Stob Coire Easain

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Stob Coire Easain
Stob Coire Easain from Stob Ban.jpg
Stob Coire Easain in front, Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin behind
Summit: 3,658 feet NN308730
56°49’4"N, 4°46’21"W

Stob Coire Easain is a mountain in Inverness-shire, which reaches a height of 3,658 feet at its summit, and so it qualifies as a Munro. Its name, Stob Coire Easain', is from the Gaelic meaning "Peak of the Corrie of the Little Waterfall".

This mountain is found 11 miles east of Fort William, on the western side of Loch Treig, along with its "twin", the Munro Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin (3,625 feet). Collectively the pair are called "The Easains" or the "Stob Corries"[1] and stand less than a mile apart, connected by a high col with an approximate height of 3,166 feet.


The fine corrie of Coire Easain Beag lies in between the two mountains facing north-west.

The Easains stand in splendid isolation, hemmed in by valleys on three sides, giving Stob Coire Easain a substantial topographic prominence of 2,005 feet. It is the highest point on a five-mile long ridge which runs the entire length of the western side of Loch Treig; the eastern side of this ridge drops very steeply to the waters of the loch.

To the west of the mountain is the valley of the Allt na Lairig. A subsidiary ridge going north from the summit is initially steep and craggy as it descends to the head of Coire Laire. To the south of the summit the main ridge descends gently over Irlick Chaoile to the lonely country at the head of Loch Treig.


Because of their close proximity, the Easains are usually climbed together with the best starting point being at the hamlet of Fersit (NN350784) where there is room to park a number of cars on the verges.

The north-east ridge of Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin is followed to the summit; it is then a steep descent and climb across the stony col to the summit of Stob Coire Easain. An alternative walk utilises the West Highland Line, with the walker starting at Corrour railway station and traversing round the head of Loch Treig to gain the main ridge of the Easains, which can then be crossed south to north finishing at Fersit.[2] Stob Coire Easain's height and isolation give good views with the vista west over the Grey Corries and the Aonachs towards Ben Nevis being especially fine.


  1. "Hamish's Mountain Walk" Pages 172 & 173 (Suggests alternative names for the pair).
  2. "The Munros" Page 78 (Suggests both the given routes of ascent).

Munros in SMC Area SMC Section 4 - Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht

Am BodachAn GearanachAonach Beag (Alder)Aonach Beag (Nevis)Aonach MorBeinn a' ChlachairBeinn BheoilBeinn EibhinnBeinn na LapBen AlderBen NevisBinnein BeagBinnein MòrCàrn Dearg (Alder)Càrn Dearg (Loch Ossian)Càrn Mòr DeargChno DeargCreag PitridhGeal CharnGeal Charn, ArdverekieMullach nan CoireanNa GruagaicheanSgor GaibhreSgurr a' MhàimSgùrr Choinnich MòrSgùrr Eilde MòrStob a' Choire MheadhoinStob Bàn, Grey CorriesStob Bàn, MamoresStob Choire ClaurighStob Coire a' ChairnStob Coire an LaoighStob Coire EasainStob Coire Sgriodain