Classic mountains from Glen Nevis
The Ring of Steall is a classic mountain circuit from Glen Nevis combining four Munros. There is some steep ground, easy scrambling, narrow ridges and rocky aretes. The route takes in An Gearanach, Stob Choire a Chairn, Am Bodach and then the Devils Ridge to Sgurr a’ Mhaim. This is a 15km hike, with 1600m of ascent and typically would take a fit person 8 hours. The day starts at the Nevis Gorge car park and from there you start with a walk to the Steall Falls. Crossing the river by the cable bridge is an interesting test of early nerves. Once over head up the valley 300m and then turn right up a steep and obvious track that weaves it way virtually all the way to An Gearanach. At the summit the day ahead is laid out before you and in good weather no navigation is necessary. This is a clockwise circuit so you just keep making right turns and stay as high as possible until Sgurr a’ Mhaim. This final summit is the highest point of the day and now means a fairly long and steep descent to Glen Nevis Lower Falls. The 2.5km walk back to the Gorge car park is avoidable if you have shared transport or have left a bicycle here in the morning.