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Name:Ben Starav
Hill number:238
Height:1079.5m / 3542ft
RHB Section:03C: Glen Etive to Glen Lochy
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Grid ref:NN 12580 42705
Summit feature:cairn
Col:630.6m  NN 1877 4597  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50
(1:25k) 377W
Observations:trig point destroyed
Survey:Leica RX1250
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A circuit of Ben Starav and its Tops from the Glen Etive road by the Coileitir turning. Slow going on a hot day, albeit the views are worth taking time over. Three deer watched me as I drank from a stream between Stob Coire Dheirg and Meall Cruidh.Nick Down103/08/2019
Ascended up the north ridge from Glen Etive.PeakyPete14/06/2019
From Coileitir (Glen Etive) up Ben Starav by north ridge, then south east at first, turning to S ridge, over Meall Cruidh, then SW to Stob an Duine Ruaidh, continuing W down to Loch Etive shore by Allt Coire na Larach, returning via paths on E side of loch and glen.kdbennett19/05/2019
Glen Etive 9. Beautiful day but cold wind 16+ hrs Creise, Meall a' Bhuiridh, Stob Ghabhar, Stob a' Choire Odhair,Meall nan Eun, Stob Coir 'an Albannaich, Glas Bheinn Mhor, Beinn non Aighenan, Ben StaravHuwel03/05/2019
With Paul DuleyKeith9908/08/2018
Weather fair.MountainMac27/06/2018
From Meall nan tri trighearnanemily01/04/2018
From Coileitir (Glen Etive) up Ben Starav by north ridge, along east ridge to Stob Coire Dheirg and descent to 766m bealach, south to Beinn nan Aighenan and return, then continued along ridge to Meall nan Tri Tighearnan, Glas Bheinn Mhor, Stob Coire Albannaich, Meall Tarsuinn and Meall nan Eun, returning from bealach between Meall Tarsuinn and Meall nan Eun along Glen Ceitlein. All the paths and tracks in Glen Ceitlein in terrible state. With SD.kdbennett16/09/2017
With AS + ES.iks28/05/2017
With AS + IS.eks28/05/2017
Sfmg, John leading.Chris Blake25/03/2017
ben starav, stob coire dheirg, meall cruidh, stob an duine ruaidh, meall nan tri tighearnan, glas bheinn mhor, from glen etive.robertphillips06/11/2016
Anti-clockwise route of 3 Munros from Glen Etive. On own.MorecambeMonkey19/09/2016
With Mags and Dave side trip in way back downRodge21/07/2016
Intermittent sun and swirling clouds. Warmest summit ever...oddly. Before Glas Bheinn Mhormn2311/06/2016
First munro of the day with Maggie. Lunch in teeshirt on the summit (warmest summit lunch ever). Clouds swirling about but good views intermittently.dave neilson11/06/2016
From Glen to Munro at back and back across Ben starav. Loads of snow still.emily17/04/2016
Ben Starav, Stob Coire Dheirg, Beinn nan Aighenan, Meall nan Tri Tighearnan and Glas Bheinn Mhor from Glen Etive.rhalstead25/09/2015
weekend Neil & Geoff Weather wasn't great. cloudy windy threating rain jps66630/10/2014
Warm and sunny at the road side - chilly on top. A big climb up the north ridge. Combined with Ghlas Beinn Mhor.Roblex27/08/2014
1 of 6: from Coleitir.ChrisR13/05/2014
Climbed with Eoin, Rois, Adam and Rowan.GravelMonkey03/05/2014
Gloriously sunny and warm day in Glen Etive. Climbed NE ridge, very rough and rocky up top.Jhimmy25/08/2013
Roasting hot day. Tough set of hills. Starav an impressive hill.akmilne20/07/2013
so hot hot hot, climbed with Beinn nan Aighenan and Glas Bheinn MhorFCMark20/07/2013
A warm, sunnd day. After a spot of lunch we set off for Glas Bheinn Mhor. Would have included Beinn nan Aighenan but Alex was not feeling up to it.darradog30/05/2013
See glass bhienn Mohrpigerg28/05/2013
With USCM from loch etive hotel. Up North east ridge and down Stob an duine ruaidh. Winter conditions. 9 Hours.Loz_mck17/03/2013
Climbed with Jon, Beth and Andy P. Rather boggy for a start then good paths and a scramble at top. 3 and a bit hours. Weather warm and very very humid little or no wind to keep us cool even on top!abagworth19/08/2012
Solo walk in rain and worsened conditions, late in daybarnz4806/08/2011
a round of 5 ben starav, beinn nan aighenan, glas bheinn mhor, stob coire an albannaich, and meall nan eun,12 hours,walked with david gill walkhighlands.robertphillips18/04/2011
done with beinn nan aighenanbuggerlugs31/10/2010
Trig revisit. 0.5m stump of a Vanessa with FB gone (obvious scar), converted to a Block with top surface roughly made good and a small rivet fitted. 5m NE of summit cairn and slightly lower. Dreich morning and no view but a fine climb, from NNE, path via Coiletin, shortcut path S, boulder-hopped across burn then good path up NNE ridge. Descended SE via the 2 Munro Tops (one a Deleted Top) - nice narrow ridge with a little scrambling. Then descended path from bealach, using footbridge at 136460. Fionnlaidh in the afternoon: weather much the same...RHW18/09/2010
with Avril, Sid and Alanmunromurph06/06/2010
With Jamie and dog Ben-Ji, anticlockwise walk all the way down east side of Loch Etive and up the SW ridge, over the two Murdo tops, over Starav and down the NW ridge. second time on Starav for me. Jamie's 22nd Munro at age ten.vegibagger13/04/2010
walk along lochside with dad and Ben-Ji then up SW ridge of Ben Starav on to Stob an Duine Ruaidh, on to Meal Cruidh, up on to Starav and down NW ridge to our tent.trigpillocksson13/04/2010
with Dale in snowrambler_gary03/04/2010
Second ascent.thenomad02/02/2010
Myself and Joe, eaten by midges at car then missed path along river, had a difficult cross of burn after trudging thru boggy ground (cost about an hour). Misty on way up but gid scramble before reaching top then mist cleared.bowzi19/06/2009 hot, had driven 360 miles for an 11.30 start, 2litres of water was nowhere near enough,took 9 hours for the three,geoffreybbb01/06/2009
Round of Beinn nan Aighenan, Ben Starav, Stob Coir'an Albannaich and Glas Bheinn Mhor. Day 23 of 59 for all Munros. 25km, +/-2500m, 10hrs30.PGCE26/04/2009
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave12/10/2008
With I.McSkimmingHighland Days08/05/2008
Solo. Parked the car at the start of the track to Coileiter. Followed the track to Coileiter and ascended up the NNE ridge of Ben Starav to reach the summit. Most of the time it was thick mist although it lifted briefly early on. I had intended to reach other tops but conditions were not very good and time was running out. I went to the south of Stob Coire Dheirg and went east to the col with Meall nan Trì Tighearan (766m) and down the path that runs near Allt nam Meirleach to reach the car. There were snow fields high up. This was supposed to be training for a mountain marathon. I was slow and got back very late so it was counter-productive.pwbellarby03/04/2008
Second ascent 17/10/2009NormanW16/06/2007