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Ben Starav (1078m), Glen Etive, Scotland



This is an impressive peak in the West Highlands of Scotland, overlooking the foot of Glen Etive and Loch Etive.

It's a steep climb up to the summit along the north ridge, and then there's a ridge with a few tricky sections along it - not too difficult, but not recommended for those with vertigo!  It leads to another munro, Glas Bheinn Mhor (997m).

Bill Cook climbed it with other members of the Easy Walking Group, and he has provided the story and photos.

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Contributed by: Bill Cook

Glen Etive from the summit of Ben Starav

Glen Etive from the summit of Ben Starav

Key Facts

Location Glen Etive, West Highlands, Scotland
When it was walked 31 July 2005
Walk type High hills and mountains
Difficulty Requires mountaineering skills and lots of stamina
Distance approx 14 km / 9 miles
Height climbed approx 1370 m (including Glas Bheinn Mhor)
Time taken approx 6 hours
Map used if any Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 map no 50: Glen Orchy.