of Starav is uncertain, but may mean a rustling (noise). When combined
with its neighbouring Munro, Glas Bheinn Mhor (big, greenish-gray hill),
it provides a good, leggy day out, starting just above sea level in Glen
road in Glen Etive at 137 468, two kilometres before the loch end, and
take the private road across the Etive. Go southwest past Coileitir and
continue along a path which takes a bridge across the Allt Mheuran. Go
along the west bank and after about 500m start up the northeast ridge
of Starav. On a clear day the amount of legwork ahead will be plainly
seen! Granite boulders indicate the final slope before the summit, with
steep slopes on either side.
summit of Starav, go southeast for about 400m, along the level summit
crest, to cross a slight rise. Turn northeast here and take the narrow
ridge to Stob Coire Dheirg (1028m). The ridge now turns east and descends
to a bealach at 766m. Continue east, finishing up a rocky ridge to gain
the summit of Glas Bheinn Mhor at 997m. The ridge to this second Munro
has a minor grassy top at 892m, with a 70m drop between it and the summit.
descent route, avoiding the steep north face, takes the east ridge for
about 500m, when there is a straightforward drop north into the coire
at the head of the Allt Mheuran. Follow this burn to Glen Etive, gaining
the track just west of Coileitir. While re-crossing the bridge over the
Etive here, be astounded by the fact that it was immersed by a flash flood
during the winter of 1906.