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The Mamores

Thursday 11th - Sunday 14th April 2024

About the event:

Where are the Mamores?

The Mamores sit the other side of Glen Nevis from Ben Nevis. Glen Nevis is perhaps the most visited Glen in Scotland because Ben Nevis (tourist track) sets off from there. The 'usual' walkers route however is utterly tedious, bland and shows nothing of the epic North Face of Ben Nevis.

However, it does give incredible views across to the Aonachs and Grey Corries (continuing the north side ridge of Glen Nevis) and the Mammores forming the southern boundary to Glen Nevis. Almost every mountain you can see from the summit of Ben Nevis is a far more worthy outing than the 'usual track' that most come to trudge. The western Mamores Munros of Stob Ban and Sgurr a' Mhaim sit at the head of Glen Nevis. Two pointed summits that captivate the attention far more than the grassy wall of Ben Nevis!

About this trip:

We'll take 4 days to climb all 10 of the Mammores Munros including the infamous Ring of Steall. The plan is weather dependent. We may change the order! But you are welcome to join us for any particular circuit over one, two, three or all four days. Although it is possible to do all 10 in a long walking day or fell running, we may well encounter late winter snow in April and daylight hours means it'll be better to take each day more gently rather than push ourselves too much.

Day 1 - The Far Eastern group

Binnein Beag (943m / 3,094ft)

Sgurr Eilde Mor (1,010m / 3,314ft)

Approximate stats: Distance 18km (11 miles) with 1.300m (4,000ft) ascent

Day 2 - The Big'uns

Na Gruagaichean (1,056m / 3,465ft)

Binnein Mor (1,130m / 3,707ft)

Approximate stats: Distance 18km (11 miles) with 1.300m (4,000ft) ascent

Day 3 - The Ring of Steall

Sgurr a Mhaim (1,099m / 3,606ft)

Am Bodach (1,032m / 3,386ft)

Stob Choire a' Chairn (981m / 3,218ft)

An Gearanach (982m / 3,222ft)

Approximate stats: Distance 15km (9 miles) with 1,750m (5,740ft) ascent

Day 4 - Western Pair

Mullach nan Coirean (939m / 3,081ft)

Stob Ban (999m / 3,277ft)

Approximate stats: Distance 12km (7 miles) with 1,200m (3,940ft) ascent

If there is some late winter snow! I can lend out an ice axe and crampons if this is the case. You are welcome to bring your own if you have them. Any instruction will be given. Please Note: If you are signing up for one or two of the days, we can't guarantee which days we'll attempt them on as that will be weather dependent. We'll only really know a day or so beforehand so please be prepared to be flexible!

Meeting Point:

We'll meet at 0800 each day. To see the start points in Google Maps please click on the links which will open in a new tab

For the Binneins and eastern Mammores we meet at the Grey Mares Waterfall Car Park in Kinlochleven

For the Ring of Steall we will meet at the far end of Glen Nevis to leave a few cars. We then drive a few km back along the road to the Lower Falls Car Park. We start the Ring of Steall and Mullach/Stob Ban walks from here.


There is some scrambling on the Ring of Steall You'll need a head for heights as there are some narrow sections and there is the infamous Steall Bridge to cross (three wires!). These are tough Munros with some very steep ascents and descents on loose scree.


Very good level of hill fitness and experience of repeated ascent and descent.


The four days costs just £300 with discounts for booking more than one person. A single day costs £90. If you'd like to come for two of the days please select the single day ticket when booking and get two tickets.


I can take a maximum of 8