Buachaille Etive Mor

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Buachaille Etive Mor is one of the best known and loved of all the Munro peaks. The epic view of the mountain from the main A82 road makes it appear quite unassailable and is one of the most photographed sights in Scotland.


Steep ascent with scree in the corrie, followed by a bouldery ridge. The descent is on steep grass; the former boggy return through the Lairig is now much improved.

Public Transport

Glasgow - Fort William and Skye buses on A82 but nearest stop is The Kingshouse. Traveline Scotland.


Layby at Altnafeadh. Map and directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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