Coire Ardair, down to Lochan a'... more

NN4288 : The summit of Stob Poite Coire Ardair by Nigel Brown
The summit of Stob Poite Coire Ardair
Looking past the cairn along the almost level ridge to Stob Poite Coire Ardair's... more

NN4288 : View south west from Stob Poite Coire Ardair by Nigel Brown
View south west from Stob Poite Coire Ardair
Taken from the west ridge of Stob Poite Coire Ardair. Nearby is the top of the... more

NN4288 : Above the Window by Nigel Brown
Above the Window
Looking across the cleft, from the slopes leading up to Stob Poite Coire Ardair. A... more

NN4288 : The Creag Meagaidh plateau by Nigel Brown
The Creag Meagaidh plateau
Looking across the Window from Stob Poite Coire Ardair to the slopes leading up to... more

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