Of the great Munro summits of Glencoe, the Buachaille Etive Beag’s Stob Coire Raineach is among the easiest to conquer in the region. Overshadowed in terms of wow factor by the Buachaille Etive Mor’s show stopping Stob Dearg peak, Stob Coire Raineach is a mighty sight in its own right and rewards with sensational views.
Most adventures to Stob Coire Raineach begin from the Pass of Glencoe and make for the bealach between the summit and the neighbouring Munro of Stob Dubh at the southwestern end of the Buachaille Etive Beag ridge. However, it is also possible to approach from Glen Etive, where the two Buachailles take on a whole different appearance.
The view from the summit is astonishing, particularly to the west where the muscular ridges and complex buttresses of the Bidean Massif vie against the notched wall of the Aonach Eagach ridge. This is one of Scotland’s premier hiking regions, so there’s plenty of accommodation nearby.
Stob Corie Raineach is the lower of two Munro summits on the Buachaille Etive Beag. It's a fine peak that stands proud above the A82 into Glen Coe. The fastest ascent route starts from the car park at the head of Lairig Eilde, while it can also be ascended from Altnafeadh.
The summit is a wonderful perch for gazing out across the Aonach Eagach's intimidating ridge to the northwest. Closer at hand is the huge Bidean Massif, an unforgettable sight.
October 13, 2022
The views along the entire Buachille Etive Beag ridge and along Glen Coe must be great but I am going to have to come back another day to see them!
March 3, 2020
There are some spectacular views up at the summit following a short steep climb.
September 2, 2022
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